IT skills give Mauritian NGO’s the tools they need to make a real impact

Guest blog post by Lindsay Pointu, e-Inclusion Foundation We live in a fast-paced digital era where new technology comes into play every day. For any organisation to flourish, it is essential that it incorporates this technology into its workings to improve productivity and efficiency – and NGO’s are no exception. NGO’s in Mauritius play an…

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Horn of Africa Crisis

By Brad Smith, General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs It has been over two months since famine was declared in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti, leaving 12.4 million people in need of emergency aid. Every day over 1,500 famine-stricken Somalis arrive in the world’s largest refugee camp in north-eastern Kenya. According…

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Rural Technology Lab Launched in Mali

Posted by Matt BergICT Director, Millennium Villages Project To demonstrate the critical role technology can play in achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals to reduce poverty, the Earth Institute, Columbia University  has partnered with Microsoft’s Unlimited Potential Community Technology Skills program to establish a computer programmer training center at the Millennium Villages project (MVP) office…

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International Women’s Day

Posted by Cheick DiarraChairman for Africa African women from all walks of life have demonstrated capabilities and potentials that extend far beyond producing food and raising children. Given their central role not only as mothers and caregivers, but also as farmers and informal traders among others, by unleashing their potential we stand a better chance…

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