Posts tagged ‘ICT4Dev’

How mobile phones are transforming agriculture in Africa

A short listing of articles on the application of new mobile technologies in African agriculture.

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Discuss: What makes a good NGO?

An invitation to debate: What are the key characteristics of “an effective Development NGO”?
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17 May: International Comms Day – Gender, Mobile Phones and Development

17 May is World Telecommunications and Information Society Day. Time to reflect on how ICT can help poor people, and in particular whether those benefits are within reach of women and other marginalised groups.

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Communicating Development

An invitation to a discussion about how NGOs can move beyond “communication” towards “engagement” with global justice issues.

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Open Data, Mobiles and Development

A reflection about aid transparency, open data, and the potential of web 2 for global Development.

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Information Technology and “Development”

Some reflections about “ICT 4 Dev” – Whether information technology really can be of use for efforts to eradicate extreme poverty.

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Is there an App for “human development”?

A list of the many apps for mobile phones that are relevant for people working for human development anywhere.

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Today is World Food Day. A day to celebrate that the days of truly enormous famines are over:
Meet "Chocolate Mamas", producers of chocolate in #Tanzania, creating Tanzanian jobs. While #cocoa is grown in West Africa and Asia, most #chocolate (the finished product) is made in Europe or the USA. Meet Jaki Kweka, who is trying to change that.
By creating protected areas and national parks and by limiting the spread of soy bean cultivation, Brazil has managed to drastically reduce the amount of rain forest being cleared.
Costa Rica, #Afghanistan, China, #India and Albania are all embracing renewable energy sources.
Social change needs empowered citizens, and empowered citizens need occasional encouragement. Great to hear that we're not the only ones who believe in the power of positive news!
50,000 rice farmers in #IvoryCoast are now working with better seeds, improving food security in the West African country. As a result, harvests have increased. Source: World Bank, photo: Jbdodane / CC BY
Sub-Saharan Africa’s first light rail system starts operations. As Ethiopians celebrate their New Year, they also prepare to mark the beginning of operations of a tram system in the #Ethiopian capital #AddisAbaba. Read more:
Going Mobile in #Malawi”. A mobile phone information service established last year to provide timely information to rural poor farmers in a southern African country, has been used nearly half a million times since its launch. Established in Malawi by Gorta-Self Help Africa last year, the ‘321’ voice-activated service provides subscribers to the country’s largest mobile phone network with farm information and advice that they can access at the push of a button. And it’s all free.
10,000 copies of "The World's Best News" were distributed all over #ireland today! See how The Irish Times described our newspaper, and click the link to read all the articles online!

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