Youthink! The World Bank's blog for youth
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Submitted by Maciej Chmielewski on

Very well put together peice on current technology targeting a very topical, and some would argue vulnerable, group that is present in every country, Youth! I think the best example above is the Latvia program. This is one country that we all should have have one ear close to in the next couple of decades, and learn from their successes and failures regarding Web 2.0 and society/government. One example I would highlight here is Freedom Fone, a Zimbabwean project that produced a open source telephony application for communication without Internet. The program has been spreading across Africa like wild fire and has been used during various government elections and helping farmers discuss emerging plant diseases.