How Digital Inclusion Is Done in Africa

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I've just returned from organizing an electronics recycling conference in Cape Town, South Africa, where I met Dr. Hylton Villet, the chairman of MyDigitalBridge in Namibia. Namibia is a medium-sized country that borders South Africa. After Mongolia, Namibia is the least densely populated country in the world. One thing that Namibia has going for it is a stable parliamentary democracy and a government that clearly believes in digital inclusion.

Conquering a Cruel Continent for a Cause

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The Namib Desert in Namibia (has the highest sand dunes on earth). He runs these ultramarathons to raise money and generate awareness for charitable causes. His first race was dedicated to raising money for the Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT). What would motivate you to run 150 miles across hottest, driest, windiest, coldest, and sandiest places on Earth? At the end of every day, your legs would be like rubber, and you'd be completely and utterly exhausted.

Nonprofit Technology News: 2013 Year in Review

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According TechSoup’s Global NGO Cloud Survey , cloud storage and back-up is one of the most useful cloud technologies out there. These sentient things combine to generate vast oceans of data about us, which is in turn consolidated into big data in the cloud. I see the grand wave of IoT and Big Data combining to generate the copyright issue for the ages. in Namibia is showing the way for providing Internet access in Africa.