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Featured Blog Posts – December 2015 Archive (11)

5 Years of Youth Empowerment with Media Creation

The deepest impact from social change efforts is often felt in the places where suffering is greatest. Through Shilpa Sayura Foundation in Sri Lanka, youth are leading as active digital agents of change. They make media to communicate the needs of child soldiers returning to society, share first-hand accounts of natural disasters, and capture other critical stories otherwise left untold.…

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Added by Niranjan Meegammana on December 29, 2015 at 3:21am — No Comments

Introducing DemTools 2.0: Technology to Transform Global Politics

Internet access and powerful communication technologies are spreading around the world at a extraordinary rate, transforming the way citizens live and interact with each other. With the many benefits that citizens experience from these advanced technologies, there is also the expectation that leaders in government, civil society and politics will keep up.

Unfortunately, many political institutions and citizen groups…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on December 29, 2015 at 1:40am — No Comments

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on December 24, 2015 at 7:51pm — No Comments

Disability-Friendly Environments in the Age of 5G, Softwarization is Coming!

Standardization between advancing accessibility, 5G technologies and Softwarization will remove all barriers for persons with disabilities.

Are we ready to remove all the barriers for persons with disabilities?



In the near future, robots, smart things, Internet of Things (IoT) and machines will…

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Added by Nabil Eid on December 19, 2015 at 2:40am — No Comments

Microsoft deepens longstanding commitment to philanthropy with expanded vision, new organization

Today we’re announcing an expanded commitment to our corporate philanthropy around the world with a broader ambition and a new organization within the company, Microsoft Philanthropies, to make this ambition a reality.

Our CEO, Satya Nadella, has defined a clear mission for Microsoft: Empower every person and every organization on the…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on December 17, 2015 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Partners launch action plan to close digital gender gap

Women’s participation in digital society integral to achieving Agenda 2030

New York, 15 December 2015 – An ‘Action Plan to Close the Digital Gender Gap’ was launched today at a side event on “Women's Empowerment in the Digital Age” during the High-Level Meeting of the World Summit of the Information Society currently…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on December 17, 2015 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Sokoto agency trains 7,560 in ICT in 17 years

No fewer than 7,560 people have gained Information Communication and Technology (ICT) training from the Sokoto Education Development Trust Fund (SEDTF) in the last 17 years.

Its Board of Trustees Chairman, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, said this at the opening of a three-week Computer Training Programme for 88 civil…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on December 8, 2015 at 9:20pm — No Comments

CREATING PARADIGM SHIFT IN DEVELOPMENT USING ICT

Savana Signatures is a youth-led, youth-centered and gender sensitive programming ICT for development (ICT4D) organization based in Ghana with the mission “To equip youth, women and vulnerable groups with ICT skills for personal and professional development through the innovative use of ICT” and a vision of “A society where relevant information,…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on December 8, 2015 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Where Innovation and Accessibility Meet

Innovations enable people with disabilities to achieve a more independent and worthwhile quality of life, empowering them to accept their right to social inclusion.

Innovation of accessibility is working in collaboration with all other agencies with industry…

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Added by Nabil Eid on December 8, 2015 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Still a Few Rivers to Be Crossed!

How do we empower more women to use the Internet in developing countries? Two major studies on women’s usage of information and communications technologies (ICTs) released this year provide some answers.

The first study, Bridging the gender gap: Mobile access and usage in low-and…

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Added by Cleopa Timon Otieno on December 2, 2015 at 4:29pm — No Comments

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