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IGF Ambassadors Programme | Internet Society

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Internet Society Ambassadors to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)


Invitation to Applicants!

The Internet Society is pleased to invite applications for the 2012 Internet Society Ambassadors to the 2012 Internet Governance Forum (IGF).


Deadline for applications is midnight UTC - 6 July 2012.

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Apply Now: 2015 ISIF Asia Awards | Discover.isif.asia

Apply Now: 2015 ISIF Asia Awards | Discover.isif.asia | Internet Development | Scoop.it

22 June 2015 | The ISIF Asia Awards seek to acknowledge the important contributions ICT innovators have made with creative solutions to the social and economic development of the Asia Pacific region. The ISIF Asi...

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ISIF does amazing work and you should take a look at this and what they do ;)

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SMS will now warn farmers on extreme weather conditions - SocialStory

SMS will now warn farmers on extreme weather conditions - SocialStory | Internet Development | Scoop.it

23 June 2015 | Govt has launched a free SMS service called 'Nowcast' to provide alerts on extreme weather conditions every three hours to farmers on their mobile phones.

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Smartphones Are So Smart They Can Now Test Your Vision | NPR.org

Smartphones Are So Smart They Can Now Test Your Vision | NPR.org | Internet Development | Scoop.it

22 June 2015 | In a new study, an easy-to-use app did just as good a job as the machines in an eye doctor's office. That's a boon for people in low-income countries — and really for anyone with vision issues.

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This may bring the notion of "rural" and "village" doctors to a whole new level - much less the notion of "tele-medecine"...

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EU’s high-speed internet to unite researchers in the Eastern Partnership area | Information Policy

15 June 2015 | The European Commission signed a €13 mln contract with networking organisation GÉANT to expand connectivity in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries.

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Google is reportedly in talks to back the largest wind power project in Africa | Business Insider

Google is reportedly in talks to back the largest wind power project in Africa | Business Insider | Internet Development | Scoop.it

12 June 2015 | The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project will span 40,000 acres and raise Kenya’s energy capacity by 20 percent.

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Brck: Portable and rugged internet for rural areas - INDEX: Design to Improve Life® | Designtoimprovelife

Brck: Portable and rugged internet for rural areas - INDEX: Design to Improve Life® | Designtoimprovelife | Internet Development | Scoop.it

12 June 2015 | With the catchphrase ‘if it works in Africa, it will work anywhere’, BRCK is the reliable, robust Internet that works in almost all corners of the globe.

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How Cell Phones Can Help End World Hunger | National Geographic

How Cell Phones Can Help End World Hunger | National Geographic | Internet Development | Scoop.it

12 June 2015 | Digital infrastructure may be the most powerful tool in battling the worldwide epidemic of malnutrition.

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Is communication technology the key to unlocking Africa’s potential? | WEF

Is communication technology the key to unlocking Africa’s potential? | WEF | Internet Development | Scoop.it

6 June 2015 | Through the increasing proliferation of mobile phone technology, internet access and communications, we can give access to essential healthcare to millions and connect even more to the opportunities of the global marketplace.

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May in Latin America: All the tech news you shouldn't miss from the past month | The Next Web

May in Latin America: All the tech news you shouldn't miss from the past month | The Next Web | Internet Development | Scoop.it

4 June 2015 | May was a relatively quiet month in Latin America’s startup scene, but still came with its fair share of acquisitions, funding rounds and other launches. Here are the news you don’t want…

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In Zambia, UN forum urges faster development action for landlocked developing countries | UN News Centre

In Zambia, UN forum urges faster development action for landlocked developing countries  | UN News Centre | Internet Development | Scoop.it

4 June 2015 | A United Nations-backed conference aimed at accelerating an ambitious development plan for the world’s 32 landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) concluded today in Zambia with a global ‘Call to Action’ intended to streamline their path towards...

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And, we strongly urge that countries speed up fibre deployment over borders as this helps "bridge" countries and speed-up connectivity.

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Rural mobile money agents more profitable | Businessdailyafrica

Rural mobile money agents more profitable | Businessdailyafrica | Internet Development | Scoop.it

3 June 2015 | Mobile money transfer businesses based in the rural Kenya are turning out to be more profitable compared to those based in urban areas, a new survey by Helix Institute of Digital Finance has revealed.

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Connecting African women with IT is good for growth | African Development Bank

Connecting African women with IT is good for growth | African Development Bank | Internet Development | Scoop.it

2 June 2015 | Getting women in Africa access to information technology (IT) like smart phones is not just about closing the usage gender gap, experts say it is...

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U.S. Techies: Wiring Cuba Requires Political Science More Than Computer Science | WLM

U.S. Techies: Wiring Cuba Requires Political Science More Than Computer Science | WLM | Internet Development | Scoop.it

2 June 2015 | Part 2 of Cuba Online Some people visit Cuba to drink up rum mojitos. Peter Zimble goes there to dream up web services. “The woman who runs the apartment

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Digital TV Is Opening the Floodgates of Opportunities for Local Content ... - AllAfrica.com

25 May 2015 | Digital TV Is Opening the Floodgates of Opportunities for Local Content ...

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Local content is a key driver for business and network uptake.  Great lessons learned around the world on transitioning to DTV.  Why not consider making sure that white-spaces are also part of the transition so that new innovative entities can take advantage?

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APNIC Training goes to Timor-Leste | APNIC

APNIC Training goes to Timor-Leste | APNIC | Internet Development | Scoop.it

22 June 2015 | APNIC Training visits Timor Leste for the first time to deliver training on Internet fundamentals, Internet Resource Management and an Introduction to Network Security.

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Africa: High Throughput Satellite Capacity in Africa May At Last Enable Mobile ... - AllAfrica.com

14 June 2015 | Africa: High Throughput Satellite Capacity in Africa May At Last Enable Mobile ...
AllAfrica.com For a long time it looked as if satellite operators and resellers serving Africa were out of tune with their customers.

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Are Silicon Valleys Popping Up in Latin America? | CMSWire

Are Silicon Valleys Popping Up in Latin America? | CMSWire | Internet Development | Scoop.it

10 June 2015 | CMSWire
Are Silicon Valleys Popping Up in Latin America?
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Gavinhos is not the only one excited about tech in Latin America.

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Case Study: Using satellite connectivity to support sustainable farming | IT News Africa

Case Study: Using satellite connectivity to support sustainable farming | IT News Africa | Internet Development | Scoop.it

12 June 2015 | The farm is managed remotely by the Van Der Merwe family who are situated 1 200km away. (Image Source: aaae-africa.org). Although not yet listed as an

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Keeping it simple: The next technology revolution | ExtremeTech

Keeping it simple: The next technology revolution | ExtremeTech | Internet Development | Scoop.it

12 June 2015 | How can you innovate simple technological solutions for the most profound and lasting effects? Turns out, it's doable. Here are some recent examples.

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Cyber-security and Internet Governance under Debate in Havana | ACN

Cyber-security and Internet Governance under Debate in Havana | ACN | Internet Development | Scoop.it

HAVANA, Cuba, June 6 (acn) Focused on the analysis of the challenges of cyber-security and Internet governance, the International Conference "New scenarios of political communication in the digital realm" continued on Saturday in this capital.

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Improving Ebola response through mobile data | Geopoll

Improving Ebola response through mobile data | Geopoll | Internet Development | Scoop.it

7 June 2015 | How mobile surveys and mobile data can improve Ebola and health crisis responses.

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eBay's Hoping Latin America Will Be a Big Win | TheStreet.com

eBay's Hoping Latin America Will Be a Big Win | TheStreet.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

3 June 2015 | One of eBay’s major priorities abroad is Latin America, and the company is investing in the area in hopes of expanding the company’s audience.

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Facebook launches stripped down 'Facebook Lite' for developing countries | CNET

Facebook launches stripped down 'Facebook Lite' for developing countries | CNET | Internet Development | Scoop.it

4 June 2015 | The world's largest social network creates an app for lower-performance phones and people without access to speedy cellular signals.

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5 Step Process to Develop Mobile Phone Technical Skills Workshops | ICT Works

5 Step Process to Develop Mobile Phone Technical Skills Workshops | ICT Works | Internet Development | Scoop.it

2 June 2015 | 5 Step Process to Develop Mobile Phone Technical Skills Workshops http://t.co/IY6mB2a43o #PNG #ICT4D

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The Revolution of Mobile Innovation in Africa | Tech.co

The Revolution of Mobile Innovation in Africa | Tech.co | Internet Development | Scoop.it

2 June 2015 | Africa is now the world’s second largest mobile phone market and is setting the worldwide pace for mobile-based product innovation.

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