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Cuba Technology Development: Cell Phones, Internet Remain Rare On Island | International Business Times

Cuba Technology Development: Cell Phones, Internet Remain Rare On Island | International Business Times | Internet Development | Scoop.it

10 May 2015 | In Cuba, people struggle with primitive infrastructure in frequently futile efforts to interact with one another and the rest of the world.

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Digital Principles | Digitalprinciples.org

Digital Principles | Digitalprinciples.org | Internet Development | Scoop.it

8 May 2015 | These Principles find their roots in the efforts of individuals, development organizations, and donors alike who have called for a more concerted effort by donors and implementing partners to institutionalize lessons learned in the use of...

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Tech in Africa: The past month's news in one place | The Next Web

Tech in Africa: The past month's news in one place | The Next Web | Internet Development | Scoop.it

6 May 2015 | The outbreak of xenophobic violence in South Africa gave technology the opportunity to prove its worth to society in April, a month that also saw a number of moves by…

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Malawi takes key step to advance digital payments and drive inclusive growth | Betterthancash.org

Malawi takes key step to advance digital payments and drive inclusive growth | Betterthancash.org | Internet Development | Scoop.it

6 May 2015 | RT @BetterThan_Cash: Our report on the state of #digitalpayments in #Malawi identifies 4 opportunities http://t.co/cmFvXeJNKg #ict4d

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New Rockefeller Foundation Projects to Boost African Development | Voice of America

New Rockefeller Foundation Projects to Boost African Development | Voice of America | Internet Development | Scoop.it

5 May 2015 | New efforts by the Rockefeller Foundation are working to strengthen African economies as they face a growing number of young people, and challenges to their economies from the effects of climat...

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Africa's Mobile-Sun Revolution | recode.net

Africa's Mobile-Sun Revolution | recode.net | Internet Development | Scoop.it

3 May 2015 | With the arrival of low-cost solar, it's no surprise that the revolution taking place in developing markets these days is rooted in mobile-sun.

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Power is the true stopping point for so much progress.  It would be useful to see more rural power projects out there?  How many have you heard of?

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'Have u tried cow dung?' Smartphones help Kenyan farmers text their way out of trouble | The Guardian

'Have u tried cow dung?' Smartphones help Kenyan farmers text their way out of trouble | The Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 May 2015 | New mobile phone services are providing farmers in developing countries with agricultural advice on challenges such as how to get rid of moles

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Fragile states need new form of development aid, OECD report says | EurActiv

Fragile states need new form of development aid, OECD report says | EurActiv | Internet Development | Scoop.it

30 April 2015 | Nearly 1.5 billion people live in countries riddled with conflict, fragility and violence, and which have also shown the least progress on achieving development goals, according to a new OECD study. EurActiv Germany reports.

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Sustainable development goals: Central, but unnoticed | EurActiv

Sustainable development goals: Central, but unnoticed | EurActiv | Internet Development | Scoop.it

28 April 2015 | The world’s sustainability goals for 2030 are currently being debated at the United Nations HQ in New York, a key negotiation that will largely decide where development aid will flow over the next 15 years.

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▶ Top 10 Things to Know Before Your First IETF Meeting | ISOC

Here are 10 easy steps to prepare for an IETF meeting--whether its your first or your 40th. Share your top tips in the comments! You can also view some atten...
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The IETF - the Internet Engineering Task Force - works on core Internet standards.  Check out this video about IETF!

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World Development Report 2016: Internet for Development | World Bank

World Development Report 2016: Internet for Development | World Bank | Internet Development | Scoop.it
MT @kaushikcbasu: next World Dev Report "Internet for Dev":
http://t.co/WQqys4SEDj”; DK: min. 3 acad geographers inputting #ict4d #aag2015
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Women in ICTs: Shaping the Future of Technology | ITU

Women in ICTs: Shaping the Future of Technology | ITU | Internet Development | Scoop.it

23 April 2015 | My smart phone, computer, and broadband access are the most important tools I have.  I use them every day at work and in my personal life – to conduct business; make appointments; talk, text or vid...

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The problem with translating smart cities to the global South | GreenBiz

The problem with translating smart cities to the global South | GreenBiz | Internet Development | Scoop.it

22 April 2015 | By 2050, 2.5 billion more people will live in global cities — 90 percent of whom will reside in Africa, Latin America or Asia. But how do these less-developed urban centers fit into the hype about smart city technology?

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Mapping Nepal: Disaster Response in the Digital Age | Redcrosschat.org

Mapping Nepal: Disaster Response in the Digital Age | Redcrosschat.org | Internet Development | Scoop.it

8 May 2015 | Red Cross and OpenStreetMap volunteers are now mapping areas in Nepal after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit on Saturday.

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

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

6 May 2015 | April was an eventful month in Latin America’s tech world. Not only did all major players make announcements, but startups and investors also kept busy. Here’s the news you don’t want…

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Technology Creates Job Opportunities | McKinsey


6 May 2015 | Can technology be used to expand job opportunities in developing countries? Technology is fundamentally reshaping how workers find jobs, how employers ...

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Reflections on the mFarmer initiative: delivering agronomy information through mobile | GSMA - Mobile for Development

Reflections on the mFarmer initiative: delivering agronomy information through mobile | GSMA - Mobile for Development | Internet Development | Scoop.it

6 May 2015 | This is the second blog in a series of posts on insights and highlights from the mFarmer initiative. Learn more about the individual services we worked with by

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How the desktop computer will rise again | CNN.com

How the desktop computer will rise again | CNN.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

4 May 2015 | You will see plenty of smartphones in the developing world and you'll see plenty of TVs; but you're unlikely to see desktop computers in remote areas.

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Smart Cities in Latin America | Smartmatic.com

Smart Cities in Latin America | Smartmatic.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 May 2015 | Smart cities will expand over the next decade. Smart energy management and global use of integrated information, communications and technology (ITC)...

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Developing countries while switching to a knowledge society | Daily Sabah

Developing countries while switching to a knowledge society | Daily Sabah | Internet Development | Scoop.it

29 April 2015 | Developing countries while switching to a knowledge society....

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G24: In defense of emerging markets, developing countries

G24: In defense of emerging markets, developing countries | Internet Development | Scoop.it

28 April 2015 | THE global economic recovery, which has been assessed as uneven with manifest divergences across countries and regions, has however, been supported by Emerging Markets and Developing Countries (EMDCs) as the major drivers of global growth, although...

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If developing economies have driven global growth, how do we continue that momentum?  And, if IT infrastructure and the Internet have contributed to it - do we keep the pressure on to lower import/customs duties on equipment, keep the pressure on re more liberal communications environments, and encourage more technical training?

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Is ICT4D Slowly Dying or Slowly Changing? | ICT Works

Is ICT4D Slowly Dying or Slowly Changing? | ICT Works | Internet Development | Scoop.it

26 April 2015 | Is ICT4D Slowly Dying or Slowly Changing? http://t.co/MbYVKDLQNO

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Before ICT4D we were using "telecoms" for development.  I would say we are looking at a progression - morphing of terms - with the same intent.  To help develop/progress/change/innovate using technical media.  The important thing - we work together as partners - avoid duplicating projects and efforts to train, educate, sustain.

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Educate Our Girls | YouTube

23 April 2015 | We believe girls worldwide are entitled to have an education! With the use of technology, we believe it would help encourage girls, especially in developing ...

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Great video. 

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Five Apps Bringing the Next Billion People Online | WSJ

Five Apps Bringing the Next Billion People Online | WSJ | Internet Development | Scoop.it

23 April 2015 | In Indonesia, startup company Ruma is making slow but sure progress in connecting people to the Internet for the first time. But there is a long way to go. Here are some other apps aimed at helping people get more value out of their mobile phones.

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Spotlight on Central America: Mobile money enhances financial inclusion | Mobile for Development

Spotlight on Central America: Mobile money enhances financial inclusion | Mobile for Development | Internet Development | Scoop.it

23 April 2015 | Spotlight on Central America: #MobileMoney enhances financial #inclusion http://t.co/J4ykPHFX0g via @gsmammu #ict4d #m4d #mmu

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