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  Zoe Cooprider, of the Global Peace Index, sent us this note. Record numbers tuned in to watch the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the first ever to be held in Africa. With global attention on the continent, however, few stopped to appreciate...
Thu, August 19, 2010
  Deniz Duzenli, of the soon-to-be-launched Peace Portal, shares their vision and goals with us. Every day we hear news of longstanding violent conflicts, where solutions seem difficult to even imagine. Local communities in conflict...
  Melanie Kawano is the Program Manager of the BEFORE Project: Action to Prevention Political Violence. Read all of her posts here. The below post is cross-posted from BEFORE Project. Proving that conflict prevention works sometimes seems as...
Fri, August 6, 2010
(Cross Posted from Ushahidi Blog and the TechChange Blog)Last month I taught the first ever course on “Technology and Peace” at the UN-mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) in Costa Rica. The course drew 16 participants from 11 countries,...
Fri, July 30, 2010
The Indian Minister of Human Resource and Development, Mr. Kapil Sibal, released a $35 (Rs. 1500) tablet computer last week. The touch screen device has been designed and developed by experts from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) and...
  Priya Parker has worked in India, Africa and the US on peace-building and social-innovation. Read all of Priya's blog posts here. In my last blog post I wrote about the Afghan peace jirga held in June.  One idea that was put forth in...
This post first appeared on the Global Health Ideas blog. It has been cross-posted with their permission. *** This is a guest post by Preethi Sundararaman, summer associate working with the FEC Healthcare for All team at Ashoka. It is a known fact...
  Thanks to onlinedegrees.net for listing Ashoka Peace as one of the "50 Best Blogs for Following Human Rights News". See the full list here. It will show you "not only how you can help protect under-served or persecuted communities,...
On this week's episode of the AshokaTECH Podcast host Alex Budak interviews Marc Maxson, the Manager of Performance Analytics, for Global Giving.  The two of them discuss the work Marc has been doing with encouraging storytelling in Kenya and...
From a press release dated March 31, 2010: MOVIRTU COLLABORATES WITH FROG DESIGN ON USER INTERFACE INNOVATION Global innovation firm frog design will assist Movirtu to ensure quick navigation and ease of use of their MX series of products for a...
Let’s face it: Africa is on the downward slope to perdition as far as technology is concerned. Many people who are not directly confronted with this reality on the continent are usually lured into a false sense that things are looking up because of...