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27-06-2012 This collection of reports looks at how ICTs can be used to help communities in developing countries facing water stress adapt to climate change.
14-06-2012 The global information technology report 2012, brought out in collaboration between the World Economic Forum and INSEAD analyses the main drivers and impact of ICT-enabled hyperconnected world. The report gives an overview of the current state of ICT readiness in the world.
15-05-2012 This brief roundup by Online IT Degree presents a timeline of information technology’s development and influence from the 1950s. It demands that the reader keep an open mind about what defines “information technology,” which today includes everything from video games to smartphones to the Internet.
02-05-2012 How can smartphones be used to connect disaster-affected populations and the authorities that are supposed to assist them? A new report, Mapping with mobiles by International Media Support (IMS) and the Zimbabwean Humanitarian Information Facilitation Center (HIFC) shows a way.
Report shows smartphones make surveys easier in Zimbabwe
Image Credits: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/ Using smartphones to conduct fast surveys on access to information in Zimbabwe
23-04-2012 Broadband can help transition the world towards a low carbon-economy and address the causes and effects of climate change, according to a new report just released by the Broadband Commission for Digital Development.
The Broadband Bridge: Linking ICT with Climate Action
Image Credits: ITU/ The Broadband Bridge: Linking ICT with Climate Action
29-03-2012 This case study Using ICTs for human rights promotion determines the effectiveness of human rights promotion strategies used by the African Commission in fulfillment of its mandate. It explores how use of ICTs could have a positive impact.
20-03-2012 World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education, by UNESCO and UNESCO Institute for Statistics highlights the differences in education between girls and boys in terms of access, participation and progression.
World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education
Image Credits: UIS/ World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education
15-12-2011 2011 has been a watershed year for the internet in creating peoples' movements worldwide for human rights and democracy. The Global Information Society Watch 2011 report by APC and Hivos looks at these stories and commentates on the future of the internet in this emerging context.
Global Information Society Watch 2011
Image Credits: APC/ GISW 2011 cover page
14-04-2011 Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencies reviews the different responses to the Haiti quake to extract learnings that can inform better collaboration between humanitarian systems and volunteer and technical communities.
Disaster Relief 2.0
20-10-2010 Capacity Building for ICT in Education, an infoDev-commissioned paper by Price Waterhouse Coopers India, says most South Asian nations need to complement their basic ICT4E infrastructure needs with investment in mass-based learning networks, content support and development initiatives.
Capacity building for successful ICT4E
Image Credits: infoDev / Capacity building for successful ICT4E
Global Goals 2030
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» 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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