Thursday | 18 Jan 2018
Welcome to Digital Opportunity, the ‘all about ICT for Development’ channel, brought to you by OneWorld South Asia that informs on digital inclusion, showcases best practices in the sector and provides space for sharing and collaboration amongst ICT for D practitioners.
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Featured Resources

12-05-2009 The Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning by George Siemens and Peter Tittenberger from the University of Manitoba has been designed as a resource tool for educators planning to incorporate technologies into their teaching and learning activities.
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24-04-2009 Mobile phone campaigns provide a wider outreach in the developing world where internet access can be slow or limited. The manual Using Mobile Phones in Advocacy Campaigns by MobileActive cites successful cases from Argentina, UK, USA, and Africa and provides steps to how to achieve a successful campaign.
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21-04-2009 EDC's new publication Tuned In to Student Success: Assessing the Impact of Interactive Radio Instruction for the Hardest to Reach highlights the use of interactive radio in improving educational quality in conventional classrooms and promoting active learning among non-school goers.
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Cover page of EDC report on IRI
Image Credits: EDC / Cover page of the report
Related topics: [Education] [ICTs]
19-11-2008 India Water Portal, a comprehensive information repository on all topics related to water, gets a new avatar in its Hindi launch in India’s national capital yesterday. This new step takes forward knowledge sharing on water issues to a larger audience among the grassroots.
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Image Credits: India Water Portal in Hindi
02-02-2009 A new portal has been launched in Brazil to help citizens monitor the MDGs status in over 5,000 municipalities in their country. Unveiled on the sidelines of the World Social Forum, the Portal ODM will enable people to access relevant information about anti-poverty goals and influence public policies.
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Image Credits: UNMC / A web page of the portal
24-02-2009 UNESCO has unveiled the digital version of the Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger. This interactive electronic tool has updated information on over 2,500 languages spoken worldwide, and enables users to search according to country, degree of threat, name of languages or number of speakers.
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Image Credits: UNESCO / Locating world's endangered languages
10-03-2009 The mHealth for Development report, published by Vodafone and United Nations Foundation, surveys the benefits of mobile technology to improve health care across the world.
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Image Credits: UN Foundation / Cover page of the report
Related topics: [ICTs] [Health]
02-03-2009 Produced by OneWorld South Asia, Fixing the Climate with ICTs summarises the e-discussions of GKP’s 2008 virtual forum. This guide captures the role of ICT in creating knowledge partnerships and networks to adapt to and mitigate climate change effects.
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Image Credits: GKP/Cover page of the guide
Related topics: [Climate Change]
09-02-2009 ICT and Changing Mindsets in Education explores how African schools and classrooms have been shaped by ICTs. Drawing on survey data across 36 schools, 66,000 students and 3,000 teachers, the book analyses the current pedagogical and socio-cultural context.
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Image Credits: atlafrica.wordpress.com / Children in an African classroom
29-12-2008 The inventory brought out for FARA, documents all the known innovative, ICT-enabled farmer advisory services or systems, being designed, implemented or recently completed in Africa.
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Image Credits: FARA
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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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