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Call for Comments USAID’S DIGITAL STRATEGY Technology is transforming how people worldwide access information, goods, services, and opportunity and has the power to rapidly accelerate developing countries’ journey to self-reliance. https://www.usaid.gov/usaid-digital-strategy Draft USAID Digital Strategy (PDF – 839K) USAID’s first ever Digital Strategy charts an Agency-wide vision for development and humanitarian assistance in the world’s rapidly […]

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WTO Public Forum Oct 11

Three things to expect from the WTO Public Forum 20198-11 October, World Trade Organization, Geneva The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Public Forum is its largest annual outreach event. This year, the forum will take place from 8-11 October at the WTO headquarters in Geneva, and will provide a platform forparticipants coming from different sectors to discuss the […]

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After Hurricane Dorian, The ‘Wikipedia Of Maps’ Came To The Rescue

October 3, 201911:19 AM ET JOANNE LU Left: Volunteers take part in a “mapathon” organized by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. Right: OpenStreetMap contributors pinpoint dump sites along rivers and waterways in Dar es Saalam in an effort to predict and prevent flooding in the Tanzanian city.Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team When Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas on […]

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Keeping a Free and Open Internet Starts at the Root

Dynamics at the Internet’s core erode stakeholder legitimacy and aid Sino-Russian efforts for multilateral control. ​​At the beginning of what became a prolonged process for privatization, the U.S. Government established a framework of fundamental guiding principles for governance of the Internet’s root. These principles were designed to work to preserve a free and open nature […]

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Extension for IFF to Sept 12th

The Community Empowerment Program (CEP) application has been beenextended to Thursday, Sept 12 @ 9am EST. Please submit your applicationtoday! CEP is a unique program designed for community builders working at theintersection of human rights and technology, even if their current titleisn’t directly related to community building. This can include, but isnot limited to: * […]

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The Internet is for End Users- Call for Comments by IAB

Internet Architecture Board (IAB) M. Nottingham Internet-Draft August 23, 2019 Intended status: Informational Expires: February 24, 2020 The Internet is for End Usersdraft-iab-for-the-users-latest Source https://intarchboard.github.io/for-the-users/draft-iab-for-the-users.html Abstract This document explains why the IAB believes the IETF should consider end-users as its highest priority concern, and how that can be done. Note to Readers The issues list […]