Mobile phones for development = grassroots innovations

20-07-2008 – Filed under ICT4Dcollaborationconnectivitygrassrootskm4devmobileopen-sourcetwitter

Recently, there seems to be a hype around mobile phones in developing countries. It is great to see the investments being made in mobile technology and communication. At the KM4DEV unconference Pete Cranston, Luca Servo  and I organized a little session around the potential of mobile phones for knowledge sharing….

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6 innovative grassroot mashups for transparency

05-05-2008 – Filed under activismICT4De-democracygrassrootsmashupunited-nations

Some weeks ago I wrote a post about a new initiative by UNHCR, which promotes the use geodata mashups to provide information about refugee camps all around the world. Today, I saw another initiative by the World Bank called geo.worldbank.org: “Our work around the world.” Again, it is a nice…

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Intro

This is space for my research on various topics before or after I blog about it. It is like a digital garden that gather various resources, examples and explanations. All these notes are work in progress and can change any time.

For a start this research focus on digital development, a topic this blog covers for many years.

graph LR A(Arpanet) -->B(Email) --> C(Linking UK) --> TCP 1969 --> A 1969 --> 1972 --> 1973 --> 1974
graph TD DD[Digital Development]:::P DD --> HI[History:
From ICT4D to Digital Development]:::O DD --> DS[Sectors & Examples] DD --> DT[Digital Topics] DT --> E[Enablers] DT --> C[Challenges] DD --> ORG[Organizations] ORG --> Players ORG --> Strategies click DT href "http://www.github.com" "This is a tooltip for a link"

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