Digital Inclusion A Priority In Namibia

TechImpact

As discussed in a recent report from Jim Lynch at Techsoup, the NGO MyDigitalBridge just recently started its work in the mostly rural nation of Namibia. … Continued The post Digital Inclusion A Priority In Namibia appeared first on Tech Impact. The crusade for digital inclusion, an undertaking still well underway here in the United States and throughout the developed world, is also alive well in rural regions of Africa.

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.

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Conquering a Cruel Continent for a Cause

Tech Soup Blog

The Namib Desert in Namibia (has the highest sand dunes on earth). 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. But then you'd have to get up the next day and run another 25 miles (or more). Would you do it for charity? TechSoup Global's vice president for Africa David Barnard did. Six times.

Microsoft's Ecohero: How Sean Nicholson Is Saving the Earth

Tech Soup Blog

This interest may have been kindled when he was an ICT advisor to the government of Namibia before he came to Microsoft. You've heard of the Incredible Hulk and Green Lantern. But you've probably never heard of this green superhero. Each year the International Computer Refurbisher Summit awards a lifetime achievement award in my name (it's a long story on how that came to be). This year the award went to Sean Nicholson.

Give a shirt: Changing slacktivists into activists

ASU Lodestar Center

The company recently joined forces with the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in Namibia – the largest research and education center for the conservation of cheetahs – to support the endangered cheetah in their race for survival by taking the cheetah’s plight out of Africa and placing it on the backs of activists nationwide. posted by Cooper Nelson , Marketing Manager. DNA on a SHIRT. Supporting a cause is now easier than ever.

Nonprofit Technology News: 2013 Year in Review

Tech Soup Blog

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. The big nonprofit tech trends this past year seemed to be in the areas of the emergence of mobile devices, social media stratification, the launch of Office 365 for Nonprofits, some huge digital inclusion initiatives, and lots of other things.

Why Building Resilient Networks Matter

Beth Kanter

This puts New York City’s economic disparity on par with places like Sierra Leone or Namibia. Note from Beth: I’ve wrote about the importance of building resilience in networks given the complex and connected environment we live in today. So, when Pat Brandes from the Barr Foundation sent me this thought piece on building resilience of networks, it resonated on many different levels.