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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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The Internet Society fosters Internet growth and access by bringing essential information, training, and partnerships to people and communities across the world. www.internetsociety.org/development
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BRICS to Open Development Bank by 2016 | Wall Street Journal

BRICS to Open Development Bank by 2016 | Wall Street Journal | Internet Development | Scoop.it

9 July 2014 | The Moscow Times BRICS to Open Development Bank by 2016 Wall Street Journal MOSCOW—The five major emerging national economies known by the acronym BRICS will open a development bank by 2016 and create an alternative to the International Monetary...

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GSMA mAgri Programme is gearing up to achieve its next goal | Mobile for Development

GSMA mAgri Programme is gearing up to achieve its next goal | Mobile for Development | Internet Development | Scoop.it

9 July 2014 | Interested in what @GSMAmAgri will be doing for the next few years? http://t.co/5EuEFvyA5b #ICT4D #mAgri @GSMAm4D

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ICT supporting sustainable food supply chains in developing & emerging regions | NSRC/Swansea Uni

9 July 2014 | Three main messages were delivered: - Agriculture is a global game changer for poverty reduction, water security, food security, climate change mitigation/adap… (RT @hereissimone: Here's my presentation on #ict4ag @SustainableSoci

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Infographics: “How I Use My Phone” | Mobile Experience Center by Co-Creation Hub

Infographics: “How I Use My Phone” | Mobile Experience Center by Co-Creation Hub | Internet Development | Scoop.it

9 July 2014 | RT @phat_controller: New @Cc_HUB research details how shopkeepers in Nigeria use their mobiles. http://t.co/Yw8VaIYAxI #m4d #ict4d http:/…

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Startups Surge In South America | TechCrunch

Startups Surge In South America | TechCrunch | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 July 2014 |
Startups Surge In South America | TechCrunch
New tech communities are sprouting up in South America to serve the 200M+ population that is increasingly reliant on internet and mobile technology.

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More than 2.5m Rwandans now using mobile payments | biztechafrica.com

More than 2.5m Rwandans now using mobile payments | biztechafrica.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

30 June 2014 | The number of mobile payments subscribers in Rwanda has reached more than 2.5 million, according to figures in the recently-published Rwandan ICT Sector Profile.

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Chart: India’s Internet Speed is the Slowest in Asia - India Real Time | WSJ

Chart: India’s Internet Speed is the Slowest in Asia  - India Real Time | WSJ | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 July 2014 | In addition to power lines, toilets and roads, India’s new Prime Minister may need to invest in the country’s onramp to the information superhighway.

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HOME | WSIS+10 High-Level Event 2014

HOME | WSIS+10 High-Level Event 2014 | Internet Development | Scoop.it
The WSIS+10 High-Level Event will be an extended version of the WSIS Forum.
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Latest report from GSMA on Malawi | GSMA

Latest report from GSMA on Malawi | GSMA | Internet Development | Scoop.it

20 May 2014 | GSMA Country Feasibility Report: Malawi 2014 (RT @GSMAm4d: New #mhealth research: Mobile has the potential to help with #nutrition and #MCH in #Malawi #m4d http://t.co/iOlZQPIE7u #ICT4D)...

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Investment in Developing Nations | Heritage.org

Investment in Developing Nations | Heritage.org | Internet Development | Scoop.it

 20 May 2014 | Investment in Developing Nations
Heritage.org.  Foreign direct investment (FDI) into developing countries has increased dramatically in the past 20 years.

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ICT contributes 5.5 percent to GDP

ICT contributes  5.5 percent to GDP | Internet Development | Scoop.it

22 May 2014 | WINDHOEK – The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector contributed 5.5 percent to the GPD during 2013 and 2.9 percent during 2012, the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) said in its 2012/2013 annual report.

Although CRAN had achieved a number of things over the past three years, they still face a number of challenges such as setting up adequate infrastructure to allow for greater reach in terms of internet access and broadband capacity. Another challenge is to strengthen, harmonise and integrate policy and regulatory frameworks in the African region, particularly when it comes to home and away roaming in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.

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The rise of open data driven businesses in emerging markets | World Bank

The rise of open data driven businesses in emerging markets | World Bank | Internet Development | Scoop.it

20 May 2014 | Mapping traffic flows using real time data. Key findings -- Many new data companies have emerged around the world in the last few years. Of these companies, the majority use some form of government data.

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Global Information Technology Report 2014 | WEF

Global Information Technology Report 2014 | WEF | Internet Development | Scoop.it

8 May 2014 | The Global Information Technology Report 2014 features the latest results of the NRI, offering an overview of the current state of ICT readiness in the world. This year’s coverage includes a record number of 148 economies, accounting for over 98 percent of global GDP.

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Funding my Eagle Project: Promoting Education in Afghanistan with Raspberry Pi | Raspberrypi.org

Funding my Eagle Project: Promoting Education in Afghanistan with Raspberry Pi | Raspberrypi.org | Internet Development | Scoop.it
For my Eagle Project, I will work with Trust in Education to build low-cost computers for teaching computer skills to Afghan students.
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Do you know what Raspberry Pi's are?  Check out www.raspberrypi.org and also take a look at their "stories" - just like this one.

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4 Best Practices to Bring the World’s Knowledge to Burma | ICT Works

4 Best Practices to Bring the World’s Knowledge to Burma | ICT Works | Internet Development | Scoop.it

9 July 2014 | RT @mhealthed: Best practices for bringing the world's knowledge to Burma http://t.co/YZGQREFddi #ict4d #mhealth

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Bharti Airtel to sell 3100 telecom towers in Africa | Economic Times

Bharti Airtel to sell 3100 telecom towers in Africa | Economic Times | Internet Development | Scoop.it

9 July 2014 | Economic Times Bharti Airtel to sell 3100 telecom towers in Africa Economic Times Manoj Kohli, Chairman, Bharti Airtel International Netherlands BV (BAIN), said, "It is an important step towards the consolidation of tower assets across Africa that...

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Good news on infrastructure sharing?

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Technology can empower children in developing countries - if it's done right | The Guardian

Technology can empower children in developing countries - if it's done right | The Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

8 July 2014 | The internet and digital technologies offer huge potential but avoiding a one-fits-all approach and ensuring the right protection mechanisms is vital (RT @tcr3112: "Technology can empower children in developing countries - if it's done right", says...

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Colombia's ICT minister deemed best of Latin America | Colombia Reports

Colombia's ICT minister deemed best of Latin America | Colombia Reports | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 July 2014 | Colombia Reports Colombia's ICT minister deemed best of Latin America Colombia Reports The Business Year praised Molano for “how, through a series of sound policies, the government has managed to grow Colombia's 2.2 million Internet connections to...

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Informal WiFi Networks Have Been Dismantled in Havana | Global Voices

Informal WiFi Networks Have Been Dismantled in Havana | Global Voices | Internet Development | Scoop.it

24 June 2014 | The networks are primarily used to play games, share TV shows, series, and movies.

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What’s the Best IT Equipment to Use in Harsh Environments? | ICT Works

What’s the Best IT Equipment to Use in Harsh Environments? | ICT Works | Internet Development | Scoop.it
RT @mongkolroek: RT @SidaICT4D: Want to know what IT equipment to use in different environments? Check out http://t.co/HICmLM193d @ICT_Work…
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Costa Rica's Electrical Service Ranks Second Best in Latin America | The Costa Rica News

Costa Rica's Electrical Service Ranks Second Best in Latin America | The Costa Rica News | Internet Development | Scoop.it

10 June 2014 | The Costa Rica News Costa Rica's Electrical Service Ranks Second Best in Latin America The Costa Rica News The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The service and electricity coverage in Costa Rica is ranked as the second best Latin America according to...

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Should the IFI's go back to infrastructure projects to build better power grids to facilitate Internet development?  You can't have Internet growth without power sources of some kind.

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Laurent Elder: The Information Lives of the Poor | Ottawa Citizen

Laurent Elder: The Information Lives of the Poor  | Ottawa Citizen | Internet Development | Scoop.it

18 May 2014 |


Laurent Elder: The Information Lives of the Poor Ottawa Citizen The three research networks, active in 38 developing countries, took survey questions into the homes and workplaces of ICT users to explore the economic and social impacts of modern...
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Foreign Investment in Africa Seen at Record $80 Billion in 2014, Report Shows | Wall Street Journal

Foreign Investment in Africa Seen at Record $80 Billion in 2014, Report Shows | Wall Street Journal | Internet Development | Scoop.it

19 May 2014 | Wall Street Journal Foreign Investment in Africa Seen at Record $80 Billion in 2014, Report Shows Wall Street Journal BRUSSELS—Foreign investment in African economies will hit a record $80 billion in 2014, as business leaders in developed economies...

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New publication on empowering women entrepreneurs through technology | UNCTAD

New publication on empowering women entrepreneurs through technology | UNCTAD | Internet Development | Scoop.it

20 May 2014 | New @UNCTAD publication: Empowering women entrepreneurs through #ICT http://t.co/uaG30Qji7a #ict4d #gender #EmpowerTuesday @ilo #innovation

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Mobile Reading in Developing Countries | mobileworldcapitol

12 May 2014 | We've analysed the last report by UNESCO about world reading and we've selected the top 9 figures that might be more interesting to show you how mobiles are helping to learn reading, and how reading is helping citizens of developing countries.

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