[Guest Blog Post by Daphne Kolios. Daphne is a recent graduate of Tufts University with a degree in International Relations. Throughout her time as an undergraduate, she worked as a news editor on the Tufts Daily and studied abroad for a year in Paris, France. She speaks, to varying levels of fluency, French, Greek, and Arabic. She is interested in the influence ICTs can have on international politics, regime transitions, and crises, as well as their relationship in promoting and protecting human rights.
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning 'humanity to others'. It also means 'I am what I am because of who we all are'. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
Ubuntu is part social and part economic: free software, available free of charge to everybody on the same terms, and funded through a portfolio of services provided by Canonical.
The Wanakonnect pilot project - Using mobile money to create a revenue system for local radio stations in Kenya
The Internews Center for Innovation & Learning commissioned iHub Research (Nairobi, Kenya) to conduct a six-month study beginning in August 2011 to understand the impact of the Wanakonnect dedications pilot project on local community radio stations and their interactions with communities.
Crowdglobe: an open research platform aimed at informing the future use of crowdsourcing mapping methodologies by highlighting deployments and research in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) field.
Harnessing Design for Media Development: exploring methods of Design Research to gain a better understanding of how information and communications are impacting the livelihoods of marginalized communities
Media Map: an initiative to explore, interact with, and analyze data on media development, bringing together comparable data on how media, technology, and communication intersect with traditional development statistics.