TechChange and Ashoka U Twitter Chat Round-Up: 20 Organizations to Watch in the Educational Technology Space


Last Friday, 81 Tweeters joined for one hour to discuss the current landscape and future of technology and social entrepreneurship in higher education. In the Twitter Chat, hosted by TechChange and AshokaU, 410 tweets …
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Building Local Capacity: “Technology for Crisis Response and Good Governance” training program hosted by the Partnership for Peace in Kisumu, Kenya


TechChange was recently brought to Kenya by the Partnership for Peace , a program run by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, to train local leaders from Kenya’s Nyanza, Rift Valley, and Western provinces …
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This Live Broadcast Is Brought To You By Bambuser: Streaming Video for Activists


In the technological game of cat and mouse, where activists and governments seek to control the flow of information through digital devices, activists have a new card to play: Bambuser.


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Culture and Capacity: Some lessons from our training in Kisumu, Kenya


As Jordan and I wrap up our FrontlineSMS/Ushahidi training here in Kisumu, Kenya we picked up a number of valuable observations that can be borne in mind by others as they prepare their own projects using these …
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From Tahrir to Mumbai: Online Tools in Crisis


During the protests in Tahrir square, one Egyptian activist tweeted: “We use Facebook to schedule the protests, Twitter to coordinate, and YouTube to tell the world.” A similar phenomenon is happening with the response to the …
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TechChange Lands in Kenya


Jordan and I are happily ensconced at the Partnership for Peace office here in Kisumu, Kenya preparing to facilitate a course with local leaders on the use of FrontlineSMS and Ushahidi.  This is exciting, especially as Kenya …
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Freedom Fone: Can it Make Developing Nations More Democratic?


Freedom Fone, a service that is essentially an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) recently launched in conjunction with Frontline: SMS.  It’s basically an open source software platform that takes text messaging and partners it with automated …
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TechChange Training Recap Part 2: Conflict Prevention and Disaster Management at George Mason University


Two weeks ago I participated in a “Technology and Peacebuilding” course taught by TechChange, at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR), George Mason University. As a graduate student I …
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