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How New Technologies Can Make Every Voice Count in Government Activities

Ten years ago, leveraging information and communication technology for development was all about getting people an email address. Today, there is an explosion in access to ICT thanks to mobile technologies – the CEO of Ericsson recently predicted, 92% of the world’s inhabitants will live in an area with mobile reception coverage by 2018 (see […]

5 Examples of Sustainable Public Internet Access Programs

p5rn7vb Public libraries exist in nearly every country and culture as institutions committed to facilitating access to information. With the right policies and support, libraries can serve as cost-effective, sustainable hubs for universal internet access. Their government-funded operations are typically more stable, and are less subject to short-term timelines that affect many other projects. By […]

Unleashing Breakthrough Innovation in Government

By Nikhil R. Sahni, Maxwell Wessel, & Clayton M. Christensen The innovators who shake up industries the most do so by reimagining how things should look from the ground up. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs imagined a world where everyone owned a computer, not just the corporations that could afford an IBM mainframe. Twitter cofounder Evan […]

New ideas about social entrepreneurship: Yes, they still exist

Social enterprise is so new that many aspiring entrepreneurs don’t know where to begin. They can now find their way thanks to a new guide stocked with advice from the field. “Breaking the Binary:  Policy Guide to Scaling Social Innovation,” recently published by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, is a how-to on innovation geared […]

Nigeria: Cross River to Sign Biotech Agreement for Agriculture


[Daily Trust]Calabar -Cross River State government will now emphasise more on the application of biotechnology for agricultural production to enable greater yields, Special Adviser to Governor Liyel Imoke on Inter-Governmental Relations and Liaison, Abuja, Barr Joe Edet, has said. Go to Source Tags: TrustCalabar, Agriculture, Government, Cross River

How to Use Technology for Citizen Participation


The model citizen participation process has citizens holding their governments accountable to deliver quality public services in a transparent and responsive manner. At the recent Technology Salon on How Can ICT’s Support Citizen Engagement with Governments? around 30 thought leaders debated the best ways to empower citizens and governments to define what a government should […]