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Can a $7 gadget change the world?

Can a $7 gadget change the world? | Partnerships for Capacity Development | Scoop.it

Via Danielle M. Villegas
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Only one piece of the puzzle. But certainly a realistic alternative to waiting for a critical mass of individualized mobile devices (smartphones,tablets,laptops).  

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Moore's law at its best

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#Keepod : un système d'exploitation sur une clef USB, l'accès au net pour tous  et un nouveau marché pour les ordinateurs au rebut ?

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Promote reading for $7 

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Bertrand de la Borde : « Le Groupe Banque mondiale va proposer un kit pour soutenir l'énergie solaire en Afrique »

Bertrand de la Borde : « Le Groupe Banque mondiale va proposer un kit pour soutenir l'énergie solaire en Afrique » | Partnerships for Capacity Development | Scoop.it
'Scaling up solar' : c'est le nom du programme que présentera le Groupe de la Banque Mondiale le 28 janvier. Un ensemble de services et d'aides pour doper le développement du solaire en Afrique. Explications du directeur Infrastructures Afrique de l'IFC. Le Groupe Banque mondiale va présenter le 28 janvier à Washington le programme 'scaling up solar' pour soutenir l'énergie solaire en
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Il est grand temps ...!!!

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Blog Contest: How Can the World Bank Help #EndPovertyinKenya? - YouTube

We're inviting Kenyan citizens between the ages of 18-35 to answer this question for a chance to join Bank staff, global policymakers, non-governmental organ...
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Massive Open Online Course - Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate | UNCC:LEARN

Massive Open Online Course - Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate | UNCC:LEARN | Partnerships for Capacity Development | Scoop.it

This MOOC enhances knowledge and skills for tackling complex issues such as resilience and transformation, sustainable development, ecosystem management, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and how they can be operationalized.


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Capacity.org's curator insight, January 6, 7:17 AM

The course takes place from 12 January to 10 April 2015. Lectures will be available through videos as well as online documents and will be geared for students who may not have access to high speed internet.

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Gapminder World

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This graph shows how long people live and how much money they earn.

A free interactive version of this chart is available online at www.gapminder.org/world, which lets you play historic time series & compare other indicators.

Click the play button to see how countries have developed since 1800.

 
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mHealth Evidence

mHealth Evidence | Partnerships for Capacity Development | Scoop.it

This site contains both peer-reviewed and grey literature on mHealth activities in developed and developing countries and is curated with sources proactively identified or included based on request. Material is classified using a harmonized taxonomy, scored using objective criteria, easily filtered and searchable to facilitate the identification of evidence-based, high-impact mHealth practices.

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Ethiopia adopts Israeli day/night solar power system

Ethiopia adopts Israeli day/night solar power system | Partnerships for Capacity Development | Scoop.it
Powered primarily by the sun, AORA's Tulip energy system works 24/7 – even at night and when it's cloudy
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Connecting the Next 1.5 Billion: making the connection between spectrum and innovation

Connecting the Next 1.5 Billion: making the connection between spectrum and innovation | Partnerships for Capacity Development | Scoop.it
Satellites are uniquely able to reach the harder to serve and remote areas of the world,  Murphy stressed, noting that reaching all 1.5 billion will require hybrid solutions including both terrestrial and satellite services.
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Sub-Saharan Africa will overtake Europe as second-largest mobile internet market by 2020

Sub-Saharan Africa will overtake Europe as second-largest mobile internet market by 2020 | Partnerships for Capacity Development | Scoop.it
A new forecast nominates 2020 as the year that half the world's population is connected to mobile internet, and the forecaster, GSMA Intelligence, says Sub-Saharan Africa will lead the boom.   The number of mobile internet users globally is set to reach 3.8 billion by 2020, up from 2.2 billion total users in 2013. Sub-Saharan Africa is set to lead the boom, having been the world’s fastest-growing mobile region for the last five years. 49% of the population in this region will be accessing the in
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The time to prepare for it is now !the 4 challenges won't wait : extension of network; lowering cost;internet awareness and literacy, multiple languages. 

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CCAFS baseline survey data and materials | CCAFS: CGIAR research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

CCAFS baseline survey data and materials | CCAFS: CGIAR research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security | Partnerships for Capacity Development | Scoop.it
Household baseline materials include questionnaires, implementation and training manuals as well as data entry and analysis systems, as well as reports from the benchmark sites.

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Capacity.org's curator insight, November 13, 2014 8:56 AM

Baseline data from household and village surveys carried out in East and West Africa, and South Asia, studies is accessible free of charge from the CCAFS website. A number of related research articles are also available.

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Google Bus takes the Internet for a ride across Bangladesh

Google Bus takes the Internet for a ride across Bangladesh | Partnerships for Capacity Development | Scoop.it
Google Bus Bangladesh Community page
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From S.M.A.R.T. indicators to CREAM and SPICED. | LinkedIn

From S.M.A.R.T. indicators to CREAM and SPICED. | LinkedIn | Partnerships for Capacity Development | Scoop.it
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and a good place to continue : From SMART to CREAM and SPICE http://goo.gl/Rx0F7z

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Facebook's Internet.org app gives Zambia mobile users free, basic Internet access

Facebook's Internet.org app gives Zambia mobile users free, basic Internet access | Partnerships for Capacity Development | Scoop.it
Mobile users in Zambia get free access to services like Wikipedia, Google and Facebook
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A great vision. Providing access at "development" rates by cross-support . A model for private-pubic-partnerships. 

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Bringing cervical-cancer testing to women with no doctor - Business

Bringing cervical-cancer testing to women with no doctor - Business | Partnerships for Capacity Development | Scoop.it
Geographically, MobileOCT – Mobile Optical Cancer Technologies – is focused in far-flung low-resource areas, forming partnerships with global-health organizations. The company is currently running pilot programs with Partners in Health in Haiti, Massachusetts General Hospital’s global health group in Kenya, a joint Botswana-University of Pennsylvania health program, Pro Salud in Mexico and the Scripps medical center in San Diego.
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Israeli Solar Power Technology Will Light Up Ethiopia

Israeli Solar Power Technology Will Light Up Ethiopia | Partnerships for Capacity Development | Scoop.it
Ethiopia’s Ministry of Water, Irrigation, and Energy announced last month that the country had signed an agreement with an Israeli solar-hybrid power company to further its goal of providing environmentally friendly and renewable energy to its population. The leading Israeli developer of solar-biogas hybrid power technology, AORA, will be the first to provide solar-biogas hybrid power solutions for rural communities in Ethiopia. Ethiopia often suffers from blackouts due to its lack of power, and
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The hybrid characteristic of this model heightens its sustainability. A back up for cloudy rainy days . 

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Mobile Data Solutions

Mobile Data Solutions | Partnerships for Capacity Development | Scoop.it

This two hour interactive self-paced online course developed by the Global Development Lab at USAID, FHI360, and TechChange explores how mobile technologies can be used to more effectively collect and disseminate data in order to better meet development goals.  

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Take advantage of the availability. Access this full course for free from anywhere with an internet connection and anytime no matter your time zone.

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The 5 Most Effective Educational Technology Interventions | ICT Works

The 5 Most Effective Educational Technology Interventions | ICT Works | Partnerships for Capacity Development | Scoop.it
Taking evidence from over 80 studies, the guide addresses the overarching question: What is the evidence that the use of edtech, by teachers or students, impacts teaching and learning practices, or learning outcomes? It also offers recommendations to support advisors to strengthen the design, implementation and evaluation of programmes that use edtech.
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Takes the essential approach of emphasizing educational change over technology promotion 

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A Depression-Fighting Strategy That Could Go Viral

A Depression-Fighting Strategy That Could Go Viral | Partnerships for Capacity Development | Scoop.it
In countries where mental health care is non-existent, effective counseling provided by peers has the potential to self-replicate.
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“This is a human resource widely available in every population,” said Patel. “These are natural social networks women have traditionally used to address issues of childbirth. These are not alien ideas — that’s why we chose them.”  

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Home | waterhealth

Home | waterhealth | Partnerships for Capacity Development | Scoop.it

WaterHealth International offers an immediately deployable strategy for processing healthy drinking water in underserved communities. WaterHealth Centers deliver a scalable and sustainable solution to purify any source of water to WHO- quality drinking water standards.

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When WHI’s water-purification facilities (called “WaterHealth Centers” or WHCs) are purchased by governments, municipalities, corporations, communities or NGOs, the ownership of each WHC is awarded to the local community. WaterHealth then enters into a long-term concession, which provides it with the exclusive right to operate and maintain the WHC on behalf of the owner community for an extended period. Using this model, WHI has already deployed ~500 WHCs in India and sub-Saharan Africa providing clean drinking water access to over 5 million underserved people.

(http://www.vital-capital.com/waterhealth-international-2/ ;)

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Categories - Kabissa Forum

Kabissa is an online platform supporting the networking, information sharing and ICT peer learning needs of African civil society organizations.
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Kabissa has expanded its service capacity and combined the best of the wiki format and a full service platform for low bandwidth requirements . Best wishes for success 

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Evaluation Capacity Development (ECD)

Evaluation Capacity Development (ECD) | Partnerships for Capacity Development | Scoop.it
A monitoring and evaluation system can provide a regular flow of information on the performance of government policies, programs and activities. This information can provide invaluable support for policy-making, budget decision-making, ongoing management of government activities, and to underpin accountability relationships.
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Excellent resource for evaluators. In particular resources for Civil Society/NGOs  http://ieg.worldbank.org/civil-society.

 

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Internet.org is taking its free internet services to Kenya

Internet.org is taking its free internet services to Kenya | Partnerships for Capacity Development | Scoop.it
Facebook, Nokia, Samsung, Qualcomm and others created Internet.org in hopes of bringing web connectivity to underserved areas around the globe. Since the
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Relatively easy access to basic information /knowledge (made available by agreement with cellular provider) could also be used to facilitate a portal for development . We hope that Partners4cd.net - as well as others - can contribute to this effort.

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How to end a neocolonialist approach to global health training | Devex

How to end a neocolonialist approach to global health training | Devex | Partnerships for Capacity Development | Scoop.it

"Before focusing on their own institutional needs, [U.S. ] academic institutions that wish to offer global health education to their students have a responsibility to focus on building equitable partnerships in developing countries that advance the right to health. Poor countries cannot continue to serve as training grounds for students from rich countries without having the opportunity to strengthen their own health systems. Surgeons-to-be must not be allowed to exploit the surplus of patients in poor countries to fulfill their training quotas. This is what’s at risk when universities create global health programs to meet the needs of their trainees rather than the needs of their partners on the ground."

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Innovation: africa projects

Innovation: africa projects | Partnerships for Capacity Development | Scoop.it
our projects :: Since our founding in 2008, Innovation: Africa has brought light, clean water, drip irrigation and refrigeration for lifesaving medicines and vaccines to over 350,000 African people - Innovation Africa’s mission is to bring Isareli innovation to African villages.
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A determined approach to sustainable Energy (solar) First. Excellent approach & enabling of local capacity. Well worth an extended visit to the site and to individual projects in water agriculture and health . 

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Olivia Millard's curator insight, November 9, 2014 12:20 AM

Can conservation learn from development, once again?

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Getting Started with Social Media Tools in Government — UN-APCICT

Getting Started with Social Media Tools in Government — UN-APCICT | Partnerships for Capacity Development | Scoop.it
'Getting Started with Social Media Tools in Government' is a supplement to UN-APCICT’s Module 11 of the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders on 'Social Media for Development.'
This publication is a practical guide that presents “how-to” steps for setting and managing social media tools and technologies in government. It aims to provide government officials with a basic understanding of the functions of common social media to enable them to utilize social media for the improvement of the delivery of public services and governance processes.
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Using off-the shelf social media tools is an immediate avenue for engaging a critical audience to interact with the public. There is a not insignificant probability that the social will overwhelm the professional -- instead of the social format moderating and facilitating the emergence of professional.interactions ( as in www.partners4cd.net). However,insufficient evidence at present as to the effectiveness of either approach . 

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