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Shining light on the ways ICTs affect people in different areas of our global community. We pose the question: ICT4who?
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Does technology deserve inclusion in policy frameworks for its potential in migration & development?

In my first post, I incorporated Amartya Sen’s approach that development must be judged by its impact on people, their choices, capabilities and freedoms, making migration (people on the move) and how we communicate about it, an ideal subject to explore ICT as a vector of development. I have already …

Mobile help: Migrant women, gender-based violence & ICTs

In today’s data-driven world, even essential services are moving to the cloud at an exponential rate. Online services are increasingly offered as the default, or sometimes the only, option. While often welcomed as a positive, inclusive development, a dependence on online services and technology comes with many questions. In this …

Growing Europe: seeds of migration, digital soil, pruning language

In September I followed Growing Europe, a series of events on migrant entrepreneurship in Europe run each Thursday of the month. It was a collaborative effort of three projects that work to boost migrant entrepreneurship: European Migrant Entrepreneurship Network (EMEN), Network for Migrant Entrepreneurs to Scale Up and Grow (M-UP) …

Data by indigenous people for indigenous people – An Interview with David Berger

Indigenous Navigator collects data from indigenous people for indigenous people. In this episode, program coordinator and advisor David Berger, talks to us about monitoring the realisation of Indigenous rights through data. Indigenous Navigator is an online set of tools that collects data by indigenous people for indigenous people to monitor …

Combatting the implementation gap – online

Throughout the world, Indigenous communities face displacement from their territories for the sake of multinational corporations to extract natural resources. Such corporations are often backed-up by state military protection, to ensure national export quota is being fulfilled. But is this right? Is this even legal? Universal rights Globalisation and the …