How WhatsApp is fuelling a 'sharing revolution' in Sudan

Title: How WhatsApp is fuelling a 'sharing revolution' in Sudan
Author: Khalid Albaih
Source: The Guardian
Date (published): 15/10/2015
Date (accessed): 17/02/2016
Type of information: online article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Amid a government crackdown on the press, the app is helping politically charged residents share news and views without fear.

The Digital Landscape: Technology and Land Rights

Title: The Digital Landscape: Technology and Land Rights
Source: Land Tenure and Property Rights Portal
Date (published): 11/02/2016
Date (accessed): 17/02/2016
Type of information: recorded webinar
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Innovative tools and emerging technologies in the land sector offer new potential to improve the lives of women and men around the world. Rapid developments in technology are making it possible to solve development challenges in ways that seemed impossible just a few short years ago. Tools—such as smartphone apps that help people map and certify land; an open-source database that connects farmers, pastoralists and scientists across the globe; and participatory mapping programs that help clarify and secure tenure in customary settings—are making it easier for governments and local communities to efficiently manage land and resources and for individuals to understand and exercise their property rights.

How Can Open Source Software be Sustainable in International Development?

Title: How Can Open Source Software be Sustainable in International Development?
Author: Wayan Vota
Source: ICTWorks
Date (published): 11/02/2016
Date (accessed): 17/02/2016
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Blog post about the relation between FLOSS and ICT4D, and how to make FLOSS sustainable.

The world’s poor don’t need $79 computers

Title: The world’s poor don’t need $79 computers
Author: Esha Chhabra
Source: Quartz
Date (published): 01/02/2016
Date (accessed): 17/02/2016
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Endless, a San Francisco-based startup, recently unveiled a tiny, spherical desktop computer, which it says will revolutionize computing in the developing world, thanks to its price tag of just $79. That price doesn’t get you a monitor, keyboard, mouse, or Wi-Fi. The idea is that you plug it into your TV.

The Internet of Things: Making Smart Farms in Africa

Title: The Internet of Things: Making Smart Farms in Africa
Author: David Kariuki
Source: Cleanleap
Date (published): 15/01/2016
Date (accessed): 17/02/2016
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Enter the Internet of Things, a disruptive technology predicted to change almost every aspect of our lives, from health, education, security, entertainment, business, governance to agriculture in the near future. It could help change lives by raising food production in sub-Sahara region where 95% of arable land relies on rainfall-fed agriculture, and no one could doubt the fact that climate shocks over the last couple of years have worsened yields. The internet, remote sensing technologies and cloud-based data sharing platforms are only beginning to change the way we see and do agriculture.

New Tool To Help Cambodian Gov't Detect Disease Outbreaks

Title: New Tool To Help Cambodian Gov't Detect Disease Outbreaks
Author: Joshua Wilwohl
Source: Forbes
Date (published): 02/02/2016
Date (accessed): 17/02/2016
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: In an effort to help the Cambodian government detect infectious diseases among the country’s 15 million people, the technical arm of innovative international health nonprofit InSTEDD has built a public reporting system and web-based portal to track potential outbreaks.

8 African startups leading the way to ending poverty

Title: 8 African startups leading the way to ending poverty
Author: Joy Elliott
Source: ONE
Date (published): 03/02/2016
Date (accessed): 10/02/2016
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: The collection of eight of the best #GlobalGoal busting startups that are gaining serious momentum

Bridging the digital divide in Cambodia

Title: Bridging the digital divide in Cambodiad
Author: Savann Oeurm
Source: Oxfam America
Date (published): 27/01/2016
Date (accessed): 10/02/2016
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Two organizations in Cambodia have opened new Cambodia Community Innovation Centers in Pursat and Takeo provinces to help farmers access the Internet; many of them will use the Internet for the first time.
The Innovation Centers will offer computer classes for people in the community. Farmers and students in these areas will now be able to use the Internet to access market prices for crops, and learn about agricultural technologies. They can also use social media sites like Facebook to upload stories, photos, and videos about agricultural products from their community, and share those stories nationally and globally.

World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends

Title: World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends
Source: The World Bank
Date (accessed): 01/02/2016
Type of information: research report
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Digital technologies have spread rapidly in much of the world. Digital dividends—that is, the broader development benefits from using these technologies—have lagged behind. In many instances, digital technologies have boosted growth, expanded opportunities, and improved service delivery. Yet their aggregate impact has fallen short and is unevenly distributed. For digital technologies to benefit everyone everywhere requires closing the remaining digital divide, especially in internet access. But greater digital adoption will not be enough. To get the most out of the digital revolution, countries also need to work on the “analog complements”—by strengthening regulations that ensure competition among businesses, by adapting workers’ skills to the demands of the new economy, and by ensuring that institutions are accountable.

Innovative use of Mobile Phones for Profitable Agriculture in rural Uganda; A case of the CELAC project

Title: Innovative use of Mobile Phones for Profitable Agriculture in rural Uganda; A case of the CELAC project
Author: Maria Nakirya
Source: E-Agriculture
Date (published): 07/01/2016
Date (accessed): 13/01/2016
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Sustainable Agriculture designates systems in which the farmers realize the goal of efficient production of safe, high quality agricultural products, in a way that protects and improves the natural environment, the social and economic conditions of farmers, their employees and local communities, and safeguards the health and welfare of all farmed species.

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