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Featured Blog Posts – August 2015 Archive (8)

60 Million Displaced People Need New Technology for Cash Transfers

There are more refugees and displaced people in the world now than ever before. Fortunately, a much-needed transformation is afoot among humanitarian agencies responding to these needs. Agencies including Oxfam, Mercy Corps and the World Food Program (WFP) are…

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Added by Nabil Eid on August 30, 2015 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Using Technology to Advance Human Rights in Kenya

Joseph Kitaka, a resident of Yatta in Machakos County, Kenya, has always had an interest in defending human rights. His community is faced with numerous challenges, including gender-based…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on August 29, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

Digital divide progress report: 15 Year review

Information and communication technologies (ICT) have driven global development in an unprecedented way, providing huge opportunities for social and economic development. Billions of people enjoy access to ICTs thanks to technological progress, infrastructure deployment and falling prices.

The ICT industry has…

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Added by Nabil Eid on August 27, 2015 at 3:46pm — No Comments

UN Secretary General calls for use of ICT to tackle emerging development challenges

United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon has called for home grown technology based solutions to effectively deal with current and emerging development challenges. Speaking to young Kenyan technology innovators during his visit to iHub, an incubation facility for entrepreneurs and innovators in Nairobi, Ban Ki Moon…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on August 26, 2015 at 3:09pm — No Comments

2015 ICT Clinic for Girls ends in Tamale, Ghana.

Thirty (30) young girls selected from four basic schools in the Northern Region of Ghana are currently going through ICT skills training and mentorship programme in Tamale.

The weeklong programme dubbed “ICT Clinic for Girls” is an annual programme instituted by Savana Signatures as part of efforts to empower young girls to recognize and…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on August 22, 2015 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Illiteracy and high cost widen gender gap in ICT access

Many African women have less free time to experiment with new information and communication technology (ICT) and also experience twice as many challenges accessing the Internet as men do, a report on Uganda has shown.

 

The report by the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) says Ugandan women face challenges such as…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on August 20, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

How Technology Can Revitalize the Worst Refugee Crisis of Our Time

Last year, the United Nations (UN) Refugee Agency reported that the number of refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced people worldwide exceeded 50 million people, the highest number reported since World War II. The majority of these refugees coming from Afghanistan and Syria are fleeing violent conflict and war torn communities, and are…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on August 19, 2015 at 12:51am — No Comments

ITWeb Brainstorm celebrates SA's women in tech

Brainstorm, ITWeb's monthly magazine for business technology decision-makers, is dedicating its August issue to the women in SA's tech industry.

In addition to its usual in-depth analyses of the topical enterprise IT issues, Brainstorm's August edition recognises women who have achieved amazing inroads into the male-dominated workforce, says Brainstorm editor…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on August 3, 2015 at 3:23am — No Comments

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