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Faking It: Fake News and How It Impacts on the Charity Sector
February 20, 2018

Faking It: Fake News and How It Impacts on the Charity Sector

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"NGOs have become accustomed to addressing the criticisms and misrepresentations of some parts of the mainstream media, but the speed, reach and toxicity of the methods used to spread false information on social media are in another league. ...

Technology for Development: Indo-Pacific State of Play
February 15, 2018

Technology for Development: Indo-Pacific State of Play

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"Australia’s first International Cyber Engagement Strategy lays out three simple... goals to harness the opportunities of the digital age and accelerate sustainable development in the Indo-Pacific..." From the Institute of Development Studies ...

The Future of Learning and Technology in Deprived Contexts
February 14, 2018

The Future of Learning and Technology in Deprived Contexts

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"This report addresses the future of basic education, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) use in deprived locations, and the use of ICTs in primary school learning in 2020 and 2025, especially in deprived contexts." This report from ...

Spain advances, but requires better training to face the digital transformation (I)
February 8, 2018

Spain advances, but requires better training to face the digital ...

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Author: Soraya Carvajal B., originally published February 5 2018 - "Spain is fine, we are doing well in the digital field, but we could be better, especially in terms of education, because it is essential that new generations know ...

Challenges and threats for Spanish cybersecurity (II)
February 8, 2018

Challenges and threats for Spanish cybersecurity (II)

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Author: Soraya Carvajal B., originally published February 6 2018 - Along with the advance in digital matters, new challenges and risks for the Information Society appear in Spain. This was expressed by José María Sanz-Magallón, director of ...

An ICT Agripreneurship Guide: A Path to Success for Young ACP Entrepreneurs
February 7, 2018

An ICT Agripreneurship Guide: A Path to Success for Young ACP Entrepreneurs

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"Work by CTA - such as the AgriHack Initiative - and others has demonstrated that ICT has a key role to play in supporting and enhancing the performance of economies, including in the agriculture sector. However, young innovators interested in ...

Smart Service Provider's Guide to ICT and Sex Work
February 6, 2018

Smart Service Provider's Guide to ICT and Sex Work

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From the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP), this a resource for service providers who want to better understand how information and communication technologies (ICTs) have impacted sex workers and the prevention of HIV. The guide reviews ...

Retos y amenazas para la ciberseguridad de los españoles (II)
February 6, 2018

Retos y amenazas para la ciberseguridad de los españoles (II)

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Por: Soraya Carvajal B., publicado 6 de febrero 2018 - Junto con el avance en materia digital, en España aparecen nuevos retos y riesgos para la Sociedad de la Información. Así lo expresó José María Sanz-Magallón, director de la Fundación ...

mHealth Data Security, Privacy, and Confidentiality
February 5, 2018

mHealth Data Security, Privacy, and Confidentiality

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From MEASURE Evaluation, these two documents - (i) mHealth data security, privacy, and confidentiality guidelines and (ii) an accompanying checklist - have been created in response to the recognition that, as healthcare organisations turn to ...

Ending the Gender Digital Divide in Myanmar: A Problem-Driven Political Economy Assessment
February 2, 2018

Ending the Gender Digital Divide in Myanmar: A Problem-Driven Political ...

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"[I]t [is] imperative to improve understanding of how ICTs are becoming yet another barrier, enforced through policies, practices, and norms, that limits women's and girls' agency and voice." In Myanmar, women are 28% less likely than men to own ...

EGovernment Benchmark 2017: Taking Stock of User-Centric Design and Delivery of Digital Public Services in Europe
February 1, 2018

EGovernment Benchmark 2017: Taking Stock of User-Centric Design and Delivery ...

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"Overall eGovernment performance in Europe is moving in the right direction."

Technology to Monitor and Share Information on Rainforests and Forest People's Rights: Primer
January 31, 2018

Technology to Monitor and Share Information on Rainforests and Forest ...

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"Technology is never a magic bullet and rarely a quick fix. No tool can replace the need for strong relationships with communities, based on trust and knowledge of local context." This is an introduction (or primer) for using technology to ...

Increasing Citizen Voice and Government Responsiveness: What Does Success Really Look Like, and Who Decides?
January 29, 2018

Increasing Citizen Voice and Government Responsiveness: What Does Success ...

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"[D]o the key elements for change come from the processes of participation generated by the use of ICTs? Or do they lie as preconditions that must already be in place, arising from other political dynamics and not connected to the ICT-enabled ...

Equal Access to the Information Society in Myanmar
January 25, 2018

Equal Access to the Information Society in Myanmar

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"It is imperative that efforts be undertaken to equip Myanmar's citizenry, especially women, with the knowledge, skills, confidence, and other abilities to shape a democratic, trustworthy, and vibrant local information society."

Appropriating Technology for Accountability: Messages from Making All Voices Count
January 24, 2018

Appropriating Technology for Accountability: Messages from Making All Voices ...

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Between June 2013 and November 2017, the Making All Voices Count programme made grants for innovation and scaling projects that aimed to amplify the voices of citizens and enable governments to listen and respond. Conceived in an era of optimism ...

Triggering Mobile Internet Use among Men and Women in South Asia
January 22, 2018

Triggering Mobile Internet Use among Men and Women in South Asia

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Adoption and use of mobile internet is far from universal or equitable, with women, those with less education, rural residents, and the economically poor accounting for a disproportionate number of non-users. The increasing economic and social ...

The State of Technology in Global Newsrooms
January 22, 2018

The State of Technology in Global Newsrooms

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), working with Georgetown University's Communication, Culture, and Technology (CCT) programme, conducted a survey (February 15 - April 15 2017) on the adoption of digital technologies in news media ...

Supporting Innovation and the Use of Technologies in Accountability Initiatives: Lessons from Making All Voices Count
January 18, 2018

Supporting Innovation and the Use of Technologies in Accountability ...

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Making All Voices Count was an international initiative that harnessed the power of innovation and new technologies to support effective, accountable governance. The research, evidence, and learning (REL) component led the process of building an ...

Social Media in Afghanistan: Users and Engagement
January 16, 2018

Social Media in Afghanistan: Users and Engagement

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"Social media is still in its infancy in Afghanistan, with a small and mostly homogenous user base of educated, relatively wealthy, predominately male users....But while small, it holds opportunity for engagement and expression."

Social Theory After the Internet: Media, Technology and Globalization
January 11, 2018

Social Theory After the Internet: Media, Technology and Globalization

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"New technologies-in-use have made a difference to social development, and for this reason the internet and how it has displaced traditional media cannot be dealt with within the silos of disciplinary specialization or empirically investigated ...

How Does the Time Children Spend Using Digital Technology Impact Their Mental Well-Being, Social Relationships and Physical Activity? An Evidence-Focused Literature Review
January 9, 2018

How Does the Time Children Spend Using Digital Technology Impact Their ...

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"Understandably, parents, teachers and others who have an interest in children's health and well-being become increasingly concerned as children spend more time using digital technology, but are also confused by the lack of consensus on whether ...

Digital Development and the Digital Gender Gap
January 8, 2018

Digital Development and the Digital Gender Gap

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"How does digital development change pathways to development for women and girls? What are the economic, social and political risks and opportunities?" Prepared for the United Kingdom (UK) Government's Department for International Development ...

Crop Specific Mobile Apps by UNESCO-Pearson Initiative for Literacy
January 6, 2018

Crop Specific Mobile Apps by UNESCO-Pearson Initiative for Literacy

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"The Crop Specific Mobile Apps programme has evolved over time in response to changing user needs, in both content provided and the distribution mechanism. The recent analytics component shows how low literacy users contribute to data collection ...

Medic Mobile Case Study by UNESCO-Pearson Initiative for Literacy
January 5, 2018

Medic Mobile Case Study by UNESCO-Pearson Initiative for Literacy

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"....Medic Mobile was launched in Nepal in 2013 as a mobile phone-based health monitoring solution using a simple data capture interface appropriate for community health workers (CHWs) with low levels of literacy and technical skills."

Supporting Teachers with Mobile Technology
December 18, 2017

Supporting Teachers with Mobile Technology

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"[T]eacher capacity building for mobile learning is likely to become increasingly essential as a growing number of educators and students, including those in poor countries, buy and use mobile phones." This report draws lessons from United ...

Addressing Failure in ICT-Enabled 'Citizen Voice - Government Responsiveness' Interventions: Unpacking Core Assumptions and Essential Components
December 15, 2017

Addressing Failure in ICT-Enabled 'Citizen Voice - Government ...

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"When government willingness is already there, ICT-enabled voice can help build capacity to respond. But generally, unless pre-existing government commitment to respond is in place, voice through the platforms will not create it, and response ...

European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators: DigCompEdu
December 15, 2017

European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators: DigCompEdu

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"[I]it is part of educators' digital competence to enable learners to actively participate in life and work in a digital age. It is also part of their competence to reap the benefits of digital technologies for enhancing pedagogic practice and ...

Freedom on the Net 2017: Manipulating Social Media to Undermine Democracy
December 12, 2017

Freedom on the Net 2017: Manipulating Social Media to Undermine Democracy

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"In the absence of a comprehensive campaign to deal with this threat, manipulation and disinformation techniques could enable modern authoritarian regimes to expand their power and influence while permanently eroding user confidence in online ...

The State of the World's Children 2017: Children in a Digital World
December 12, 2017

The State of the World's Children 2017: Children in a Digital World

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"Making the digital space better for children requires collaboration and cooperation among governments, United Nations agencies and other international children's organizations, civil society, the private sector, academia and the technical ...

Social Media and Citizen Inclusion: Towards a New Model of Political Legitimacy?
December 8, 2017

Social Media and Citizen Inclusion: Towards a New Model of Political Legitimacy?

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What is the potential of digital activism to promote good, democratic governance in Latin America and the Caribbean?

Connecting Citizens to Their Governments: Lessons from ICT-Based Governance Initiatives in Indonesia
December 5, 2017

Connecting Citizens to Their Governments: Lessons from ICT-Based Governance ...

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"It is...fair to conclude that the use of ICTs in governance does strengthen community participation and improve public services, and government responsiveness and accountability."

Unpacking the Disruptive Potential of Blockchain Technology for Human Development
November 28, 2017

Unpacking the Disruptive Potential of Blockchain Technology for Human ...

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"[M]any perceive blockchain technology as a platform for positive change - one that could disrupt the global economy and address many of the socio-economic and political issues that countries are facing..."

Coding Rights
November 27, 2017

Coding Rights

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A collective of Latin American women and coders who joined forces in 2015 to create Coding Rights, a "think and do tank" in Brazil, is working to create a more welcoming Web by addressing fundamental human rights challenges and imbalances of ...

The Techno-Centric Gaze: Incorporating Citizen Participation Technologies into Participatory Governance Processes in the Philippines
November 20, 2017

The Techno-Centric Gaze: Incorporating Citizen Participation Technologies ...

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"By avoiding the techno-centric gaze and adopting the standpoint of non-users, we were able to better understand the barriers to technology access, explaining non-use as well as the power relationships embedded in these non-actions."

Advocating for Openness: Nine Ways Civil Society Groups Have Mobilized to Defend Internet Freedom
November 17, 2017

Advocating for Openness: Nine Ways Civil Society Groups Have Mobilized to ...

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"[A]ctivists are building digital rights movements from the ground up, launching national policy dialogues, and fighting to establish new norms and Internet standards. Understanding which of these efforts are successful, and sharing this ...

Risk Communication Guide for Mobile Phones and Base Stations
November 16, 2017

Risk Communication Guide for Mobile Phones and Base Stations

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"The emphasis is on anticipating where people may have concerns and then using effective communication approaches to minimise the potential for heightened concerns in the community." Produced by the Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) and ...

Communication for Policy Research South (CPRsouth)
November 7, 2017

Communication for Policy Research South (CPRsouth)

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"Building a local human resource base in different areas of the network economy is critical to developing and sustaining information and communications technology sectors that are responsive to socio-economic development goals."

Open Data and Transparent Value Chains in Agriculture: A Review of the Literature
November 2, 2017

Open Data and Transparent Value Chains in Agriculture: A Review of the ...

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"In the context of smallholder agriculture, which contains a large and at times complicated number of value chain actors, unequal access to information leads certain actors to be on the losing end of the transactions that take place within the ...

Rural Communication Services for Family Farming: Contributions, Evidence and Perspectives
October 24, 2017

Rural Communication Services for Family Farming: Contributions, Evidence and ...

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"Rural communication services and policies can translate farmers' right to communication into fair and transparent regulatory frameworks that will allow equitable access to information and communication services in rural areas and ensure the ...

Digital Health for Systems: Strengthening Family Planning Systems Through Time and Resource Efficiencies
October 18, 2017

Digital Health for Systems: Strengthening Family Planning Systems Through ...

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This brief summarises the experience and evidence for the most commonly used digital health technologies aimed at supporting health systems and service delivery for family planning around the world. Digital health has been identified as a ...

Using Mobile Phones to Improve Vaccination Uptake in 21 Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Systematic Review
October 12, 2017

Using Mobile Phones to Improve Vaccination Uptake in 21 Low- and ...

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"There is reason to be optimistic regarding the potential for mobile phones to increase vaccination coverage in LMIC."

Final Project Report: Her Farm Radio in Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda
October 11, 2017

Final Project Report: Her Farm Radio in Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda

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“Women carry out a substantial and growing part of the work on family farms and represent 43 per cent of the global agricultural workforce....For women to have more meaningful contributions to farm management and decision-making, they must have ...

Using Social Media for Good: Crafting a Facebook Content Strategy - Webinar
October 10, 2017

Using Social Media for Good: Crafting a Facebook Content Strategy - Webinar

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“Social media platforms like Facebook can be a tremendous tool for public health organizations, making it possible to communicate critical health information, inspire movements, and connect with a widespread and engaged audience. It can also be a ...

Bashaier: Egypt's Agrifood Network
October 5, 2017

Bashaier: Egypt's Agrifood Network

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The Knowledge Economy Foundation (KEF) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) founded by private sector partners that strives to strengthen supply chains and the Egyptian economy. It is using information and communications technologies (ICTs) ...

The Potential of Social Media Intelligence to Improve People's Lives: Social Media Data   for Good
October 4, 2017

The Potential of Social Media Intelligence to Improve People's Lives: Social ...

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Developed with support from Facebook, this report from the Governance Lab (GovLab) explores the premise that data - and, in particular, the data and analytical expertise held by social media companies - may provide for a new type of intelligence ...

Making Innovation and Technology Work for Women
October 4, 2017

Making Innovation and Technology Work for Women

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"From mobile banking ventures that facilitate women's entrepreneurship to e-learning platforms that take classrooms to individuals, social innovations have the potential to serve as a powerful tool to break trends and increase the awareness, ...

Gender and Information Communication Technology (ICT) Survey Toolkit
October 3, 2017

Gender and Information Communication Technology (ICT) Survey Toolkit

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The Gender and ICT Survey Toolkit provides a set of resources for obtaining a landscape assessment of gender and information and communication technology (ICT), providing organisations wanting to use mobile technology in their humanitarian and ...

Innovations in Mobile Birth Registration: Insights from Tigo Tanzania and Telenor Pakistan
September 28, 2017

Innovations in Mobile Birth Registration: Insights from Tigo Tanzania and ...

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"The ability to prove one’s identity is essential to securing a number of life-enhancing services such as healthcare, education, financial services, connectivity and social protections."  This GSMA report addresses the need of an estimated ...

ICT4D Research: Reflections on History and Future Agenda
September 21, 2017

ICT4D Research: Reflections on History and Future Agenda

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"[T]o what extent are ICTs contributing to development, particularly that of the relatively poor members of society? How can we extend the benefits of ICTs more widely in society and mitigate the negative effects of rich/poor divides, for ...

Development of a Global Mechanism in Support of Advancing the Scale and Impact of Communication and Media for Development, Social and Behaviour Change
September 20, 2017

Development of a Global Mechanism in Support of Advancing the Scale and ...

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