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The Haiti Mobile Money Initiative/HIFIVE Announces Second Mobile Operator to Compete for “First to Market” Mobile Money Award

DIGICEL files its intention to compete for the $2.5 million “First to Market” Award offered by the Haiti Mobile Money Initiative.



Port-au-Prince/Washington, D.C. – September 30th 2010, DIGICEL delivered its “Letter of Intent to Compete” on Monday September 30th at USAID-funded project, HIFIVE (Haiti Integrated Finance for Value Chains and Enterprises), becoming the second official competitor in the Haiti Mobile Money… Continue

Added by Alice Tseng Liu on October 1, 2010 at 9:08pm — No Comments

Women Generating Income and Employment by Creating and Managing E-commerce Catalogs with a Smart Phone

OpenEntry.com offers free, full function e-commerce catalogs on Google tools and servers (see official Google blog at…

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Added by Daniel Salcedo on October 1, 2010 at 9:40am — No Comments


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Civil Society 2.0 launch in Chile Nov. 20

[en Espanol]





Secretary Clinton announced the Civil Society 2.0 initiative in November, 2009 from Marrakesh, Morocco, to assist non-governmental and civil society organizations in using new digital tools and technologies to increase the reach and impact of their work.



Within the framework of Secretary Clinton’s… Continue

Added by techATstate on September 29, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments


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mWomen@State event Oct. 7

The Secretary's Office of Global Women's

Issues and the GSMA

Join Tech@State for a Special Event:

mWomen@State

October 7, 2010

1:30pm -…
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Added by techATstate on September 27, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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What is Civil Society 2.0? (White Paper)

Civil Society (CS) 2.0 is an effort of the State Department to galvanize the technology community to assist CS organizations across the globe by providing capabilities, resources and assistance to enable CS organizations to harness the latest ICT advances and build their digital capacity. Through CS 2.0, new CS efforts will be cultivated and existing CS organizations will have ready-made avenues to quickly understand, access and use the latest technologies to better organize,…

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Added by Noel Dickover on September 27, 2010 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

The Haiti Mobile Money Initiative/HIFIVE Announces First Mobile Operator to Compete for “First to Market” Mobile Money Award



Communication Cellulaire d’Haiti S.A (COMCEL) operating under the name Voilà, files its intention to compete for the $2.5 million “First to Market” Award" offered by the Haiti Mobile Money Initiative.




Port-au-Prince/Washington, D.C. – September 24th 2010, Voilà delivered its “Letter of Intent to Compete” yesterday at USAID funded project HIFIVE (Haiti Integrated Finance for Value… Continue

Added by Alice Tseng Liu on September 25, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Haiti Mobile Money Initiative Competition Documents are Now Available

You can find them at http://www.microlinks.org/hifive/hmmi.

Added by Alice Tseng Liu on September 24, 2010 at 8:41am — No Comments


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Save the date! Tech@State: Civil Society 2.0 November 4th and 5th, 2010




Please join the U.S. Department of State for the third discussion in the Tech@State series.



State Department and World Bank Headquarters, Washington, D.C.…



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Added by techATstate on September 8, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

IMTFI’s Annual Conference for Funded Researchers



Please join us for The Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion’s Annual Conference for Funded Research to be held at the University of California, Irvine on September 29 -30. This conference brings together IMTFI’s current cohort of researchers who will present their preliminary findings based…

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Added by Jenny Fan on August 25, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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banks and opportunity

Somehow, this reminds of the way the music industry has handled mp3s and downloads: stifle the revolution rather than get out and lead it.
Banks Blocking Mobile Money Innovation in Africa?

http://whiteafrican.com/2010/08/19/banks-blocking-mobile-money-innovation-in-africa/


Added by techATstate on August 24, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment


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Civil Society 2.0 on Nov. 4, 5 in DC

We're already working on the next iteration of Tech@State: a two-day event examining Civil Society 2.0.



Details to come, but generally we'll be exploring applications of technology to help civil society organizations do their great work better. Topics may include Democracy, Transparency, Civic Engagement, Economic Opportunity, Environmental Protection, Climate Change, Disaster Response and much more. Speakers will include technology luminaries, NGO/CSO bright lights, State officials… Continue

Added by techATstate on August 10, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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Mobile Money in the media

Some clips of note. Please, add your own or send some to tech@state.gov for us to add here:…

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Added by techATstate on August 8, 2010 at 8:08pm — No Comments


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building the community

Wow, 60 people have joined up here in less than a day. That's fantastic.

We hope everyone we invited from the Mobile Money event will join, but if you don't see someone here who you think should be, let us know and we'll invite them.

With the kind of broad, rich group we had at Mobile Money, and with similar folks for the general aims of Tech@State, we can get some significant movement on vital issues of development using novel technology.

We'll open the group…
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Added by techATstate on August 7, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Welcome to tech@state

We've created this site so we can carry on our conversations and collaborations stemming from tech@state events. The first event we'll highlight is the Mobile Money event held Aug. 2, but there will be other events to come and other people we hope will join this space to work, network and build a better tomorrow.



In a forum discussion published today, you will find all the presentations from the Mobile Money event. You may also wish to revisit the video of the event, which is archived… Continue

Added by techATstate on August 6, 2010 at 1:47pm — No Comments

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