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November 2010 Blog Posts (15)

http://iwpr.net/programme/cell-phone-voter-project

Cell Phone Voter Project

IWPR’s innovative Afghan election initiative is reaching beyond print to deliver news on cell phones to voters across the country.

The Cell Phone Voter Project extends a free callback service delivering up-to-date news in Pashto and Dari to inform members of the public, civil society activists and journalists. Afghans can dial a number and listen…

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Added by Duncan Furey on November 30, 2010 at 1:55pm — No Comments


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coverage of TechCamp: Santiago

Feel free to add your own or comment on these.



from FastCompany:

http://www.fastcompany.com/1703889/state-department-convenes-tech-conference-for-ngos-in-latin-america



and this think-piece on the underpinnings:…

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Added by techATstate on November 29, 2010 at 7:11am — No Comments

A Commit to Building Haiti Back Better, Through Broadband Technology





Revitalizing Haitian entrepreneurial ability through broadband technology




Inveneo is proud to announce a new commitment to help Haiti build back better. At the Clinton Global Initiative 2010 Annual Meeting, The EKTA Foundation,… Continue

Added by Wayan Vota on November 17, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments


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TechCamp: Santiago Programa el 20 de Noviembre

english | español

20 de Noviembre 2010

Torre Telefónica Chile

Avenida Providencia 111

Providencia, Santiago, Chile

La siguiente programación está sujeta a cambios.

Programa…

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Added by techATstate on November 16, 2010 at 12:48pm — 3 Comments


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TechCamp: Santiago Agenda for Nov. 20



english | español

November 20, 2010

Torre Telefónica Chile

Avenida Providencia 111

Providencia, Santiago, Chile

The schedule below is subject to change.

Agenda…

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Added by techATstate on November 16, 2010 at 12:48pm — No Comments


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What is Civil Society 2.0?

[en Espanol]



What is Civil Society…

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Added by techATstate on November 15, 2010 at 8:05am — 2 Comments


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LA SOCIEDAD CIVIL 2.0 PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES

[in English]



¿Qué es la Sociedad Civil 2.0?

La Sociedad Civil 2.0 consiste en una iniciativa para generar un movimiento que se sostenga a sí mismo para que las entidades dedicadas al bien social se relacionen con los medios técnicos y con los voluntarios que eleven sus conocimientos informáticos y aumenten su efecto sobre la vida contemporánea.…



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Added by techATstate on November 15, 2010 at 8:05am — No Comments


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Tech@State Terms of Service

Terms of Service1. Acceptance of Terms



Welcome to Tech@State! The U.S. Department of State provides this service to you, subject to the following Terms of Service ("TOS"), which may be updated by the Department of State from time to time without notice to you. You can review the current version of the TOS at any time on the Exchanges Connect network.



2. Purpose

The purpose of Tech@State is to form an online community of individuals dedicated to building bridges among… Continue

Added by techATstate on November 12, 2010 at 9:08am — No Comments


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Coverage of Civil Society 2.0 DC event

Some praiseworthy, some critical, all thought-provoking. Care to add your comments, stories, pics/vids or links? Please do.


Videos from the event at

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tech-state

and from the unconference…
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Added by techATstate on November 10, 2010 at 10:47am — No Comments

Positive Port-au-Prince Photos

While the news is not always good in Haiti, I'd like to take a moment and reflect on the positive progress that's happening. I'll start with a few photos from Inveneo's work, but hope you will pick up on the theme and post your positive Port-au-Prince photos too.



Look at those smiles - there is hope in Haiti

Haitan kids standing in line



Kids are happy,… Continue

Added by Wayan Vota on November 10, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Foreign Affairs (Nov/Dec 2010) issue

Just a quick highlight about 2 articles in the current Foreign Affairs. One is Sec. Clinton's article - "Leading Through Civilan Power", but specifically her mention about the use of tech during Haiti disaster (both Mission4636 and the texting to give money), which was short on details, but still good to see this emphasis.

Secondly - Ian Bremmer's article - "Democracy in Cyberspace" which looks at a broad overview of the use of internet, and how it has helped promotion of ideas and… Continue

Added by Walker Hardy on November 9, 2010 at 11:54am — No Comments


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Civil Society 2.0 in graphics


See more graphic recording images from Diane Cline at



Added by techATstate on November 5, 2010 at 11:56am — No Comments


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Tech@State heading to LinkedIn

We are making a transition to take our community to LinkedIn. While this website will continue to be our blog feed, LinkedIn allows us more opportunities for international discussion and more applications that can help us with new ways of working together online (for example the type of interactions we'd hope to come out of Tech@State:Civil Society 2.0 would include microtasking and crowdsourcing skills, both of which LinkedIn is easier to integrate…

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Added by techATstate on November 4, 2010 at 8:31am — No Comments

The Value of ICT in Humanitarian Relief Efforts

As part of Inveneo's contribution to the Clinton Global Initiative 2010 Annual Meeting, Mark Summer, Inveneo's Chief Innovation Officer, wrote an article on Inveneo's efforts to bring needed information and communication technologies to Haiti for the Innovations Journal, a quarterly publication from MIT Press about entrepreneurial solutions to global challenges.



Here is an excerpt from… Continue

Added by Wayan Vota on November 3, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Tech@State: Civil Society 2.0 Schedule

Here is the schedule for Tech@State: Civil Society 2.0 on November 4 and 5.



11/4 Day 1: Tech@State



7:45-8:30 Registration, Light Breakfast, Networking



8:30-8:35 Opening

Susan Swart, CIO, U.S. Dept. of State



8:45-9:00

Defining Civil Society 2.0

Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation,… Continue

Added by Stephanie R. Hurter on November 3, 2010 at 7:14am — No Comments

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