By Lin Taylor LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Swiping right or tapping on a mobile phone are not typical ways of helping poor communities, but a new app launched by a medical charity on Friday aims to use technology to help aid workers map areas at risk of conflict, disasters and disease. Using the latest
Facebook and its Internet.org initiative (now called ‘Free Basics’), have faced their fair share of criticism, but I’m guessing that neither is going away anytime soon. So, here’s something that may be of interest to folks working with and/or designing mobile tools for lower income populations or those with lower end phones. Praekelt Foundation is partnering with Facebook on an open source toolkit of technologies and strategies that will open the Free Basics platform to more organizations and/or tech developers to adapt existing services or create new ones for distribution through the web and the Free Basics platform. Praekelt Foundation will be running this incubator for Free Basics. It will provide 100 social change organizations with tools, service and support worth a total of $200,000
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As most people working in global development will know, poverty isn’t a static state. It’s not ‘simply’ a case of helping lift people out and then moving on to other things. Poverty as a state is fluid, one which the majority of people repeatedly drift in and out of over time. Problem-solving more broadly in international development follows a similar pattern. Some problems seem solved, only for them to return later.
ICT4Peace was invited by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna to conduct a workshop on 14 and 15 December 2016 for OSCE field staff on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the context of regional and international security. The objective of the training was for OSCE cyber focal points to have a better understanding about: (1) international/regional discussions, efforts and tools to counter the misuse of ICTs as part of promoting international peace and security; (2) the application of international law, norms of responsible state behavior as well as confidence building measures related to cyberspace; (3) potential activities that could support efforts to enhance cyber-stability between States and/or reduce the risks of conflict stemming from the use of ICTs as well as national cyber/lCT security resilience in line with key OSCE commitments.
ICT4Peace’s Dr. Daniel Stauffacher was invited to give a lecture at the University of St.
ICT4Peace was invited on 28 November 2016 to brief the members of the UN Security Council on Cybersecurity and International Peace and Security. The Arria-formula meeting was co-chaired by Secretary of State Félix Sanz (Spain) and Ambassador Fodé Seck (Senegal), President of the Security Council in November 2016 and co-organized by these two countries. Daniel Stauffacher, representing the ICT4Peace Foundation urged the UN Security Council to engage more actively in conflict prevention in cyberspace, – as the first destructive acts of offensive cyber operations have occurred – and not wait that new threats materialise and violent conflicts erupt
In the context of the Special meeting of the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee on Preventing the exploitation of information and communication technologies (ICT) for terrorist purposes, while respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms on 1 December 2016 a press briefing was held by ASG Jean-Paul Laborde, Executive Director of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), Ambassador (ret.) Daniel Stauffacher, Founder and President of ICT4Peace and Dr. Rasmus H. Wandall, General Counsel of the International Association of Prosecutors, on how terrorists can be prevented from exploiting information and communication technologies
The ICT4Peace Foundation is pleased to invite you to the screening of the critically acclaimed and award winning documentary, The Look of Silence, as part of the Human Rights Film Festival, Zurich. Sunday, 11th December 2016 Arthouse Uto Kalkbreitestrasse 3, Zurich 11.30hrs Q&A with Joshua Oppenenheimer at 13.15hrs (over Skype video) Released in 2014, the film is directed by Joshua Oppenheimer and is about the Indonesian killings of 1965–66.
Last week, the world was shocked by the news that Donald Trump would become the next United States President. In this post, Emory University’s James Michiel takes a first look at how this surprising result might influence global health in the coming years. ON Wednesday 9th November, America woke up to the shocking news that, after a long, bitter election cycle, Donald J. Trump, the reality television star and controversial businessman, had bested former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to become the next President of the United States. The news was a startling surprise to those who had trusted the statisticians and prognosticators who had predicted a sweeping victory for the Democratic nominee, and a terrifying shock to those who have been disgusted by Trump’s oftentimes violently racist and misogynist rhetoric throughout the campaign
ICT4Peace was invited to participate in Munich Security Conference’s (MSC) Cybersecurity Summit Silicon Valley 2016 on 19 and 20 September 2016. When discussing the issue of capacity building in Cybersecurity, ICT4Peace’s Daniel Stauffacher, speaking from the floor, reiterated the importance of capacity building to build a safer global cyberspace and especially the need to also include the developing and emerging economies in the debate at the UN and elsewhere, on norms, rules and principles of responsible state behaviour in cyberspace and the promotion of confidence building measures (CBMs) to prevent an escalation of cyber-attacks. He expressed his concern, that despite numerous efforts, cybersecurity capacity building has still not sufficiently entered the international development cooperation debate, neither in the context of the UN SDGs, nor e.g.
In cooperation with the Government of the Lao PDR, ICT4Peace organised it’s Workshop on Cybersecurity Policy and Diplomacy in Vientiane for the CLMV Countries Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Over 40 Diplomats and Officials from Certs and other Ministries, Academics and Private Sector Companies from CLMV countries as well as international experts participated in this two day Workshop on 31 October and 1 November 2016. The Workshop was opened by the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications of Lao PDR.