Mobile phones remain vital for reaching the masses in the Middle East (as discussed in a previous post), but what’s less clear is what to do once you have them on the line. As mobile penetration rates continue to climb, the next challenge will be training and organizing networks to crowdsource shared problems. On Sunday, August 21, TechChange and Souktel held a training in Ramallah to …



Cross-posted from the USAID GBI blog.

Google’s Sub-Saharan Africa office is funding a project by Steve Song to create a comprehensive map of all terrestrial broadband fibre-optic cables in Africa.  Using crowdsourcing methods and contacts within the ICT4D space, Song is spearheading an effort to convince governments and telecoms that it is in their own interests to make …



This blog post was updated as of November 2014 to reflect the advances of each web conferencing platform since the original blog post was published by TJ Thomander.

 

Have you ever been in a classroom and had the teacher ask, “If you can hear me please click on the smiley face?” If so, you have experienced education 2.0—impersonal yet far-reaching and convenient. …