Photo credit: STARS/Flickr Enabling a robust market for information and communications technologies (ICTs) is fundamental to rebuilding fragile and conflict affected states (FCSs) and addressing…

Mark Jamison |

エチオピア:トマトを仕分けする農民。 写真撮影:Stephan Bachenheimer / 世界銀行 農業では、ときに予測が難しい局面がある。特に気候関連災害の影響を受けやすい地域の貧しい農民の場合、この傾向が高くなる。人口約10億人を抱えるサブサハラ・アフリカ[1] では、農業が今も雇用の約64%を占めている。その上、耕作地の95%以上は、灌漑設備の恩恵を受けることができず[2]、…

Keiko Saito, Felix Lung |

自然災害の現場に最初に到着するのは、ほとんどの場合、被害を受けたコミュニティの人々である。しかし、災害からの復旧、復興のメカニズムはトップダウン型であることが多く、そのためのツールやプロセスも政府や機関によって構築されている。 防災グローバル・ファシリティ(GFDRR)が運営するグローバル・イニシアティブ であるコード・フォー・レジリエンス は、…

Keiko Saito |

don’t worry: your solution (salvation?) has finally arrived! One persistent challenge for educational policymakers and planners related to the potential use of informational and communication…

Michael Trucano |

It was only three years ago that a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit Japan. I still remember vividly the horror of watching in disbelief as live television footage captured the tsunami rapidly moving…

Keiko Saito |

no worries, everything here is orderly and under control, all money is being accounted for in a clear and timely manner I often find that a sure way to generate rather heated discussions in many…

Michael Trucano |

building new things in Afghanistan In response to a recent EduTech blog post on “the 'ideal’ educational technology devices for developing countries”, I received numerous responses that…

Michael Trucano |

smile and say 'PISA!' Much of the discussion related to how new technologies can be used in classrooms in low and middle income countries focuses on the use of PCs, desktops and tablets…

Michael Trucano |

Technology use in schools at reasonably large scale began in many OECD countries in earnest in the 1980s and then accelerated greatly in the 1990s, as the Internet and falling hardware prices…

Michael Trucano |

to teach, or not to teach, basic ICT literacy? In most cases, in most places -- at least in most so-called 'developing countries' -- the use of computers and other ICTs in schools is in…

Michael Trucano |