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. I’m well acquainted with the big digital inclusion projects in the U.S. and was completely surprised at how African projects like MyDigitalBridge are getting low-cost Internet to low-income people in a mostly rural country. Namibia is a medium-sized country that borders South Africa.

Conquering a Cruel Continent for a Cause

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The Namib Desert in Namibia (has the highest sand dunes on earth). His first race was dedicated to raising money for the Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT). I wanted to raise money to be used for a solar street lighting project in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg. What would motivate you to run 150 miles across hottest, driest, windiest, coldest, and sandiest places on Earth?

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. This years’ Nobel Prize for Peace was awarded to the technology oriented Dutch NGO, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. in Namibia is showing the way for providing Internet access in Africa. The project is controversial in that it will grow Facebook’s user base.