Continuing Our Commitment – Pamela Passman

I’m in New York today, and it’s been a really busy week here on the global development front —  with Bill Gates and other leaders addressing a UN special session on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convening leaders across government, industry, and civil society to chart plans to address…

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Travel Diary: India- Michael Rawding

Recently, I spent a little under a week traveling throughout India, visiting some of Unlimited Potential’s programs and partners that are working to bring increased social and economic opportunity to the region through the benefits of technology.   It’s an exciting time to be in India.  The economic success of the nation in the recent past,…

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Africa’s Unlimited Potential – Will Poole

Over the past two weeks, I’ve been in Africa to participate in a variety of activities supporting Microsoft Unlimited Potential’s efforts to bring the benefits of technology to the next 5 billion people.    The continent continues to show strong economic progress.  In fact, Africa has seen the highest growth rate in a decade -…

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Unveiling the educational side of Internet cafes – Jeremy Gittins

When someone mentions Internet cafés to me, I immediately think of backpackers sitting at banks of tables hammering out emails to their friends and families about their latest trip, catching up with the world and sports news, or more often than not destroying The Covenant in Halo 3, or building vast nations in Age of…

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Partnerships for e-Health in India- Michael Aldridge

Hello, I’m Michael Aldridge, group manager of the Rural Incubations Team in Microsoft’s Unlimited Potential Group. Our team is chartered with the development of various emerging market strategies and incubations, primarily focusing new kinds of relevant and affordable technology and services for underserved rural communities in the developing world.    Vast segments of society do…

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Partnerships to Transform Education and Create Opportunity in Latin America—Orlando Ayala

I’m just now wrapping up the second day of this year’s Government Leaders Forum—Americas (GLF), and I wanted to share some more stories around today’s events.   I’ve been busy meeting with a variety of local and regional government and business leaders as well as our partners from a broad range of groups operating in the…

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