Transparency is hard to come by in the bureaucratic process of land rights in Ukraine. Deriban.net, a crowdsourced web site, was launched to give individuals, journalists, and legal advocates a way to track and report violations of land rights and usage. Watch Crowdsourcing Land Rights in Ukraine to understand the problem and the project.
Over the course of three days, Afghan developers, students and entrepreneurs utilized mobile and internet technology to create practical solutions to issues facing their country at the first-ever Kabul Innovation Lab.
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Last week's Kabul Innovation Lab brought together ICT experts and entrepreneurs from across Afghanistan to try to develop solutions to address social problems and develop technological solutions. ICT consultant and coordinator Javed Hamdard, and Roya Mahboob, head of the company Afghan Citadel Software, talk to Gareth about the sorts of things they looked at, and the successes and challenges facing the ICT sector in Afghanistan.
Last week I wrote about a Silicon Valley-type of technology “hackathon” in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul. It was the Kabul Innovation Lab that was organized by Internews with the input of INSY Group. I caught up with Rachel Maher from Internews Kabul who gave me some post-event highlights and thoughts.
Witness national and international software engineers, developers, programmers, researchers, managers, professionals and students in the fields of ICT, media and technology create tech solutions for social impact in Afghanistan.
Be part of the very first innovation lab ever to be held in Afghanistan. Document local and foreign innovators working together to raise awareness about technological solutions for social problems and accelerate the growth of Afghanistan's ICT future.
Internews will host a public forum and "showcase" of examples of ICT tools being used in the fields of health, education, citizenship, media and agriculture, presented by international and local experts. Internews welcomes the attendance of representatives from the MCIT, USAID, academia, telecommunications companies, online and social media enterprises, the ICT community and civil society organizations. Internews will also launch its assessment report on the current state of telecommunications and Internet in Afghanistan.