Peace through technology: A framework


Filed under: Development 2.0 Peace and security

In this digital age, technology is altering how we engage with the world, offering new avenues for social change. Like any other tech-driven sociological shift, the expansion of these technologies of engagement requires our attention because it shifts the dynamics of social organization. This has important implications for how we protect and build peace. And… Read more »

Empowering people with disabilities through storytelling


Filed under: Development 2.0 Human rights and rule of law Social inclusion

People with disabilities in Belarus are getting more opportunities to have their voices heard. As Belarus prepares to adopt the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, issues related to the rights of people with disabilities are moving up on the agendas of both Government decision makers and members of civil society. What’s… Read more »

Launching a social innovation hub in fYR Macedonia


Filed under: Development Development 2.0 Social innovation

Two months ago, the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia launched the first Regional Hub for Social Innovation, together with UNDP. The Hub will make the most of technology to tackle social challenges and advance human development. To learn more… Read more »

How can technology improve public policy? Come find out in Dublin!

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Filed under: Anticorruption Development Development 2.0 Governance Guest posts Social inclusion Social innovation

This June, policymakers and techies from around Europe will come together in Dublin to discuss how technology can be used to improve the policymaking process. The challenge Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have supported decision-making processes for many years. Whether used for analyzing datasets, managing processes, or monitoring expenditure, governments have been a traditional large… Read more »

#ICT4Env – Join us as we explore new tech for environmental monitoring


Filed under: Development 2.0 Environment Governance Guest posts Social inclusion Social innovation

This post was originally published on the blog  Next Wednesday (15 May), join us in Cetinje where we’ll be discussing new technologies for environmental monitoring. If you can’t make it to Beautiful Cetinje, you can join us online (11 am CET) – we’ll be live tweeting from the international conference using the hashtag #ICT4Env…. Read more »

Uzbekistan’s shift to a paperless office


Filed under: Governance

Imagine ten years from now, you’re sitting on a comfortable sofa watching the latest evening news. You receive a message that your request for early retirement has been received and is being processed by the local administration. Does it sound a bit unrealistic? With advancements in information technologies and Government efforts to shift to e-services,… Read more »

Opening up government data – not if, but when

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Filed under: Development 2.0 Governance Social inclusion Social innovation

Live-tweeting from a conference several weeks ago, we realized first hand that this wasn’t just an exercise in opening up a dialogue to all who weren’t in the room with the help of the internet, but it was a useful way to get more input and great ideas. We are currently following up on a specific… Read more »