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    another and analysing their relationships Related topics regions Information Digital solutions bring hope to farmers in Ethiopia Farmers in Ethiopia will soon be able to receive information on market prices for their products the weather forecast or availability of fertilisers with a Related topics regions Agriculture Now a device to charge your cell phone while you walk The new device is said to be more efficient than a traditional generator at least for its size Related topics regions Digital Autonomous tech requires debate The coming age of lorries that drive themselves or robots that perform surgery is fraught with legal and ethical issues says a new report Related topics regions Innovations Energy efficient mobile charger to go global An energy efficient charging solution for mobile phones has been approved by the International Telecommunication Union a specialised UN body It will allow Related topics regions Innovations Audio book reader for visually challenged in India A new audio device for the visually impaired was launched at the national capital this week The compact book reader with its easy navigation multi lingual Related topics regions Education New Yorkers connect to underwater creatures A new device will enable New Yorkers to communicate with underwater

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    new media outlet for the largely semi literate and illiterate community Elisa Tinsley Photo credit The Hindu Shubhranshu Choudhary former BBC producer and administrator of the Chhattisgarh Network website www cgnet in says a mobile technology developed by Microsoft India in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology allows citizen journalists to leave voice recordings that could be accessed by others wanting to hear the latest news Though numbering 27 lakh according to the 2001 census the Gonds living in five States including Chhattisgarh hardly have a voice of their own The mainstream media for various reasons does not address the issues of tribals and most journalists do not understand the language anyway he says He cites the example of farmer suicides in the State Most people did not consider Chhattisgarh in their analysis but now they recognise it as among the big five We are using our small network to get some of this news out into the mainstream he says Though the website has 1 668 members registered in discussion forums the English language restriction excludes most stakeholders So when he got a fellowship from the Knight International Journalism Fellowship awarded by the International Center for Journalists in July last year he set to work bringing in the technology from Microsoft India Now people can dial 080 66932500 and there are options to either record a news story or to listen to a news bulletin In the first phase there are only Hindi news stories but we are planning to expand it to include the Gondi and Kuduk dialects by the end of the one year fellowship period Choudhary says Director of the fellowship programme Elisa Tinsley says the aim is to make the project self sustaining by possibly linking it to mainstream media organisations There have been

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    the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh Related topics regions Climate Change India South Asia Report highlights broadband potential for a low carbon economy A UN supported report emphasizes how broadband and ICT can accelerate global progress towards a low carbon future and bring effective solutions for mitigating Related topics regions Climate Change Broadband ICTs The Broadband Bridge Linking ICT with Climate Action Broadband can help transition the world towards a low carbon economy and address the causes and effects of climate change according to a new report just Related topics regions Broadband Climate Change ICT advocacy for climate change Building Communication Opportunities publication b i Planting the knowledge seed Adapting to climate change using ICTs i b explores the linkages between Related topics regions Climate Change ICTs Information Graphic climate guide for hikers A new device is becoming popular with hikers for studying the impact of global warming on the Alps A GPS equipped iPhone provides a historical comparison of Related topics regions Climate Change Technology Information NASA and others seek ways to save forests Space agencies governments and Google Inc have entered in a new partnership to save the forests in tropical countries Satellite images received via Google Related topics regions Environment Climate Change Science and Technology Information ICTs can help reduce emissions says report According to a new study by IDC and other industry partners ICTs have considerable potential to reduce carbon emissions The report to be presented at the Related topics regions Climate Change ICTs Research i speak earth calls for action against climate change In an effort to influence global leaders and businesses to take immediate action to curb global warming a new website i i speak earth i has been launched Related topics regions Climate Change Copenhagen Internet Artificial trees to combat climate change Geo engineering will help decarbonise the global economy claims a new report Artificial trees among other solutions can help capture a thousand times of Related topics regions Climate Change Science and Technology Climate Smart Agriculture Learning Platform launched for South Asia A new learning platform aims to facilitate the sharing of climate smart agriculture practices that will address growing concerns about food security climate Related topics regions Climate Change Agriculture Access to knowledge An iphone app to tackle climate change A new iPhone application launched by the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP highlights the role of ecosystems in tackling climate change Related topics regions Climate Change Mobiles Access to knowledge Radio communications to monitor climate hazards World Meteorological Organisation and International Telecommunication Union will collaborate to keep radio frequency bands for climate measurement free from Related topics regions Climate Change Disaster Management Communications ICTs vital to tackle climate change UN Addressing a global forum in Geneva UN chief has pointed out the significance of ICTs in building awareness and creating opportunities to address climate Related topics regions Development Climate Change ICTs United Nations ICT led information exchange can help adaptation to climate change By enabling information exchange at many levels

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    data and policies for 193 countries transcends the traditional divide between economy and the environment It mobilizes knowledge experience and support from disparate partners in both the global economic and environmental arenas all of which share the common goal of accelerating green growth The GGKP is quickly emerging as the leading platform for managing and sharing knowledge around green growth and its new web platform will help to empower others said Howard Bamsey Director General of the Global Green Growth Institute GGGI He added Through world class knowledge management the GGKP is able to provide decision makers with the policy analysis guidance information and tools necessary to support a green economy transition The Geneva based GGKP also confirmed a CHF 1 6 million US 1 7 million three year commitment from the Swiss government The pledge bolsters the initiative s existing support from its founding partners the GGGI the Organisation for Economic Co operation and Development OECD the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP and the World Bank The GGKP s Geneva based office will be jointly managed by the GGGI and UNEP UN Under Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner said The Green Growth Knowledge Platform provides a much needed tool to bridge knowledge gaps exchange information and deliver policy guidance to accelerate and support the transition towards green economic development A transformation towards a green economy is not just about the environment It must be a priority across all facets of the post 2015 development agenda in order to deliver growth and prosperity and improved livelihoods Achieving this goal rests on the integration of social economic and environmental goals in public and private decision making emphasizing a holistic and far sighted approach he added Green growth meaning a path of economic growth which uses natural resources sustainably

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/feature/new-web-platform-launched-to-accelerate-green-economy-transition (2016-02-17)
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    Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info World Development Report 2013 on jobs now on iPad 18 January 2013 The WDR 2013 application for iPad enables development professionals journalists students researchers and anyone interested in understanding the connection between jobs and economic and social development World Development Report 2013 Jobs explains and analyses the connection between jobs and important dimensions of economic and social development The new WDR 2013 application for iPad puts that research analysis and data on jobs in the global economy in an easy to comprehend manner With the WDR 2012 application one can easily find the major discussions tables and figures of most interest throughout the report by key message region topic or several dozen keywords It also contains a complete PDF of the report With sharing and bookmarking and supplementary materials including a special section on jobs data the WDR 2013 application for iPad enables development professionals journalists students CSOs researchers and anyone interested in understanding the connection between jobs and economic and social development to get the most out of this year s WDR The new WDR 2013 application for iPad is built on the same platform as the Publishing Innovation Award

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    EK duniya anEK awaaz Climate Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology 2012 06 September 2012 The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology 2012 a joint venture publication between the World Bank and the International Telecommunication Union ITU illustrates the progress of the ICT revolution for 216 economies around the world It provides comparable statistics on the sector for 2005 and 2010 across a range of indicators enabling readers to readily compare economies This book includes indicators covering the economic and social context the structure of the information and communication technology sector sector efficiency and capacity and sector performance related to access usage quality affordability trade and applications Since the late 1990s access to information and communication technologies ICTs has seen tremendous growth driven primarily by the wireless technologies and liberalisation of telecommunications markets Mobile communications have evolved from simple voice and text services to diversified innovative applications and mobile broadband Internet By the end of 2011 the number of mobile cellular subscriptions reached approximately 6 billion globally The number of individuals using the Internet has risen constantly and reached an estimated 2 4 billion while the

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/feature/the-little-data-book-on-information-and-communication-technology-2012 (2016-02-17)
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    space for sharing and collaboration amongst ICT for D practitioners About Digital Opportunity Contact Us Spotlight News Comments Resources Archive OneWorld websites and resources Governance Knowledge Centre Lifelines EK duniya anEK awaaz Climate Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info Mobile phones An Appropriate Tool For Conservation and Development Mobile phones An Appropriate Tool For Conservation and Development pdf PDF document 661Kb OneWorld Wire EVENTS ANNOUNCEMENTS Online climate

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    extraordinarily rapid pace and is being applied to an increasingly wide range of human activities and the environment in which we live It brings both benefits and challenges This report looks at the implications and applications of mobile phone technology on conservation and development initiatives in the developing world It takes into account the integration between mobile phones and other Information and Communication Technologies ICTs identifying ways in which mobile

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