ICTworks

ICTworks™ is a premier resource for sharing and expanding knowledge on appropriate information and communication technologies (ICT) and the implementation processes that can make them sustainable in rural and underserved communities across the developing world (ICT4D). ICTworks is hosted by Inveneo, a social enterprise that creates highly sustainable and affordable […]

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THINK! The Innovation Knowledge Foundation

THINK! (The Innovation Knowledge Foundation) is an international no-profit research institute – a think tank – whose aim is to collect, process, share and circulate information concerning the ways in which ICT and digital technologies can enable innovation processes, economic growth and human development in mature, emerging and less developed […]

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Rising Voices: helping the global population join the global conversation

Rising Voices, an outreach initiative of Global Voices, aims to help bring new voices from new communities and speaking new languages to the global conversation by providing resources and funding to local groups reaching out to underrepresented communities. Introduction Micro-Grant Competition Outreach Curriculum Get Involved About Us Contact Us Introduction Founded […]

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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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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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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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Global Voices

Global Voices is a community of more than 200 bloggers around the world who work together to bring you translations and reports from blogs and citizen media everywhere, with emphasis on voices that are not ordinarily heard in international mainstream media. Millions of people are blogging, podcasting, and uploading photos, […]

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Gurstein’s Community Informatics (Michael Gurstein’s blog)

Mike Gurstein’s comments on enabling and empowering communities with information and communications technologies and other stuff. Michael Gurstein is currently Executive Director of the Centre for Community Informatics Research, Development and Training (Vancouver BC and Cape Town, South Africa). Canadian, he completed a B.A. at the University of Saskatchewan and […]

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ICT-KM blog

The ICT-KM Program of the CGIAR promotes and supports the use of information and communications technology (ICT) and knowledge management (KM) to improve the effectiveness of the CGIAR System’s work on behalf of the poor in developing countries. The Need The world is undergoing profound economic, technological and social changes. […]

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ICT for Development (in Japanese)

“ICT for Development.JP” provides regular and comprehensive coverage of ICT4D news and project updates from around the world in Japanese. It is run by Maki and Tomonari, who started the blog as a response to the lack of centralized resources for this topic in Japanese.

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ictdchick – information technology, healthcare, and africa (Melissa Densmore’s blog)

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Technology for Emerging Markets Group at Microsoft Research India. I recently completed my PhD at the University of California, Berkeley School of Information, where I was a member of the Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions Research Group. From January 2009-April 2010, I […]

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Ideas for Development blog

Ideas for Development is an international blog meant to stimulate debate on development issues. It brings together a set of senior professionals engaged in this sphere through their careers and personal convictions. This blog aims at offering a new forum for open discussion and interaction between scholars, students, professionals of […]

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McNulty Consulting blog

McNulty Consulting is a digital heritage consultancy with a focus on community-oriented projects, Web 2.0 technologies and open-source software in an African context. It specialises in digital cultural projects (including community, museum, heritage and archival initiatives) and the development and digitisation of content. The consultancy consists of two brothers, Niall […]

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Wait… What? Bridging Community Development & Technology (Linda Raftree’s blog)

NOTE: I have followed Linda’s tweets and read her blog since 2008, and met her very briefly during a meet up after the UN Week Digital Media Lounge in NYC in 2010. She’s got great energy and enthusiasm and is on my list of favorite ICT4D peeps. Cheers, Mark O. […]

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Researching ICT4D (Devinder Thapa’s blog)

Researching ICT4D is the blog of Devinder Thapa. Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) is a well established research area in both academia and practice. The research is trying to understand the instrumental role of ICT in development process. However, the process by which ICT may foster development, in […]

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My Heart’s in Accra (Ethan Zuckerman’s blog)

My Heart’s in Accra is Ethan Zuckerman’s blog featuring his musings on Africa, international development and hacking the media. I have never met Ethan – although we live within three hours of each other. Some day, I will offer to treat him to a beer… he is an intriguing character. […]

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Owen Abroad (Owen Barder’s blog)

Owen Barder is Europe Director at the Center for Global Development which is based in Washington DC. He is also an Associate of the British Institute for Government. Owen was previously a British civil servant in a career spanning more than 20 years. He worked in H M Treasury, the […]

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TalkAlter

TalkAlter blog is a collection of information on collective memory, oral history, personal biography, genealogy, software and related video, audio and indexing technology. The blog is maintained by the TALKALTER team. TalkAlter : TalkAlter technology Inc. has developed a software and method for automatic creation of interactive video portrait. TalkAlter […]

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Traditional Knowledge Bulletin

The Traditional Knowledge (TK) Bulletin aims to provide information for indigenous communities and other relevant stakeholders on TK related discussions at international fora. The TK Bulletin is offered by the UNU-IAS as a pilot activity of the Traditional Knowledge Institute (TKI), which focuses on research and training in many aspects […]

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Challenging Traditions: Sámi Folklore and Internet (Coppélie Cocq’s blog)

Introduction From the website: My name is Coppélie Cocq. I grew up in France (Flanders) and moved to Umeå, Sweden in 1997. I have a PhD in Sámi Studies from Umeå University, and my research interests are Storytelling, Folklore and Minority Studies. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow in digital […]

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Indigenous Language Education and Technology

Finding inspiration and resources for indigenous language education A scoop.it curated by Allyson Eamer, Assistant Professor at University of Ontario Institute of Technology Allyson’s Research Interests Research interests include synchronous online language learning, language acquisition and identity negotiation, immersion education, ethnolinguistic vitality and mother tongue education. Allyson is also interested […]

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International Telecommunication Union (ITU) blog

ITU (International Telecommunication Union) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs. Their blog has several categories: Assistive Technology for Disabled Broadband Children Communications Connected Schools Curriculum Development Emergency Telecommunications Gender ICT in Education ICT Infrastructure ICTs for Health low cost laptops Partnerships PwDs Remote/Underserved […]

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Living Languages blog

A very rich language resource curated by wakablogger. Prepare to invest many moons reading this wonderful blog.

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The ICT4D Jester (Kentaro Toyama’s blog)

ICT4D Jester is the blog of Kentaro Toyama, a researcher in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. Until 2009, he was assistant managing director of Microsoft Research India, which he co-founded in 2005. At MSR India, he started the Technology for Emerging Markets research group, which […]

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Global Native Networks: Investigating Indigenous Use of Digital Technology Around the World

The blog of Rachael Petersen – her “space of intercultural understanding, truth-mongering, and of policy analysis grounded in place. This blog is dedicated to my experience as a 2012-2013 Thomas J. Watson Fellow, researching how indigenous peoples harness new forms of technology to further their rights, cultural expression, and sovereignty. […]

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