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Featured Blog Posts – May 2014 Archive (36)

How Mobile Phones Can Illuminate Rural Cambodia

Have you ever been to Cambodia? If so, have you noticed that everyone there has a mobile phone? Whether you are in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap or even in the countryside, you’ll find people talking on their cell phone all the time.

Mobile Technology for Development

As in other developing countries, …


Added by Seu Yapa on May 29, 2014 at 1:23pm — No Comments

What is new in mHealth in South Africa?

Through the mHealth Task Team, GSMA mHealth is supporting the South African National Department of Health (NDoH) to create an interoperable mobile Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (mMNCH) solution, that will address the needs of Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6.

Maternal, perinatal and under-5…


Added by Djamila K. MATHU on May 28, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Mobile phones are contributing to an increase in reading in Africa

One reason many in Africa are turning to mobiles for reading is the ubiquity of mobile phones; nearly everyone who is literate has access to one. Moreover, mobile data is more affordable than ever. Printed books are often scarce, especially in schools and less urban areas. Of course, a lack of literacy prevents many from reading books on their mobile devices.

"Millions of people do not…


Added by Djamila K. MATHU on May 28, 2014 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Adapting ICT infrastructures to cope with climate change

We are only now beginning to understand how climate change is impacting our world. It is changing the lives of every one of us, and research suggests that these impacts are likely to accelerate in the future. There are many practical steps we can take to adapt to climate change, and new research…


Added by Nabil Eid on May 28, 2014 at 5:15pm — No Comments

The survey from 24 countries reveals that most adults still lack basic ICT knowledge

The Survey of Adult Skills conducted by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) is the first international attempt to assess adults’ aged 16-65 skills in three domains: literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments. These skill groups are considered as “key information-processing competencies” necessary to perform work…


Added by Seu Yapa on May 28, 2014 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Call for Submissions: World Pulse Picture Partnership

At World Pulse, it recognize that men play key roles in advancing women’s empowerment. Across the globe women and men are working together towards a new vision of equality in our families and communities. Together, let's bring this vision into…


Added by Seu Yapa on May 28, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

ITU's 150th Anniversary: Get Involved!

In 2015, ITU will be celebrating its 150th Anniversary. This celebration will include a number of events and activities to highlight key milestones and achievements, recognizing important contributions of ITU Members to the development of telecommunications/ICTs.


There are several ways Member States, Private…


Added by Seu Yapa on May 27, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

10 Apps for Expressing Creativity and Inspiring Innovation

10 Apps for Expressing Creativity and Inspiring Innovation

We are living in an era that is driven by technology. And although there are some who claim that the technology of today is discouraging creativity, it’s actually quite the opposite. The web and mobile technology provide us with the tools to help unleash our creative potential and inspire innovative thought. Now there are, more specifically, apps…


Added by Seu Yapa on May 26, 2014 at 12:41pm — No Comments

The Kochkor Pioneers

We have recently received a letter from Bugalcha Nishanova, the manager of the village telecentre in Kyrgyzstan.

“She is a young pleasant woman, always ready to help. Her name is Venera … She started to teach digital…


Added by Yuliya Melnyk on May 24, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Orange African Social Venture Prize 2014

Following on from the success of the past three years, today Orange is launching the 2014 edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize. A new category has been introduced for the fourth edition: the “Orange Partner" award will recognize the best project that integrates an Orange application.

encouraging innovation and the use of ICT for…


Added by Seu Yapa on May 24, 2014 at 1:23am — No Comments

4 misconceptions about global development innovation

Not all innovative global development solutions are conceived in the field. Photo by: …


Added by Seu Yapa on May 24, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Tunnel Lab employing tech for change in rural Kenya

Technology is the quickest route to change for rural Kenyans, and enables them become active players in the country’s economy, according to Julia Moura, executive director of tech skills training startup Tunnel Lab.

In an interview with HumanIPO, Moura said international corporations coming into Kenya in pursuit of natural resources and looking to tap into the population…


Added by Seu Yapa on May 22, 2014 at 1:06am — No Comments

Georgian Public Services through Libraries (GPSLib): A New Direction for Libraries in Georgia

In the last decade, Georgia has undertaken massive reforms, particularly in the areas of rule of law, accountability, and transparency. After signing onto the Open Government Partnership, the government of Georgia instituted a plan to ensure access to information for people living in rural areas. With more than 600 underutilized public libraries spread across the country, the…


Added by Seu Yapa on May 21, 2014 at 1:46pm — No Comments

No sustainable development without solidarity is the address of Al-Takaful Foundation

“Combat Poverty, Rise Society through Sustainable Development” this is our motto

From Taiz city in Yemen, this ancient city where joins the roots of Yemeni culture to draw most fascinating painting on the chest of geography since the dawn of the civil, stretched on the shore of the Red Sea, the sea as…


Added by Nabil Eid on May 21, 2014 at 4:42am — No Comments

A Way to Talk With Your Hands—Literally

The ideas were wide-ranging, until one of the team members mentioned a recent experience in a supermarket. He saw a cashier struggling to communicate with a person who was deaf. That launched the four Ukrainian computer science students into a discussion about the troubles that students with hearing impairments had at their computer academy.…


Added by Seu Yapa on May 20, 2014 at 6:18pm — No Comments

University Education: Now available for Trial

We have recently received news from the Volgograd State Agrarian University, Volgograd, Russia about activities of the university telecentre.

In April 2014 the manager of the Department of Distance Education and IT of the university, Associate Professor E.V.Mishchenko and the Chair of the Department of the…


Added by Yuliya Melnyk on May 20, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Collaboration: The Emerging Trend for Small Business Growth

A movement is budding in the small business sector. Driven by limited resources, such as time and money, small business entrepreneurs are discovering the power of collaboration on the …


Added by Seu Yapa on May 19, 2014 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Kenyan FarmDrive app connecting farmers with investors, tools

Kenyan startup FarmDrive is trialling a mobile app providing farmers with new financing options by connecting them with investors interested in funding local producers, while also providing a range of tools to help farmers improve their skills and records.

FarmDrive co-founder Peris Bosire told HumanIPO despite 80 per cent of Kenya’s…


Added by Seu Yapa on May 19, 2014 at 1:35pm — No Comments

E-stonia: The EU's digital pioneer?

In Estonia, a broadband Internet connection is available everywhere. A young Estonian tells DW what it's like living in a completely networked European Union country and where the digital boundaries stand.

DW: Estonia's government considers Internet access something of a fundamental right for citizens. The city of Tallinn has…


Added by Seu Yapa on May 16, 2014 at 12:53am — No Comments

Small business gets a boost thanks to a bit of digital know-how

A café owner in Redcar and Cleveland has been using technology to expand his business and free up time to spend with his family - thanks to the support of his local UK online centre.

When Phil Green, 39, from the seaside town of Redcar, was made redundant from his job as a baker, he took the opportunity to open his own café in the town. Phil explains: “I was a baker for 14 years…


Added by Seu Yapa on May 15, 2014 at 6:45pm — No Comments

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