Archives pour le tag technology for development

Weekend Reading February 8th

Dernière mise à jour le 8 février 2013.

Weekend Reading February 8th

The Arab Spring helped us realize the power of social media. Today, it is central to much development work and is used to respond more effectively to crisis situations. Social media allows the emergence of a plurality of discourses. Otherwise ignored voices are now becoming stronger. The African diaspora is using social media to influence development , often raising a strong voice against misguided development projects.

 

International organizations are recognizing the importance of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the development of Africa. A joint report of the World Bank and the African Development Bank confirmed that ICTs are revolutionizing development ...

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InnovAfrica: Social innovation in the South

Dernière mise à jour le 4 février 2013.

InnovAfrica: Social innovation in the South

For a second year, Imagination for People is the organization leading the InnovAfrica forum. Our team has been working for a year now to organize this fourth forum taking place in Dakar, Senegal. The event launched, with great success, this morning, with activities taking place through Friday.

More than 100 leaders and innovators of all kind from West Africa working around the common goal of furthering new uses of technological and social innovation for development are reunited in Dakar. They are joined by online participants through the "Réseau Correspondant" working group. The theme this year is «Innovation by Experimentation ...

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