Digital Inclusion A Priority In Namibia


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

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This interest may have been kindled when he was an ICT advisor to the government of Namibia before he came to Microsoft. He has created partnerships with the United Nations UNIDO and UNEP programs over the years to promote refurbishment in the developing world. You've heard of the Incredible Hulk and Green Lantern. But you've probably never heard of this green superhero.

Nonprofit Technology News: 2013 Year in Review

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in Namibia is showing the way for providing Internet access in Africa. It is aggregating all the various digital inclusion projects in the country and also working on big national deals with telecom companies for reduced rate broadband Internet. 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.

Why Building Resilient Networks Matter

Beth Kanter

Up and down the nation’s most densely populated corridor it caused damage currently estimated at $50 billion. This puts New York City’s economic disparity on par with places like Sierra Leone or Namibia. As we reflect on Sandy and its implications for the future of our country, we also need to consider the impacts of climate change on poor nations. Through our nation’s history, this light has served as a beacon to millions looking for a better life.