Language app: Ho-Chunk (Hoocąk)

The Hoocąk Waaziija Haci Language Division is dedicated to ensuring the Hoocąk language continues to be a “living language”. As a sign of respect to our elders, and the speakers that have come before us, we will continue to speak our language, celebrate our customs, respect the Hoocąk value system […]

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Language app: Chickasaw

Chokma! The Chickasaw Nation presents Chickasaw Language Basic, a Chickasaw language learning application for all Apple mobile devices. Chickasaw Language Basic offers hundreds of Chickasaw words, phrases, songs and videos. Learn the Chickasaw language anytime, anywhere from actual Chickasaw speakers. Features:Hundreds of words and phrases organized by categories, including Alphabet, […]

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Language app: Arikara

The Arikara Cultural Center aims to preserve, promote and maintain Arikara culture. By creating, developing and making available to the Arikara people dynamic activities that are imbued with Arikara culture. Additionally, the Arikara Cultural Center will reinforce and support existing cultural domains. The Arikara Cultural Center hopes to increase knowledge, […]

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Language app: Chemehuevi

Thornton Media, Inc. an American Indian-owned company, has permission from Chairman Darrell Mike to release their Chemehuevi App to the iTunes store. All Language materials remain the property of the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians. We wish this app will help in the revitalization efforts of the Chemehuevi language.

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Language app: Omaha

Omaha Nation Public Schools (UNPS), the Omaha Language Cultural Center (ULCC) & Title VII Department are resources to our children, schools and community. We promote the daily use of spoken Omaha language and participation in our Omaha culture. Omaha Nation Public Schools asked Thornton Media, Inc. to help publish this […]

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Social Media for Development (SoMe4D)

SoMe4D is the acronym for Social Media for international aid & Development. It is founded by freelance IT for development consultant & researcher Anand Sheombar. Initially the aim of SoMe4D is to bring together those who are interested in the activities of international aid and development organisations operating from or […]

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KwaMoja: an open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) project

KwaMoja is an open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) project based in Africa, committed to improving the efficiency, and profitability of every African business. Welcome to the official KwaMoja web site. A new project from Africa, which hopes to give a fresh start to the webERP project. Our vision at […]

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Calling all failures – curating a collection of cautionary tales

A few years ago, I stumbled across a discussion on Facebook that briefly mentioned the Ethnos Project. I wasn’t able to find it again for reference, but I recall that one of the participants had come away from this site with the feeling that the project (or rather, I as its creator) […]

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Digitizing Traditional Culture: WIPO Training Program for Indigenous Communities

Indigenous cultures the world round have seen their ritual ceremonies, music, symbols and creative arts imitated, reworked, copied and sold without acknowledgement or authorization, and often without respect for their cultural and religious significance. Many communities feel that enough is enough. They are now actively exploring how best to protect […]

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Empowering women through ICT (Spider ICT4D Series)

In March 2008, The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (Spider) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) gender help desk organized a workshop on gender, ICT and development. The aim of the workshop was to get an overview of actors and activities in Sweden in the area […]

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Empowering the Poor: ICT for Governance & Poverty Reduction – A Study of Rural Development Projects in India

This publication systematically analyzes 18 projects in India that uses information and communications technology (ICT) for the benefit of poor people, and provides recommendations on how ICT can be applied to the massive, widespread and seemingly intractable problems of poverty. The publication also ranks the projects by their relevance, service […]

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ICT World Today

ICT World Today is a journal on Information and Communication Technology for Development developed by the Korea Information Society Development Institute with support from APCICT. Note: seems to have been in production for only two years (2009-2010). Aims & Scope To contribute to developing the overall economies, enhancing the quality […]

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APCICT’s ICTD Briefing Note Series 2011

Updated first eight editions of APCICT’s ICTD Briefing Note Series. The publications, based on the curriculum of APCICT’s “Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders Programme” (Academy), are designed to provide senior government officials with concise yet detailed analysis of ICT for development related issues and topics. The Briefing Note […]

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Communication for Empowerment in Lao PDR: An assessment of communication and media needs among ethnic peoples

Indigenous and ethnic peoples are highly marginalized and vulnerable. Largely excluded from mainstream development processes in many countries, their participation in decision-making and governance is limited. Many ethnic communities have neither the voice nor the means to influence and shape policies and outcomes affecting their lives. On 13 September 2007, the […]

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Gender and ICTs for Development: a global sourcebook

Introduction: Gender and ICTs for development: setting the context Helen Hambly Odame The effect of ICT on women’s enterprise creation: a practical example from China Li Guihuan E-business piloting and readiness for rural women weavers in Bhutan: lessons learned Minori Terada Fishers and radios: a case study of Radio Ada in Ghana […]

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ICTs and Sustainable Solutions for the Digital Divide: Theory and Perspectives

Chapter Abstracts Delineating the meaning and value of Development Informatics Graeme Johanson This chapter describes the field of Development Informatics as it has emerged in the past two decades, and highlights some of the strengths of its research and practices. It draws on the current literature and the expertise of […]

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Phil Borges: Documenting our endangered cultures

In this Phil Borges keynote, the world traveler and photographer talks about the rapid decline of indigenous cultures and languages. There are over 6,000 languages in the world and roughly 3,000 of those languages are not spoken by the children of those cultures. This means that roughly every two weeks […]

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The Impact of Cultural Assumptions about Technology on Choctaw Heritage Preservation and Sharing

Abstract Neither the effects of information and communication technology (ICT) on culture nor the cultural roles of ICT are widely understood, particularly among marginalized ethno-cultures and indigenous people. One theoretical lens that has received attention outside of Native American studies is the theory of Information Technology Cultures, or “IT Culture,” […]

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