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Saving the world through social media? How development is going digital | Guardian

Saving the world through social media? How development is going digital | Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

4 January 2013 | Maeve Shearlaw: From tracking World Bank projects to Twitter conversations with Rwanda's health minister, technology is driving innovation....Social media and mobile technologies offer a wide range of benefits for people working in development: a potentially cheap and efficient way to link citizens with their governments, the chance to monitor real-time progress on projects, and the ability to connect people from remote parts of the world to share experiences and teach best practice.

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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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Teenagers in Sudan developing apps to teach themselves | IT News Africa

Teenagers in Sudan developing apps to teach themselves | IT News Africa | Internet Development | Scoop.it

18 October 2014 | Learning in a Sudanese classroom is not easy, but it can be made more manageable it seems, with clever deployment of technology. Khartoum: Civil war has

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3 M4D Case Studies from GSMA Mobile for Development Impact | ICT Works

3 M4D Case Studies from GSMA Mobile for Development Impact | ICT Works | Internet Development | Scoop.it

20 October 2014 | RT @ICT_Works: 3 M4D Case Studies from @GSMAm4d (Mobile for Development) Impact http://t.co/45wAgQgqoL #ICT #Mobile #ICT4D

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Mapping Africa's Growing Tech Hubs | Citylab

Mapping Africa's Growing Tech Hubs | Citylab | Internet Development | Scoop.it

18 October 2014 | Are you a tech entrepreneur? Check out nearly 100 innovation labs across Sub-Saharan Africa on this interactive map.

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Check out this cool map that shows you African tech hubs in Sub-Saharan Africa

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The man behind the eBay of Latin America | abouthub.info

The man behind the eBay of Latin America | abouthub.info | Internet Development | Scoop.it

18 October 2014 | Marcos Galperin is the Argentine who set up MercadoLibre, the Latin American equivalent of ecommerce and auction website eBay....

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Will developing countries lead the renewable energy race? | WWF

Will developing countries lead the renewable energy race? | WWF | Internet Development | Scoop.it

16 October 2014 | Beyond the west: from South Africa to China, Mexico and Indonesia, WWF takes a look at the emerging countries driving global adoption of renewable energy.

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How Collaborative Development Works - YouTube

8 October 2014 | Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation acr...

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4.4 billion people around the world still don’t have Internet. Here’s where they live | Washingtonpost.com

4.4 billion people around the world still don’t have Internet. Here’s where they live | Washingtonpost.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

2 October 2014 | The world wide web still isn't all that worldwide.

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See this article from the Washington Post - good infographic on uptake.

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Watch out M-Pesa, Equity Bank wants to transform mobile money in Kenya | the Guardian

Watch out M-Pesa, Equity Bank wants to transform mobile money in Kenya | the Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it
7 October 2014 | An innovative sim card is challenging M-Pesa’s mobile banking monopoly. But will the competition increase financial inclusion? Mark Keith Muhumuza reports
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The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech | npr.org

The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech | npr.org | Internet Development | Scoop.it
6 October 2014 | The Innovators, Walter Isaacson's new book, tells the stories of the people who created modern computers. Women, who are now a minority in computer science, played an outsize role in that history.
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September in Latin America: All the tech news you shouldn't miss from the past month... | The Next Web

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

4 October 2014 | Latin America's tech scene saw its first share of pivots and new launches last month, both from foreign companies and local startups.

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Ford Foundation: Measure social development progress not GDP | Devex

Ford Foundation: Measure social development progress not GDP | Devex | Internet Development | Scoop.it

29 September 2014 |
One of the ways a country's development progress is measured is through its gross domestic product. But what if we evaluate well-being and environmental sustainability instead?

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Code.rw - the Website Helping Students to Innovative | AllAfrica.com

Code.rw - the Website Helping Students to Innovative | AllAfrica.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

29 September 2014 |
"...code.rw is trying to change that mentality by engaging students interested in using ICT for development and business (ICT4D and ICT4B) to form clubs in schools.

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ICT ‘holds hope for Africa’ | biztechafrica.com

ICT ‘holds hope for Africa’ | biztechafrica.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

28 September 2014 | Minister Omobola Johnson says the ICT industry holds hope of a better future for the African continent.

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Investing in Africa on its own terms | Aljazeera.com

Investing in Africa on its own terms | Aljazeera.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

20 October 2014 | How can companies operating in Africa contribute to long term social and economic returns for its people?

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BBC launches WhatsApp Ebola service | bbc.com

BBC launches WhatsApp Ebola service | bbc.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

20 October 2014 | BBC launches Ebola public health information service on WhatsApp, aimed at users of the service in the worst-affected countries.

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Korean international ICT Ministerial gathering: information and communication technology are critical drivers of growth | ITU

19 October 2014 } On eve of #Plenipot14 international ICT Ministerial gathering issues declaration for #broadand for all + #ICT4D http://t.co/gLiZHDTwwE

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Let us use the ITU Plenipotentiary to focus on the positive aspects of what partners can do to promote Broadband and Internet infrastructure development.  Our team will be in Busan, South Korea to help try and do that!

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Give landlocked nations a tech boost, says UN chief | SciDevNet

Give landlocked nations a tech boost, says UN chief | SciDevNet | Internet Development | Scoop.it

18 October 2014 | Call to transfer agricultural and industrial technology so they can move from raw materials to high-value exports.

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MTN to integrate mobile money systems in Rwanda, Uganda | humanipo.com

MTN to integrate mobile money systems in Rwanda, Uganda | humanipo.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

 16 October 2014 | MTN has announced it will be integrating its mobile money systems in Rwanda and Uganda as part of cross-border mobile money initiative. The integration will become effective from next month.

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Geek of the Week: Kentaro Toyama explores 'Geek Heresy' in the developing world | GeekWire

Geek of the Week: Kentaro Toyama explores 'Geek Heresy' in the developing world | GeekWire | Internet Development | Scoop.it

8 October 2014 | Former Microsoft researcher Kentaro Toyama co-founded the company's India research lab. Computer scientist Kentaro Toyama is a former Microsoft researcher

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Rwanda: Digital Penetration Not an End to ICT Devt - ITU Chief | allafrica.com

Rwanda: Digital Penetration Not an End to ICT Devt - ITU Chief | allafrica.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

7 October 2014 | African governments have been reminded that as they celebrate the gains and achievements made in information and communications technology (ICT) and Internet penetration, they should bear in mind the challenges stalking further development of the...

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Library boxes foster creativity in refugee camps | vfinstitute

Library boxes foster creativity in refugee camps | vfinstitute | Internet Development | Scoop.it
7 October 2014 | Education vital for refugee empowerment is becoming a reality thanks to innovative library and e-books projects.
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Beyond the first mile: where your Internet comes from | OECD Insight

Beyond the first mile: where your Internet comes from | OECD Insight | Internet Development | Scoop.it

6 October 2014 | Today’s post is written by Rudolf Van der Berg of the OECD’s Science, Technology and Industry Directorate In 2012 the only submarine fibre optic cable that then connected Benin with global telecomm...

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Why 4.4 Billion People Still Don't Have Internet Access | npr.org

Why 4.4 Billion People Still Don't Have Internet Access | npr.org | Internet Development | Scoop.it

5 October 2014 | More than half the global population has never been online. But Silicon Valley giants are trying to change that.

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E-commerce Expert to Launch Latin America E-marketplace Iguama | Sourcing Journal Online

E-commerce Expert to Launch Latin America E-marketplace Iguama | Sourcing Journal Online | Internet Development | Scoop.it


29 September 2014 | The marketplace, which is set to launch in November, is run by an executive based in Guatemala with more than a decade of logistics and e-commerce expertise and it has attracted other veteran online retail executives.” View the full article at...

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DRC brings in ICTs to combat deforestation, timber theft | biztechafrica.com

DRC brings in ICTs to combat deforestation, timber theft | biztechafrica.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

29 September 2014 | The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has one of the biggest rainforests in the world, but lack of resources and expertise and political will, and corruption are the primary obstacles to fight the illegal exploitation of these rainforests by foreign companies and unscrupulous local businessmen.

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