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Ushahidi received support from Hivos and the Omidyar network toward establishing the Innovation Hub (iHub Lack of seed-stage equity funding and few debt financing avenues have allowed humanitarian organizations to invest in Africa's technology scene, hoping to build on the growing "techpreneurship." The U.S. Department of State; Hivos, the Dutch humanitarian agency; the Omidyar network and the World Bank are leading supporters of Africa's technology initiatives through direct funding, competition and grants, among other partnerships. While humanitarian organizations have been known to give "free" money, that trend is changing, with the focus shifting to sustainable options and ways for communities to work without visible donor "hands." "With few avenues for debt financing available and seed-stage equity almost nonexistent, the odds are often stacked against African startup founders right from the beginning -- having a well-known humanitarian org backing an effort can be helpful in several ways," said Bill Zimmerman, co-founder of Limbelabs in Cameroon.
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In an age of information abundance, curating meaning is key. 9 months ago that is just what Jon Gosier set out to do as he took over the reins of the SwiftRiver initiative at Ushahidi. Today he announces the Beta release, and unveils the new website at Swiftly.org. What is SwiftRiver? SwiftRiver Open Beta Announcement. from Ushahidi on Vimeo. SwiftRiver: Curating in an Age of Information Overload
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Soren Gordhamer,Wisdom 2.0 Summit Organizer I am filled with gratitude to Soren Gordhamer for his vision of bringing together an amazing group of people who work in the area of mindfulness and technology for Wisdom 2.0, a three-day event aimed at addressing an compelling issue: "The question for most of us is not if we will use the technologies of our age, from cell phones to social media, the question is how can we do so with mindfulness, meaning, and wisdom?" Soren is the author of the book, "Wisdom 2.0" and writes about mindfulness and technology use for Huffington Post and on Mashable. Beth's Blog: How Nonprofit Organizations Can Use Social Media to
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Photo: Eric Millette As a partner at Omidyar Network, Stephen brings exceptional experience in applying media and technology to create positive social impact. Stephen leads the global Government Transparency initiative and a portfolio that includes a broad range of national and global organizations. Many are innovators in the use of technology to help make governments more responsive and aid citizens in holding their governments to account. The portfolio includes: Sunlight Foundation, Global Voices, Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente, mySociety, New Citizen, Janaagraha and Ushahidi, among others. ON | Stephen King
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Ethan Zuckerman Susan Benesch is one of the leading thinkers on countering hate speech online. She’s a fellow at the Berkman Center this year, and I’m terribly sorry to be missing her talk at Berkman this afternoon. (Instead, I’m watching from home so I can be primary caretaker for my son for a couple of weeks while Rachel gets to travel.)
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Berkman Center 2013 Internet Monitor Annual Report: “Reflections on the Digital World” Internet Monitor is delighted to announce the publication of Internet Monitor 2013: Reflections on the Digital, the project's first-ever annual report. The report—a collection of essays from roughly two dozen experts around the world, including Ron Deibert, Malavika Jayaram, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Molly Sauter, Bruce Schneier, Ashkan Soltani, and Zeynep Tufekci, among others—highlights key events and recent trends in the digital space:
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MobileActive.org | A global network of people using mobile techn Editor's Note: This guest post is by Janet Gunter , a anthropologist and blogger , an ex-“aid worker” interested in communication, technology, and new economies. She is currently working as an adviser at @Verdade newspaper in Maputo, Mozambique. Mobile money arrived in Mozambique earlier this year, after the larger of the two mobile operators, the state-owned mcel , rolled out a service called mKesh (close in pronunciation to mCash). mKesh “soft launched” the service in 2009, but has intensified its efforts this year, with an official launch in September.
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The following is a guest post from Mark Belinsky of Digital Democracy. What does real-time mapping with New York City public school kids look like? Recently, Digital Democracy was invited to work with 120 young people from all 5 boroughs as part of the Department of Education’s “Future Now” program. Having gone through the NY Public School system myself, I jumped at the opportunity to help them innovate. My task was to engage the kids in a conversation about what they’d like to see in the year 2020. Mapping the Future of Cities & Education
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