Ghana Information and Knowledge Sharing Network (GINKS)

The Ghana Information and Knowledge Sharing Network (GINKS) is a constitution of a broad range of people drawn from various fields of endeavour but mainly involved in Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) and sustainable Development. GINKS exist as a linchpin that streamlines all disjointed ICT projects, initiatives and programs in a […]

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University of the People

University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first tuition-free, online academic institution dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education. The high-quality, low-cost and global pedagogical model embraces the worldwide presence of the Internet and dropping technology costs to bring collegiate level studies to even the most […]

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United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII or PFII) is the UN’s central coordinating body for matters relating to the concerns and rights of the world’s indigenous peoples. “Indigenous person” means native, original, first people and aboriginal. There are more than 370 million indigenous people in some 70 […]

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Free Open Technology Courses

You may have already graduated from college, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop learning. For many people, taking advantage of open courseware can be a great way to build skills that can be applied directly to the workplace. Whether you went to college before computers were prevalent, or […]

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A Dialogue on ICTs and Poverty: The Documentary

In September 2003, thirty experts from around the world gathered at Harvard University to discuss how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help reduce poverty. At this “Harvard Forum,” academics, development specialists, and Nobel Prize-winning economists exchanged experiences and ideas on the present and future of ICTs in development. This […]

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ICT for Development Blog

ICT4DBlog talks about the relation between information and communication technologies and socio-economic development. Its contributors all have a connection with the University of Manchester’s Centre for Development Informatics, through work and/or study. The Centre teaches a one-year MSc programme in ICTs for Development; a PhD programme on ICTs for development; […]

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Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto

We live in a time of unprecedented advances in science and technology. The world is ever more globalised and interconnected. Yet poverty is deepening, the environment is in crisis and progress towards the Millennium Development Goals has stalled. Meeting the interlinked global challenges of poverty reduction, social justice and environmental […]

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Aboriginal Indigenous Languages Map

David R Horton is the creator of the Indigenous Language Map. This map is based on language data gathered by Aboriginal Studies Press, AIATSIS and Auslig/Sinclair, Knight, Merz, (1996). The map attempts to represent all of the language or tribal or nation groups of Indigenous people of Australia. The Indigenous […]

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IDEO has been working in the social sector for more than ten years. Recently, it became clear that launching a nonprofit organization focused solely on social innovation would allow IDEO to make an even bigger impact on global poverty. Enter,! Through Human-Centered Design projects, we’re bringing stability, hope, and […]

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Best Practice in ICT4D: A Conversation

Access to information can transform lives, livelihoods, and spiritual wellbeing. This is particularly true in places where access to information has been hindered by economic, geographic, or social barriers. Today, the rapidly growing reach of cell phone and other modern communications technologies holds tremendous potential to overcome some of these […]

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Building Human-Centered Design into ICT4D Projects

An interview with Danny Alexander and Sean Hewens of Originally published on the Best Practice in ICT4D: A Conversation blog Sean Hewens is knowledge manager and in-house counsel at He oversees’s mission to spread human-centered design throughout the social sector. In his role as Knowledge Manager, Sean […]

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Crisscrossed (Christian Kreutz’s blog)

This blog aims to analyze potentials in the interface of technology and social innovation, and also the challenges of the digital age. It focuses on tools such as internet — it’s impact, potential and challenges it faces within different cultures around the world. It also approaches network learning and highlights […]

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Conversations with the Earth: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change

Traditional and indigenous communities depend on a healthy relationship with the Land and therefore possess a wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and practical experience in adapting to long-term changes in their environment. And yet indigenous communities are extremely vulnerable to the current unprecedented rate of global climate change, with its large-scale […]

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Digital Opportunity Channel

The mission of the Digital Opportunity Channel is to educate and inform a global audience on the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as a tool for promoting digital opportunity for all, leading to sustainable development and a better quality of life. ICTs can be powerful instruments of social […]

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Digital Museum of Taiwan Indigenous People

Featuring information on the following Indigenous Peoples of Taiwan: Amis Atayal Bunun Kavalan Paiwan Puyuma Rukai Saisiyat Sakizaya Tao Thao Truku Tsou

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