Hii Dunia’s Development Directory

Development Blogosphere Blogs play an increasingly pivotal role in Development discourse. The ease with which they can be set up means that they have become a vital communicative tool for practitioners in the field, students, researchers and commentators alike. Please note that the ‘Archive’ category in this section refers to […]

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Intellectual Property Watch: Traditional and Indigenous Knowledge

Mission Intellectual Property Watch, a non-profit independent news service, reports on the interests and behind-the-scenes dynamics that influence the design and implementation of international intellectual property policies. Reporting Services Intellectual Property Watch’s reporting is available in online format: Online (ISSN 1661-7355): news stories and features are regularly posted in a […]

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Indigenous / Traditional Knowledge & Intellectual Property

The paper is available as a PDF download or an indexed HTML version. The relationship between indigenous/traditional knowledge and intellectual property law is a complicated contemporary legal problem. Questions around indigenous knowledge protection present issues unlike any other that intellectual property law has had to consider. Indigenous peoples’ concerns include […]

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World Intellectual Property Organization: Traditional Knowledge

The term “traditional knowledge” is used here as shorthand for the entire field of traditional knowledge, genetic resources and traditional cultural expressions. Negotiations are currently underway in the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore towards the development of an international legal instrument or […]

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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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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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FirstVoices

FirstVoices is a suite of web-based tools and services designed to support Aboriginal people engaged in language archiving, language teaching & culture revitalization. The FirstVoices Language Archive contains thousands of text entries in many diverse Aboriginal writing systems, enhanced with sounds, pictures and videos. A companion set of interactive online […]

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Comprehensive Initiative for Technology Evaluation (CITE)

MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning will lead the CITE effort in developing a rigorous methodology for evaluating technological solutions to challenges in the developing world; this methodology will help donors and policy-makers identify and invest in the best of these solutions. “Right now there is no shortage of […]

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The Language Archive (at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)

The Language Archive (TLA) is a unit of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics concerned with digital language resources and tools. Its major features are: A large data archive holding resources on languages worldwide. Many of the data are annotated audio and video recordings, but several other data types such as time […]

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First Peoples’ Language Map of B.C.

British Columbia is home to 203 First Nations communities and an amazing diversity of Indigenous languages; approximately 60% of the First Nations languages of Canada are spoken in B.C. You can access indexes of all the languages, First Nations and Community Champions through the top navigation on all pages of […]

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Finding a Voice

This site summarizes research from the Finding a Voice project (2006-08), a collaboration between Queensland University of Technology, University of Adelaide, Swinburne University, UNESCO and UNDP. Finding a Voice investigated creative engagement between underserved communities and information and communication technology (ICT) to empower poor people to communicate their ‘voices’ within […]

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FAILfaire: Learning from #FAILs in ICT and Mobiles for Development

Projects succeed, projects fail. The successes are reported on, the failures are filed away. Or, in the case of most ICT 4 Development or Mobile 4 Development projects, pushed under the proverbial rug. Well, its time to bring out the failures, with a sense of humor, and with an honest […]

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Human Rights TV

We are established to “empower the voice seldom heard”. We recognise that those who have suffered abuse often suffer further indignity by remaining unheard. In making the individual story, told by the individual in their own words and their own way, visible, accessible and freely available we can offer some […]

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Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute

We are one of the most northerly aboriginal peoples on the North American continent, living at the northwestern limits of the boreal forest. Only the Inuit live further north. We are part of a larger family of Aboriginal people known as Athapaskans, which include peoples such as the Slavey, Dogrib, […]

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Indigenous Knowledge Commons

The Indigenous Knowledge Commons provides a forum for thinking creatively about the social and cultural roles of Indigenous Studies, especially in relation to online teaching and research in the field. We invite you to join us in thinking about ways in which Indigenous Knowledge can be acknowledged, valued, celebrated, and […]

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IWGIA Publications

The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) publishes books, manuals, reports, briefing papers, videos and a yearbook in several languages documenting the situation of indigenous peoples around the world and informing about indigenous peoples’ rights. Most publications can be purchased through their webshop and many can be freely downloaded […]

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Kiwanja.net: where technology meets anthropology, conservation and development

“kiwanja.net is the fulfilment of a life-long journey – a passion for technology which began at an early age with the dismantling of old TV’s and radios the chance to play with an early Commodore PET computer, and a later fascination with the world around us, its nature and its […]

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Knowledge Sharing Toolkit

This toolkit has been developed by the ICT-KM Program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). It is a living knowledge repository about knowledge sharing. We created it to be a resource both for KS workshops and […]

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Map Kibera

Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya, was a blank spot on the map until November 2009, when young Kiberans created the first free and open digital map of their own community. Map Kibera has now grown into a complete interactive community information project. view map at openstreetmap.org

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NISG ICTD Knowledge Repository

The ICTD project has generated a store of knowledge during implementation. These knowledge artefacts are available for wider dissemination for the benefit of civil society and government organisations. We thank UNDP, DIT and our partner organisations for contributing to this rich store of knowledge.

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Taiwan Indigenous TV

TITV Weekly’s mission is to tell the story of the indigenous people — in our words, in our perspective — and to broaden your vision on our issues, our concerns, our culture, our tradition, and our languages. Indigenous movements have a long history; indigenous concerns and issues originated from continuous […]

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Research on ICTs with Aboriginal Communities (RICTA)

Across Canada, Aboriginal communities are considering how information and communication technologies (ICT) can help them reach their development goals. Research on ICT with Aboriginal Communities (RICTA), a new research cluster, is building a critical mass of knowledge that Aboriginal communities can both contribute to and tap into on their paths […]

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Wikipedia entry on ICT4D

Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) is a general term referring to the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) within the field of socioeconomic development or international development. ICT4D concerns itself with directly applying information technology approaches to poverty reduction. ICTs can be applied either in the direct […]

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Web2forDev Gateway

Participatory Web 2.0 for development in short Web2forDev is a way of employing web services, in order to improve information sharing and collaborative production of content in the context of development work. In this context actors in development can easily relate to other stakeholders, have selective access to information, produce […]

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