Social Media in Remote First Nation Communities

Community resilience in First Nations includes ties to people both inside and outside the community, intergenerational communication, the sharing of stories, and family and community connectedness. This study, based on a survey of Internet users in the Sioux Lookout region of Northwestern Ontario, explores the link between social networking sites […]

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This post is the first in a three part series about by new Ethnos Project contributor, Christoph Amthor. Look for parts two and three over the next few weeks. Part 1: and its Roots in Burma Part 2: The Concept Behind Part 3: Developing and Testing […]

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Integration of indigenous knowledge with ICTs in coping with effects of climate change

Climate change threatens production’s stability and productivity. In many areas of the world where agricultural productivity is already low and the means of coping with adverse events are limited, climate change is expected to reduce productivity to even lower levels and make production more erratic. To help cope with the […]

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Digital leisure for development: Reframing new media practice in the global south

Photoshopping of newlyweds, downloading the latest movies, teens flirting on social network sites and virtual gaming may seem like typical behavior in the West; yet in the context of a village in Mali or a slum in Mumbai, it is seen as unusual and perhaps an anomaly in their new […]

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ICT for Development Network: Where digital, online technologies are central for social and economic development

ICT for Development Network is a section of The Communication Initiative ( Mission: To convene the communication and media development, social and behavioural change community for more effective local, national, and international development action The CI’s Change Principles: People and organisations are more effective, efficient and work at greater scale […]

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Information Technology and Indigenous Communities: symposium website

Information Technology and Indigenous Communities (ITIC) explored the ever-increasing use of IT to access, create and collate tangible and intangible cultural information and heritage. The torrent of new media and digitisation provides a wealth of opportunity for creativity, transmission and the decentralisation of collections and the information they contain. What […]

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Participatory Learning and Action: Change at Hand – Web 2.0 for Development

A joint publication of The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) Table of Contents PART I: OVERVIEW 1. Change at hand: Web 2.0 for development Holly Ashley, Jon Corbett, Ben Garside, Dave Jones and Giacomo Rambaldi 2. The two […]

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