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The Refugee Crisis and the Role of Information Technology


When people are forced to flee their homes as a result of man made or environmentally created crises they become refugees, some unable to ever return to their homes and requiring permanent resettlement and others who may be able to return at … Continue reading

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The Changing Digital Divide and Mobile Technology


The United Nations Millennium Development Goals were discussed in the first blog post on Technology and Third World Development in 2011. The goals that had been set for 2015 were outlined and we are now in a position to understand … Continue reading

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How IT Innovation Is Transforming Africa


On December 5th 2012 I made a presentation as part of the AMREF Canada Coffeehouse Speakers Series on Global Development in Toronto. This post expands on that presentation. The United Nations agreed on their Millenium Goals in the year 2000, … Continue reading

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Interview on February 6th 2012 with Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development and Director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford.


Interview on February 6th 2012 with Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development and Director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford. Ian talks about globalisation, what it is, its impact and describes his forthcoming book on … Continue reading

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Interview with Kelvin Cantafio NetHope


Kelvin Cantafio, Vice Chair of NetHope, discusses the impact of information technology on developing countries: Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Part 4:  

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Technology and Developing Countries


This week we will be looking at the impact of information technology on developing countries and considering perspectives on whether technology will make a positive or negative contribution. We will look at examples of technology application and consider what might be necessary … Continue reading

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