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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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Tech hubs and incubators are fostering the tech future in Africa | AfricanDevJobs

Tech hubs and incubators are fostering the tech future in Africa | AfricanDevJobs | Internet Development | Scoop.it

16 November 2015 | With the ICT sector growing in Africa, tech and incubator hubs are playing a role in tech development on the continent.

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Achieving Digital Development Goals: Partnering with Asia's New Creative Class | The Asia Foundation

Achieving Digital Development Goals: Partnering with Asia's New Creative Class | The Asia Foundation | Internet Development | Scoop.it

21 October 2015 | While the proliferation of the Internet and smart-phones has enabled citizens to become increasingly more engaged on economic and political issues in their own countries and beyond, the specialized skills needed to design and develop civic tech...

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Smartphone adoption is accelerating as device costs decline in Africa | IT News Africa

Smartphone adoption is accelerating as device costs decline in Africa | IT News Africa | Internet Development | Scoop.it

29 October 2015 | The smartphone adoption rate is set to accelerate from around 11 percent of connections in 2014 to more than 50 percent by 2020. (Image Credit: Darryl

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India's climate tech revolution is starting in its villages | The Guardian

India's climate tech revolution is starting in its villages  | The Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

18 October 2015 | From solar powered irrigation to handheld crop sensors, climate-smart villages are springing up across Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab and other states

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Love this one. Solar for irrigation and tied to smart-phone tech.

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Cloud computing emerging in Africa | RCR Wireless News

Cloud computing emerging in Africa | RCR Wireless News | Internet Development | Scoop.it

23 October 2015 | SAP's Lise Tscheng talks about the results of a recent survey on cloud computing in Africa and trends in emerging markets. From RCR Wireless News.

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Key to much of this is IXP Development, data-centre development, and for local governments to play a key role in enabling infrastructure to be built - along with local human capacity development.  Amazing innovation taking place in Africa and in many emerging regions...

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How the Sustainable Development Goals can be delivered | EUROPP - European Politics and Policy (blog)

How the Sustainable Development Goals can be delivered | EUROPP - European Politics and Policy (blog) | Internet Development | Scoop.it

29 October 2015 | The Week UK How the Sustainable Development Goals can be delivered EUROPP - European Politics and Policy (blog) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was founded in 1991 as a multilateral development bank with the aim of...

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On those new UN development goals | The Adam Smith Institute (blog)

On those new UN development goals | The Adam Smith Institute (blog) | Internet Development | Scoop.it

20 October 2015 | The Adam Smith Institute (blog)
On those new UN development goals
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To go back a bit, the MDGs were the idea that we could make the world a nicer place by getting a bit more development going on.

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Sending Money with Only a Mobile Number and Name - Somalia | The Economist

Sending Money with Only a Mobile Number and Name - Somalia | The Economist | Internet Development | Scoop.it

17 October 2015 | WHEN Abdirashid Duale, the chief executive of Dahabshiil, Africa’s largest money-transfer business, visits Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, a breakaway...

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Less than 2% of humanitarian funds 'go directly to local NGOs' * Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian

Less than 2% of humanitarian funds 'go directly to local NGOs' * Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

18 October 2015 | Call for funding to reach 20% by 2020 for local agencies which typically take greatest risks and can operate faster and more cheaply

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Many of us that have implemented projects feel that there is a way to reach out and find a transparent localized way to provide better assistance.  Post the approval of the SDGs...where is the call for better  project management and localized sustainability?

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They Are Converting Rural India Into Entrepreneurs And Skilled Employees | The Better India

They Are Converting Rural India Into Entrepreneurs And Skilled Employees | The Better India | Internet Development | Scoop.it

17 October 2015 | From providing various skills to connecting the rural community with the job sector, TARA Livelihood Academy is helping rural India have big dreams

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Cuba: A nation gets connected | Miami Herald

Cuba: A nation gets connected | Miami Herald | Internet Development | Scoop.it

7 October 2015 | New WI-FI hotspots have turned Cuba’s public places into open-air Internet cafés, though connecting is still expensive for many people.

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This is amazing! Just a shout out to Governments - you want those sustainable development goals to mean something - connect people.  They will connect to each other and innovate, catch-up, feel happy to have seen each other and you will have given them them the ability to use the technology to see pictures of their friends and family and to create businesses to sustain themselves and your countries ;)

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Why development needs social science | SciDev.Net

Why development needs social science | SciDev.Net | Internet Development | Scoop.it

6 October 2015 | Africa’s problems can only be solved by supporting social research with local relevance, says David Bennett.

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Connecting the next 4 billion: How access to information underpins every SDG | Devex

Connecting the next 4 billion: How access to information underpins every SDG | Devex | Internet Development | Scoop.it

5 October 2015 | Connecting the next 4 billion: How access to information underpins every SDG - via @Devex http://t.co/c5TYjzBXCJ #ICT4D #globaldev #m4d

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Are we as worried about the next 4 billion or are we more concerned about why the last billion will be hard to connect?

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Tech in Africa: All the news you shouldn't miss from the past month | The Next Web

Tech in Africa: All the news you shouldn't miss from the past month | The Next Web | Internet Development | Scoop.it

7 November 2015 | You have to take the rough with the smooth, and that is exactly what the African tech scene did in October.

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Data doesn't always tell the whole story — here's why | SciDev.Net

Data doesn't always tell the whole story — here's why | SciDev.Net | Internet Development | Scoop.it

3 November 2015 | Good data should be a starting point, not the end, of addressing societal challenges such as gender inequality.

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It is about people and building human trust networks ;)

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Sustainable Development Needs Public Participation | Huffington Post

Sustainable Development Needs Public Participation | Huffington Post | Internet Development | Scoop.it

29 October 2015 | The transformation of our world is a tall order. The good news is that our generation has more wealth, more knowledge, and more technologies at our disposal than ever before. We have what it takes to achieve sustainable development for all.

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For those involved in Internet dev and sustainable dev - we need to create a more human approach to what we do. If we have people clicking "off" due to too much tech lingo, we lose our message.  Or do we?

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'Internet Gap Stifles Economic Growth in Developing Countries' | AllAfrica.com

28 October 2015 | LIMITED access to broadband Internet is crippling the spread of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the developing world and widening the already significant digital divide, a report has warned.

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In Developing Countries Women from Poor Areas Use Internet Less Than Men | Food World News

In Developing Countries Women from Poor Areas Use Internet Less Than Men | Food World News | Internet Development | Scoop.it

23 October 2015 | In Developing Countries Women from Poor Areas Use Internet Less Than Men

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Google Pumps Funds Into Africa's Biggest Wind Power Project | WIRED

Google Pumps Funds Into Africa's Biggest Wind Power Project | WIRED | Internet Development | Scoop.it

20 October 2015 | Google investing in Africa's largest wind power project, two years after it invested $12 million in the continent's largest solar power project.

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Need power to enable ICTs, to enable innovation, to enable connectivity, to enable socio-economic development, and to enable and empower people. 

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20 Shocking Stats On Electricity Consumption In Africa Compared To The Rest Of The World | Innov8tiv

20 Shocking Stats On Electricity Consumption In Africa Compared To The Rest Of The World | Innov8tiv | Internet Development | Scoop.it

19 October 2015 | The whole of Ethiopia (94 million people) consumes one-third of the electricity supplied to 600,000 residents in Washingtong D.C.

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Innovative energy solutions may be shifting to developing countries for energy options. Take a look at Ushaidi's BRCK some time for something that can be used in rural areas for Internet use...

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Letter from Africa: Tanzania's cybercrime law - BBC News

Letter from Africa: Tanzania's cybercrime law - BBC News | Internet Development | Scoop.it

17 October 2015 | Journalist and media trainer Joseph Warungu reflects on the early affects of Tanzania's new anti-cyber crime law that recently came into force.

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Cyber crime legislation slowing down txt messages in Tanzania and likely innovation. Where is the happy medium?

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The Internet of Things: The Next Digital Divide for Latin America? | Latin Post

The Internet of Things: The Next Digital Divide for Latin America? | Latin Post | Internet Development | Scoop.it

15 October 2015 | Compared to the rest of the world, especially developing regions, the Internet in Latin America has quickly grown, and looks to be on a healthy path towards more connectivity in the next few years, despite the economic and political challenges...

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Facebook makes a better News Feed for slow connections | Mashable

Facebook makes a better News Feed for slow connections | Mashable | Internet Development | Scoop.it

8 October 2015 | Facebook already crossed 1 billion users in a 24 hour period, but that's not enough: it wants to be everywhere.

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The Top 30 Most Powerful Websites for Entrepreneurs and Investors in Africa. We absolutely love your work! - Smallstarter Africa

The Top 30 Most Powerful Websites for Entrepreneurs and Investors in Africa. We absolutely love your work! - Smallstarter Africa | Internet Development | Scoop.it
This articles reveals the Top 30 Websites for Entrepreneurs and Investors in Africa. These are the best places to find business insights, news and advice about Africa.
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How many of these sites are actually hosted in Africa?  This is one of the key new challenges - develop the infrastructure in Africa to host content vs off-shore.

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100 Million Women In Developing Countries To Receive Free Cell Phones - Huffington Post

100 Million Women In Developing Countries To Receive Free Cell Phones - Huffington Post | Internet Development | Scoop.it

5 October 2015 | Huffington Post 100 Million Women In Developing Countries To Receive Free Cell Phones Huffington Post Of the more than 4,000 people surveyed in a seven developing countries, 62 percent said they are reading more as a result of mobile applications,...

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Wow.  Let us see how this works.  Who is paying for the service?  You would be surprised at how quickly you find that there is latent demand in a country and where people will shift their financial priorities around and/or team up to afford a phone.  Gone are the days of waiting for years for a fixed-line.

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