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26-07-2012 The World Bank Group’s new Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Strategy aims at helping developing countries use ICT to transform delivery of basic services, drive innovations and productivity gains, and improve competitiveness. The strategy reflects rapid changes in the ICT sector over the last decade, including a dramatic increase in use of mobile phones and the Internet, plunging prices of computing and mobile internet devices, and the increasing prevalence of social media.
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26-07-2012 The World Bank Group’s new Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Strategy aims at helping developing countries use ICT to transform delivery of basic services, drive innovations and productivity gains, and improve competitiveness. The strategy reflects rapid changes in the ICT sector over the last decade, including a dramatic increase in use of mobile phones and the Internet, plunging prices of computing and mobile internet devices, and the increasing prevalence of social media.
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23-07-2012 The report analyses the growth and evolution of applications for mobile phones, focusing on their use in agriculture, health and financial services, as well as their impact on employment and government.
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16-07-2012 The paper aims to provide a new way of looking at ICT as a central driver of economic transformation and global competition. It aims to raise awareness of the ICT revolution and its implications for development, and offers a menu of possibilities and applications.
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12-07-2012 The report " Mapping with mobiles, Lessons learnt from the use of smartphones for fast humanitarian surveys in Zimbabwe" unveils the use of SMS service and mobile technology to map humanitarian needs and communicating it to governments and aid organisations.
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10-07-2012 In the absence of formal educational infrastructure, mobile technology will be instrumental in transforming education in under-resourced areas, reveals a new study conducted by the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA).
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06-07-2012 The report which is summarised in this document presents the findings of a study of the use and potential use of ICTs in climate change adaptation in Africa which was undertaken by the International Institute for Sustainable Development during 2011.
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06-07-2012 The report which is summarised in this document presents the findings of a study of the use and potential use of ICTs in climate change adaptation in Africa which was undertaken by the International Institute for Sustainable Development during 2011.
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03-07-2012 This guide for policy makers on ICTs and climate change identifies the ICTs, climate change and development (ICCD) policy actors and priorities at three levels: international, national and sub-national.
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EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
» Online climate conference
Online,  November 5, 2012.
» Open Knowledge Festival 2012
Helsinki, Finland,  September 17,2012.
» ITU Green Standards Week
39, quai du Président Roosevelt 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux, France,  September 17

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