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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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  • Tree tracking goes hi-tech
    Armed with GPS-based technology, a team of botanists in Mumbai in India plans to map trees and check irregular felling in the city.
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  • Making everyone ‘Stand Tall’
    The Stand Tall initiative has been started by a dedicated medical fraternity in China to use communications technology in innovative ways for rehabilitating ...
  • Software 'gives children a voice'
    Scientists claim to have developed the first technology of its kind to allow children with communication problems to converse better.
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  • Common problems, shared solutions
    New technology and better communications will help innovation to drive development, and arrive at common solutions to common problems, say <i><b>Gordon ...
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  • Free pass to Mars
    NASA and Microsoft have jointly launched a new website that will allow people to explore the red planet and assist scientists in producing better maps. It ...
  • Microsoft unveils Bing Maps Beta
    Microsoft Corp has launched an enhanced and more developed version of map search with better viewing and application gallery. Bing's Streetside and Silverlight ...
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  • EpiCollect for 'citizen scientists'
    A new software developed for smart phones will allow scientist and researchers to collate and analyse data through a central web based database in real time. ...
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  • Africa on a digital ride
    Undersea fibre optic network Seacom will not only link Africa to the global knowledge economy but also foster infrastructure growth, says <b>Calestous ...
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  • NASA and others seek ways to save forests
    Space agencies, governments and Google Inc. have entered in a new partnership to save the forests in tropical countries. Satellite images received via Google ...
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  • Artificial trees to combat climate change
    Geo-engineering will help 'decarbonise' the global economy, claims a new report. Artificial trees, among other solutions, can help capture a thousand times of ...
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  • Now, health lab on your phone
    A new diagonistic tool has been developed by researchers in California, which on attaching to a phone will help test blood or water samples. Due to the ...
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  • UNISDR: Google can save lives
    Innovative partnerships with Google and e-providers can contribute to raising awareness about disaster risk reduction in high risk areas, said UN Special ...
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  • ICT in rural disaster preparedness
    ICTs can be used to both predict natural disasters and, crucially, warn smallholders so that they may make preparations to mitigate losses during extreme ...
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  • Track your cow’s development
    A mobile phone application, iCow, also the world’s first cell phone cow calendar, enables small-scale farmers in Kenya, mostly dairy farmers, to access ...
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  • Digital footprints to identify cheetahs
    Wildlife conservationists are making use of the footprint identification technique to track the movements of cheetahs and other endangered species in the ...
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