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  • COVID-19 Challenges for Refugee Settings and Low-Income Countries

    COVID-19, San Francisco | By on April 30, 2020 | Comments Off on COVID-19 Challenges for Refugee Settings and Low-Income Countries

    Where water, a bar of soap, and physical space are scarce, as they are in refugee settlements around the world, social distancing and good hygiene become impossible. Where wifi and technology is lacking, small organizations that fill gaps in communities such as homeless shelters and domestic violence centers on the front lines must close rather…

  • What We Can Do About Free Press Crackdowns and Online Censorship

    San Francisco | By on May 5, 2019 | Comments Off on What We Can Do About Free Press Crackdowns and Online Censorship

    At the SF Bay Area Technology Salon on “What Can We Do About Press Crackdowns and Online Censorship?” two questions were at the center of the discussion: Who care about press freedom? What are tactics and strategies that inspire more people to take action to defend free speech, information access, and truth online? The carefully…

  • How Technology Impacted Ghana’s Elections

    Accra | By on January 17, 2017 | Comments Off on How Technology Impacted Ghana’s Elections

    On December 7, 2016, Ghana passed yet another democratic test when it conducted what has been described as the best organized general elections in the country’s history. The elections was to choose a new President and 275 members of parliament. From the tech-based systems deployed by some media houses that enabled their collation and projections…

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  • How UAV Drones Can Accelerate Development in Ghana

    Accra | By on March 31, 2015 | Comments Off on How UAV Drones Can Accelerate Development in Ghana

    Application of drones for development is a new area in Ghana, however it is rapidly evolving with significant potential to aid Ghana’s development agenda in the area of health, agriculture, security, road safety and traffic management; natural resource management, aerial photography, 3-D mapping; search and rescue, among others. This was the outcome of the Technology…

  • What Technology Can Help Ghanaians Keep Government Accountable?

    Accra | By on January 27, 2015 | Comments Off on What Technology Can Help Ghanaians Keep Government Accountable?

    Congratulations! Ghana was just deemed to be the 2nd most lawful country in Africa (behind Botswana) by the World Justice Project. While this is a laudable achievement, just how much technology was involved? Did we need Ghana Open Data? Or can Ghanaians enjoy good governance without technology solutions getting in the way? Please RSVP now…

  • The Top 5 Countries for ICT4D in Africa are Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, and…?

    Washington DC | By on March 22, 2012 | Comments Off on The Top 5 Countries for ICT4D in Africa are Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, and…?

    At a recent Technology Salon, we were discussing the countries that have the best environment for ICT innovation that will accelerate economic and social development. Quickly we listed the following four countries:

  • Mobile Money is Better than Cash at the Bottom of the Pyramid

    Washington DC | By on December 7, 2011 | Comments Off on Mobile Money is Better than Cash at the Bottom of the Pyramid

    Open your wallet right now. Most likely, you have a debit card, a credit card, a health insurance card, and access to the massive financial infrastructure that these three cards represent. The ability to store, save, use, and borrow money anywhere in almost limitless fashion, without worry about amount, theft, or even making change. Add…