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Anna Bon posted Information 2 November 2013

The World Wide Web connects us all. But not yet everyone on this planet enjoys its important benefits: still more than 4 billion people do not have access to the Web.

From18 March 2016
in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Organised byVU University Amsterdam

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Ever increasing numbers of people are connected through the World Wide Web.
The digital highway makes information rapidly and widely accessible. Thanks
to social networks, we are constantly aware of all kinds of events – from
the smallest details to world news – and we are able to share a wealth of
personal information. Meanwhile, intelligent machines are collecting and
sharing data about us. The pace of progress is rapid but also raises
questions. How does digitization affect our social contacts? What happens
when computers know more about us than we do ourselves? How can we protect
our data from cyber criminals? Can lack of access to online resources lead to
exclusion and inequality? What impact is the global network society having on
our cities, our heritage and our religious experiences?

This VU Amsterdam anniversary conference brings together computer scientists,
humanities scholars, economists and social scientists and challenges them to
focus on our network society and present their visions for the future. The
result is a programme of innovative projects, debates and workshops. 

Registration required.

Anna Bon posted Information 8 November 2013

Le Web par la Voix. Documentaire sur le project VOICES, mis en oeuvre au Mali 2011-2013.

Anna Bon posted Information 7 February 2014

Mr. Jiri is a new mobile app for monitoring tree population in rural environments. Mr. Jiri was newly developed by W4RA to support agro-forestry evaluation of on-farm trees. Mr. Jiri (Mr.Tree in Bambara) was recently co-developed for use in the field by the W4RA team and Malian NGO Sahel Eco.

From6 April 2016
in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Organised byVrije Universiteit Amsterdam - The Network Institute

On 6 April 2016, the *Third International Symposium “Perspectives on ICT
for Development (ICT4D*)” will be hosted by the VU Network Institute, the
Netherlands Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems SIKS [1],
the Computer Science Department and VU International Office. This year’s
theme is “Community Service & Education”. Invited speakers from India,
Ghana, South-Africa and the Netherlands will highlight the theme, presenting
case studies from various contexts: rural development, health, and education.


Anna Bon posted Information 30 October 2013

Women farmers in Tominian , Mali produce pure, high quality sheabutter. They offer it at 1000 fCFA per liter (1,50 EUR). Unfortunately, nobody buys it. Low quality, smelly sheabutter is sold at the local markets for 500 cFA.

Anna Bon posted Information 17 November 2013