In line with Microsoft’s commitment to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, Microsoft’s General…Continue
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Nyirabambariis a community health worker. Her task is to keep tabs on pregnant mothers from the time the pregnancy is announced until delivery.
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Studies about the tourism experience of persons with disabilities first arose in the late 1970 and even in the late 1980 and early 1990, researchers only “toyed with this subject” (McKercher et al., 2003). Nowadays, there are growing numbers of studies concentrating on the tourist experience of persons with…Continue
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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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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…Continue
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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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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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,…Continue
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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…Continue
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Innovation of accessibility is working in collaboration with all other agencies with industry…Continue
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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…Continue
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Smart phones, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are being harnessed in increasingly innovative ways to enhance the quality of life for people, expand their access to the Internet, and enhance their participation in the Internet governance ecosystem.
Internet-connected devices offer…
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Huawei recognizes the urgent need to reduce the deepening digital divide between those who benefit from connectivity and the internet, and those who don’t. Our new White Paper, Digital Enablement: Bridging the Digital Divide to Connect People and Society, released recently, shows that sustainable business…Continue
TechSoup announced today the launch of TechSoup.Global, the world’s first fully global technology donation platform designed to reach social benefit organizations in 236 countries and territories.…Continue
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Threat models can make ICT4D more secure and safe to use. In computer science, “threat modeling” is the approach of playing through attacks and hacks ahead of time. Being alert digital risks can help prevent data breaches and devastating damage – also in the aid sector.
Digital Risks Are…Continue
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Despite increased coverage of mobile communications in Zambia, rural communities still face challenges in accessing online resources and services. Lack of ICT infrastructure particularly internet broaband makes it difficult for the rural people to access services. This has negatively affected service…Continue
WSIS Prizes is an immediate response to the requests expressed by WSIS stakeholders during the WSIS Forum 2011: to create a mechanism to evaluate and reward stakeholders for their efforts in the implementation of WSIS outcomes. The WSIS Prizes are an integral part of the WSIS Stocktaking Process that was set up in 2004 (Para 120, Tunis Agenda).…Continue
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