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Five African tech trends to look out for in 2018

Five African tech trends to look out for in 2018 | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
Trends include delivery drones, pay-as-you-go off-grid power, and using blockchain to prevent land disputes.
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The perfect mix: combining participatory influenza surveillance with modeling and forecasting

The perfect mix: combining participatory influenza surveillance with modeling and forecasting | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
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It's not either / or but rather both / and
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M&E of Tech in humanitarian and development work: How can we do it better?

M&E of Tech in humanitarian and development work: How can we do it better? | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
I used to write blog posts two or three times a week, but things have been a little quiet here for the past couple of years. That's partly because I've been 'doing actual work' (as we like to say) trying to implement the theoretical 'good practices' that I like soapboxing about. I've also been doing some writing in other places…
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‘Digital Transformations of Work’ � Conference Webcasts �

‘Digital Transformations of Work’ � Conference Webcasts � | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
The Digital Transformations of Work Conference that Alex Wood and I organised brought together a room full of brilliant and passionate speakers and 80 guests to have a wide-ranging and critical con…
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Women’s Rights Online: Translating Access into Empowerment

Women’s Rights Online: Translating Access into Empowerment | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
New research by the Web Foundation shows that the dramatic spread of mobile phones is not enough to get women online, or to achieve empowerment of women through
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Swedish Band 'The Knife' Nail Central Flaw of The UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Swedish Band 'The Knife' Nail Central Flaw of The UN's Sustainable Development Goals | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
Brilliant satirical comic imagines what policy would look like if the UN focused on eliminating extreme wealth.
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Ending Extreme Wealth as a sustainable development goal

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Gender and the Information Revolution in Africa

Gender and the Information Revolution in Africa | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
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online book on Gender & ICTs from IDRC 
chapters by Nancy Hafkin and Aida Opoku-Mensah 

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African Women and Icts

African Women and Icts | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
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Great free to download book of case studies of women's use of ICT for development

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Interactive maps, a powerful way to get your message across | Blog | Aptivate

Interactive maps, a powerful way to get your message across | Blog | Aptivate | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
Interactive maps, a powerful way to get your message across
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Great use of maps by non-profits

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SA women's programme receives UN award for empowering women through ICT - htxt.africa

SA women's programme receives UN award for empowering women through ICT - htxt.africa | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
The APC was recognised for its campaign against women abuse that ties in with South Africa's annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.
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APC women's programme 'takebackthetech' is awesome. check it out https://www.takebackthetech.net/page/about-campaign

 

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Tweet from @RestartProject

Tweet from @RestartProject | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
Want to host a Restart Party? Please use our new kit! http://therestartproject.org/repair-elsewhere/want-to-host-a-restart-party-please-use-our-new-kit/ … #RestartParty pic.twitter.com/jKSWUncL4E
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Don't Recycle you old electronics Fix IT

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Mobile technology supports frontline health workers

Mobile technology supports frontline health workers | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
Could telemedicine solve challenges facing South Africa’s overstretched healthcare services? Munyaradzi Makoni reports.
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South African mHealth app Mobenzi profiled by SciDevNet

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Five Tech tools changing Nigeria’s civic space - The Nation Nigeria

Five Tech tools changing Nigeria’s civic space - The Nation Nigeria | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
For the first time in recent history, Africa got to be part of a global revolution. This is the tech revolution heralded by talented youn
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Mapping The Explosion of Tech Hubs Across Africa | Appropriating Technology

Mapping The Explosion of Tech Hubs Across Africa | Appropriating Technology | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
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Emergent Africa

Emergent Africa | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
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Great site curates content relating to sustainable technology and innovation in Africa

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Hollaback! You have the power to end harassment

Hollaback! You have the power to end harassment | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
Hollaback! is an international movement to end harassment. We believe that everyone has the right to feel safe and confident in public spaces.
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Challenging sexual harassment in public space

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Digital Activism in Asia Reader

Digital Activism in Asia Reader | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
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Well researched and well written case studies. Great resource.

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Content Meets Strategy | A blog by Josh Tong

Content Meets Strategy | A blog by Josh Tong | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
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Let's Create a List of Open Source ICT4D Tools 

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Join APC's campaign and events at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York | GenderIT.org

Join APC's campaign and events at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York | GenderIT.org | ICT in Development | Scoop.it

ICTs play a central role in both the advancement and the suppression of critical voices

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Why You Should Use ‘Fundamentals’ | The Transparency and Accountability Initiative

Why You Should Use ‘Fundamentals’ | The Transparency and Accountability Initiative | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
This ‘Fundamentals’ guide is designed to help organisations who want to use technology to improve the impact of their transparency and accountability work. It
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Excellent free guide to download

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‘I thought computers are for rich people, but I was wrong': ICT4D in Tanzania

‘I thought computers are for rich people, but I was wrong': ICT4D in Tanzania | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
At the Hermann Gmeiner School in Arusha , Tanzania, teachers, students and co-workers are enjoying new computer classes, as part of SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania’s latest project in Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D).
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Looks dusty!

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Knight Foundation: Trends in Civic Tech

Knight Foundation: Trends in Civic Tech | ICT in Development | Scoop.it
Civic leaders, organizations, funders and citizens increasingly recognize the power of technology to connect people, improve cities and make government more effective. A new report from Knight Foundation offers a first-of-its-kind analysis of the emerging civic tech landscape, including investments being made in this growing field and the organizations behind them.
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Great Visualisation of the Civic Tech landscape

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