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The DutchDFA programme aims to strengthen and consolidate the international position of the most prominent sectors of the Dutch creative industries: design, fashion and architecture.
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RT @hereissimone: Which #NGOs in #SouthAsia are the best in applying ICTs? Check out @ictfordev's #eNGOChallenge http://t.co/TnGVmgKPBo #ic…
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10 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

10 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits | Social Media for international Aid and Development | Scoop.it
The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. Nonprofits are familiar with writing blog posts that provide program updates, tell success stories, comm...
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Use of social media doubles in rural India - Th...

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The use of social media in rural India has grown 100 per cent in the past year with 25 million people using the Internet to access Twitter and Facebook, according to a report.
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Working in development? Here are 6 things not to do on social media

Working in development? Here are 6 things not to do on social media | Social Media for international Aid and Development | Scoop.it
Working in development? Here are 6 things not to do on social media http://t.co/NOygf1AE8A via @undpeurasia #ictd #socent
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Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity

Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity | Social Media for international Aid and Development | Scoop.it
CTA, in collaboration with the Agro-tourism division of the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy of Antigua (MTEDIE) with support from the Planning Unit of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, will host a...
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The transformative and disruptive power of social media in disaster response

The transformative and disruptive power of social media in disaster response | Social Media for international Aid and Development | Scoop.it
How is social media changing disaster response? The presentation explores how social media is both disruptive and transformative for both organizations responding to large scale disasters and for t...
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Web 2.0 and Social Media Success Stories from CTA's Learning Opportunities

On 24-26 March, 2014 a 3-day write-shop took place at CTA in Wageningen in the Netherlands. The purpose of the event was to update the curriculum which is ...
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Bangladesh blogger Ananta Bijoy Das hacked to death - BBC News

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A blogger has been hacked to death in north-eastern Bangladesh, the third such deadly attack since the start of the year.
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Indian PM opens account on Chinese social media

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made his debut on the Chinese Twitter-like social media platform Weibo. In the very first entry, he wrote, in Chinese ...
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Can you hear me now? Why good communication is critical to the Nepal quake response

Can you hear me now? Why good communication is critical to the Nepal quake response | Social Media for international Aid and Development | Scoop.it
As aid continues to pour into Nepal after Saturday's powerful earthquake, the need for clear information is becoming ever more stark.
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3 Ways Nepalis Are Using Crowdsourcing to Aid in Quake Relief

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Nepalis at home and abroad are leading initiatives that harness digital technologies and social platforms to assist their countrymen in relief efforts.
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Trends and tweets across India in social media

Trends and tweets across India in social media http://www.NS7.tv facebook: http://fb.com/News7Tamil twitter: http://twitter.com/News7Tamil.
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How you can vote on the future of the Internet for Development

How you can vote on the future of the Internet for Development | Social Media for international Aid and Development | Scoop.it
Each year the World Bank produces the World Development Report, which tackles an important policy issue. The topic of the 2016 edition is ‘the Internet for Development.’
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The rise of the digital saviour: can Facebook likes change the world?

The rise of the digital saviour: can Facebook likes change the world? | Social Media for international Aid and Development | Scoop.it
From Beyoncé’s I Was Here video to #Kony2012, online campaigns are everywhere, shared in their millions. But does technology really amplify our humanity or is it all meaningless clicktivism?
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Nepal earthquake: how social media has been used in the aftermath

Nepal earthquake: how social media has been used in the aftermath | Social Media for international Aid and Development | Scoop.it
A lot has been written in recent years about the use of social media in disaster relief , in particular platforms such as Ushahidi which is used to crowdsource data and visualise incidents which enables real-time response from relief agencies.
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What Should We Be Teaching ICT4D Students? | ICT Works

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RT @Liberationtech: What Should We Be Teaching #ICT4D Students? http://t.co/fnuEB3SmxD by @wayan_vota in @ICT_Works http://t.co/FDj13m4x1L
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Social Media Weekend 2015

Social Media Weekend 2015 | Social Media for international Aid and Development | Scoop.it
Join @MetMuseum Chief Digital Officer Sree Sreenivasan and friends for two days of workshops and presentations on the latest social media trends -- plus free, one-on-one Social Media Doctor consultations, networking receptions, and more.
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WSIS Forum welcomes largest-ever gathering of ‘ICT for development’ community

WSIS Forum welcomes largest-ever gathering of ‘ICT for development’ community | Social Media for international Aid and Development | Scoop.it
10 years after World Summit on the Information Society ‘ICT for development’ community meets in #Geneva http://t.co/TfWemr6yQP #ICT4D #WSIS
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Oxfam and Visa team up for an innovative payment solution for disaster-affected communities | Oxfam GB | Policy & Practice

Oxfam and Visa team up for an innovative payment solution for disaster-affected communities | Oxfam GB | Policy & Practice | Social Media for international Aid and Development | Scoop.it
Since the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda), Oxfam in the Philippines has been looking for ways to improve the efficiency, security, transparency and speed of aid distribution to disaster-affected communities.
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Could Nonprofits Use Meerkat or Periscope?

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Meerkat and Periscope are the latest, greatest apps taking the internet by storm. Is it all hype, or is there value for nonprofits?
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Crowd-Sourced Flood Report App Allows Quick Evacuations in Jakarta | News | News & Features | JICA

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Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) provides technical cooperation and other forms of aid promoting economic and social development in developing countries and aims to advance international cooperation.
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How A South African Doctor Is Using Social Media To Destigmatise AIDS

How A South African Doctor Is Using Social Media To Destigmatise AIDS | Social Media for international Aid and Development | Scoop.it

A medical doctor, she spent years working in HIV prevention and mother-to-child transmission at Anova health Institute. Between midnight and 6 a.m., she uses social media to answer questions about HIV and AIDS.

Her colleagues say she’s brilliant for her innovative ideas, especially on issues of HIV/AIDS, stigmatization and social media.

She describers herself as a patients’ rights activist obsessed with social media, Beyonce, Banting and giving hope to people with AIDS.

AFKInsider spoke to van Zyl and her colleagues, Dr. Musaed Abrahams, founder of Aviro Health, and Jepchumba, an African digital arts entrepreneur.

Aviro Health has designed a mobile app with the help of MTN to help nurses treat HIV patients more efficiently. It enables nurses to determine whether a patient is eligible for antiretroviral treatment, what drugs to use and when to start treatment.

Through van Zyl’s blog, people have gained vital information about the virus, and in South Africa, the need is great, Abrahams said.

Worldwide, there are 35-to-40 million people affected with HIV/AIDS, with 25 million of those in sub-Saharan Africa and 6.4 million in South Africa. South Africa is the worst-hit country in the world for HIV. More than 10 percent of South Africa’s 54 million population is infected.

“Even in the depressing landscape of health care, there’s hope in technology,” Jepchumba said. “Africa’s known as leapfroggers. We’re hackers. These doctors here are innovators in their fields.”

Van Zyl is credited with innovating the influence of social media to promote social acceptance of HIV/AIDS.

She began incorporating social media into her medical practice as a way to provide positive light and acceptance to thousands. Thanks to her blog, people have gained hope in South Africa and abroad, according to a video by StudentMediaProductions.

“I’m half Zulu, half Shona, and I’m all about HIV,” van Zyl told AFKInsider. “I love talking about HIV. Luckily I only need about four hours of sleep a night.”

Why is she passionate about HIV?

One in three pregnant women seen in a clinic in South Africa is HIV positive, van Zyl said. “If she gets medicine, the baby will be born HIV negative.”

People reach van Zyl via email, SMS, Whats App, Twitter, Facebook. Anonymity is everything in the HIV sphere, she said. “I’ve realized people want information, they want help, but the biggest problem is stigma. We are still living in a world wih a high rate of HIV stigma.”

Social media offers just the kind of anonymity people need, van Zyl said. It offers accessibility. “You can tweet Beyonce,” she said. “I can’t tell you how many Beyonces I speak to.”

Her mantra is, “HIV stands for hope is victory.” This online activist says she wants people to live with hope and not die out of ignorance. “I want everyone in the world to be able to access information,” she said in the video.

In South Africa, everone comes into contact each day with someone who has HIV, Van Zyl said. “Technology has opened up the space for so many people.”

You can email van Zyl at sindivanzyl@gmail.com or reach her on Twitter @DocSindi.

- See more at: http://afkinsider.com/92466/how-a-south-african-doctor-is-using-social-media-to-destigmatise-aids/#sthash.aZ5QgxxS.dpuf

 


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4 Questions to Ask Before Digitally Volunteering for the Nepal Earthquake Response | ICT Works

4 Questions to Ask Before Digitally Volunteering for the Nepal Earthquake Response | ICT Works | Social Media for international Aid and Development | Scoop.it
4 Things To Ask Yourself Before Volunteering for Nepal Disaster Relief http://t.co/RELFRiuoiC via @ICT_Works #ict4d
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Are you a social media lover? Join YPARD SMT!

Are you a social media lover? Join YPARD SMT! | Social Media for international Aid and Development | Scoop.it
Communications - social media particularly – are crucial towards building a sustainable future. If you doubt it, try us and join the YPARD Social media Team!What is the YPARD Social Media Team (
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Saving Nepal: the information revolution

Saving Nepal: the information revolution | Social Media for international Aid and Development | Scoop.it
Access to information communication technologies (ICTs) such as the Internet, social media, mobile communications, and commercial remote sensing offers up cost efficient, rapid, and innovative ways to capture and analyze the growing and varied data...
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