How Digital Inclusion Is Done in Africa

Tech Soup Blog

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.

Give a shirt: Changing slacktivists into activists

ASU Lodestar Center

Each shirt sale combats slacktivism in two ways: 1) The shirts, which are a focal point of daily interaction and have the potential to engage people on exponentially high levels, also allow for engagement on a personal level, and provide a campaign that lasts for the life of the shirt, and 2) they allow the activists to physically become a part of the campaign while supporting a cause, as a percentage of each sale goes directly to the nonprofit. posted by Cooper Nelson , Marketing Manager.

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Nonprofit Technology News: 2013 Year in Review

Tech Soup Blog

In hardware life extension news, the grand award winner for software in Popular Science's Best of What's New 2013 this year is a server/software technology called Neverware Juicebox. in Namibia is showing the way for providing Internet access in Africa. 2013 was the year of an ever-widening NSA spying scandal with its revelations of how little digital privacy we really have – even heads of state.

Traveling Postcards: Interview with Founder, Caroline Lovell

Have Fun - Do Good

What started out as a personal art project has grown into a global community project that has created over 800 handmade cards carrying voices to and from the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Costa Rica, Niger, Namibia, America, Haiti and Afghanistan.

Why Building Resilient Networks Matter

Beth Kanter

This puts New York City’s economic disparity on par with places like Sierra Leone or Namibia. Through our nation’s history, this light has served as a beacon to millions looking for a better life. Note from Beth: I’ve wrote about the importance of building resilience in networks given the complex and connected environment we live in today.