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The Leading ICT-Connected Country in Central and Western Africa

Africa, ICT, News, July 17 2018

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GABON, AFRICA: It is impossible these days to drive around the cities of Gabon without noticing the large billboards promoting internet access at rates that were unimaginable only a few years ago. This is a wonderful development for Alphonse, a young, 34-year old public-sector professional. WhatsApp, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram are… Continue Reading »

Crawford Technologies Named a Top Information and Communication Company for Eighth Consecutive Year

Americas, ICT, News, July 16 2018

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TORONTO, ON, CANADA – Crawford Technologies, provider of innovative document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, announced that it has been included on the Branham300 list of Canada’s top Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies for the eighth year in a row. The listing, published by Branham Group Inc., a global ICT industry… Continue Reading »

For Tongans, a Secure Way to Send Money Home is Priceless

Asia-Pacific, ICT, News, July 9 2018

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TONGA: Working overseas is tough. But it can be even tougher for workers trying to send their hard-earned money back home to help relatives. Sione Tau, a Tongan who has been picking strawberries in New Zealand for eight seasons, knows this all too well. Until recently, he had to navigate… Continue Reading »

Career-Focused Education Delivers More than a Degree

Africa, ICT, News, June 29 2018

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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA: Saarah Saint had almost everything a young South African needs to be successful: a strong work ethic, professional ambition, and creativity. But the one thing she didn’t yet have—a higher education degree—threatened to derail her plans for a career in advertising. Johannesburg’s Vega School, which prepares its… Continue Reading »

Blockchain Summit Explores New Technologies’ Potential for SDGs

Assistive Technology, ICT, News, June 29 2018

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INTERNATIONAL: Industry stakeholders representing the “blockchain ecosystem” discussed social innovation, fair and consistent public policy, and responsible guidelines for industry governance, during the first summit on blockchain held on the UN premises. The Blockchain for Impact Global Summit took place on 4 June 2018, in New York, US. Blockchain for… Continue Reading »

June 2018 Entrepreneurs Conference “From Start-up Nation to Impact Nation”

Events, ICT, Middle East, June 26 2018

Moshe Gaon, Founder and CEO of yoocan technologies Photo: Orel Cohen, Calcalist

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL: The June 2018 Entrepreneurs Conference “From Start-up Nation to Impact Nation” featured a students’ Assistive Technologies competition where Moshe Gaon, Founder and CEO of yoocan technologies was invited to judge and shared his vision about impact investments and the social impact tech world. “Social investment models have enormous economic… Continue Reading »

The Missing Piece: Disability-Inclusive Education

Assistive Technology, ICT, News, Universal Design, June 20 2018

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INTERNATIONAL: In 2015, the world committed to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” More than an inspirational target, SDG4 is integral to the well-being of our societies and economies – to the quality of life of all… Continue Reading »

Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Welcomes Amazon as Charter Member

Europe, ICT, News, June 19 2018

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INTERNATIONAL: The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) today announced that Amazon has become its newest charter member, joining other industry leaders Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Nominet and Adaptrum. Amazon’s membership follows its commissioning and publishing of a report which found that greater digital adoption in rural areas could add more than £12 billion… Continue Reading »

TIA Announces 2018 Global Sustainability Awards

Americas, ICT, News, June 18 2018

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Arlington, VA, USA: The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, announced on the 14th of June its 2018 Annual Global Sustainability Awards, recognizing performance and innovation in corporate sustainability. This year’s winners were selected across four different pathways: Nokia won the 2018 Global Sustainability… Continue Reading »

Blackboard Launches New Website Accessibility Solution

Americas, ICT, News, June 15 2018

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  USA: Building on its longstanding commitment to accessibility, Blackboard Inc. announced on May 17th the launch of Blackboard Ally for Web, leveraging the company’s groundbreaking technology to support institutions and organizations looking to improve the accessibility of their public-facing websites. Currently being implemented by hundreds of institutions, Blackboard Ally first… Continue Reading »


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