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In pictures: From arrows to the internet

In pictures: From arrows to the internet | ICT4D | Scoop.it
The Ashaninka tribe is merging tradition and modernity to save their part of the rainforest.
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Indigenous communities can harness internet connectivity to take forward their traditional cultures and ways of life. Adopting the internet does not imply adopting 'western' cultures or values. Technology is neutral to subjective opinion...it's just about how people and communities use it.

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Why cheaper Internet remains a mirage despite fibre optic rollout - The Standard Digital News

Why cheaper Internet remains a mirage despite fibre optic rollout - The Standard Digital News | ICT4D | Scoop.it
Why cheaper Internet remains a mirage despite fibre optic rollout The Standard Digital News The latest Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) report warns that affordable Internet remains unattainable for the two billion people living on $2...
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Facebook Rolls Out Zero Data Charge Access in the Philippines

Facebook Rolls Out Zero Data Charge Access in the Philippines | ICT4D | Scoop.it
Facebook is offering free access to Philippine smartphone users, effective on Thursday.
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Facebook is becoming a force for good in the developing world where affordable broadband-speed internet access for communities is key to self-organised and culturally-intact economic and social well-being. 

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Alliance forms to drive affordable internet in developing countries - Telecoms.com

Alliance forms to drive affordable internet in developing countries - Telecoms.com | ICT4D | Scoop.it
TG Daily Alliance forms to drive affordable internet in developing countries Telecoms.com The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) believes that by advocating for open, competitive and innovative broadband markets, access prices can be brought...
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This important initiative will help to bring affordable broadband-speed internet access to developing communities - a key way to empower the communities to take control of their own destiny as we enter the digital age.

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Connecting the Pacific through ICT - YouTube

http://www.worldbank.org/pi - The Pacific is among the most remote region in the world, with 10 million people scattered over one-third of the planet. Over t...
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Video highlighting the need to include Pacific Island communities in the digital age http://www.facebook.com/bluecontinent

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How 3 Technology Initiatives Are Improving Education in Rwanda - Technology Salon

How 3 Technology Initiatives Are Improving Education in Rwanda - Technology Salon | ICT4D | Scoop.it
a vibrant discussion at the intersection of technology and development (RT @ICTforAg Rwanda is transforming classrooms w/ tech.
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Education core to tackling extreme poverty & human suffering #ict4d #ict4e harnessing technology 4 good accelerates progress. 

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Are aid agencies obsolete in the technological age?

Are aid agencies obsolete in the technological age? | ICT4D | Scoop.it
Technology can turn everyone into aid workers, IFRC Secretary-General Bekele Geleta writes in this exclusive op-ed. But technology alone won’t help improve lives — using it the right way, with proper policies in place, can.
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The orchestration and delivery of aid needs to harness technology in a way which empowers people and communities on the demand side to set their own agendas and enable the supply side to match their needs more efficiently and effectively.

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Crowdfunding's Potential for the Developing World | infoDev

Crowdfunding's Potential for the Developing World | infoDev | ICT4D | Scoop.it
RT @infoDev: STUDY: New in-depth look at #crowdfunding & what it means for #startups in developing countries http://t.co/lk9OXqmJUy #ict4d
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Enabling developing-world communities to access affordable broadband-speed internet access will open up new economic opportunities...but a co-ordinated effort to build skills capacity is needed to close the digital divide gap.

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