Technology

Back to school: 5 books about Africa you should be reading

For many people around the world, the summer break is coming to an end and children are heading back to school.  I can still remember that sinking feeling during the final few days of freedom, the thought of being back in a classroom all day only slightly offset by a cool new pencil case and…

VIDEO: 6 inspirational young people fighting global poverty

To celebrate International Youth Day, we’re shining a spotlight on just some of the young people who are refusing to inherit a world where extreme poverty and inequality exist. I hear so many people dismiss the issue of global poverty with the words ‘It’s just how the world is. There will always be poverty, you’re…

The coolest new vlog that’s keeping Africa real

Did you know that the Harlem Shake evolved from an Ethiopian dance called the Eskista? Or that Botswana has a thriving heavy metal scene? No? Then you need What’s Up Africa. Ikenna Azuike’s weekly video blog takes a cheeky look at what’s happening across the continent and mashes it up with music, video and internet…

Digital Green: Training Farmers with Videos and Social Networks

Last week in London, the Omidyar Network, the UK Department for International Development, and WIRED magazine hosted a one-day conference on transparency and open government called Open Up!. You may have seen this post where we encouraged you all to send your ideas of how technology can help open government to #OpenUp12 on Twitter. One…

Opening Governments with Technology – We want to hear from you

Here on the ONE blog, we often share with you our experiences and new ideas heard at development meetings and conferences from around the globe. On 13 November in London, the Open Up! conference will bring together the transparency and open government communities to discuss how technology is changing the relationship between governments and citizens,…

Mapping Malawi’s funding gaps

I’m a big fan of maps. They help me to work out how to get from where I am to where I want to be. They help me to find the things that I need. They help me to make arrangements to meet up with friends. They help me to make the best use of…