Tangerang: OpenGov & Technology

Tangerang: OpenGov & Technology

Tale of Three (Indonesian) Cities: OpenGov & Technology

Tale of Three (Indonesian) Cities: OpenGov & Technology

Liveblogging Cote d'Ivoire Parliamentary

Liveblogging Cote d'Ivoire Parliamentary

Hello, World!

Hello, World!

Social Security - Using Digital Media in Zambia

Social Security - Using Digital Media in Zambia

Photos from #ZambiaDecides

Photos from #ZambiaDecides

Redundant Department of Redundancy

Redundant Department of Redundancy

Digital Security Trainings Don’t Work (By Themselves)

Digital Security Trainings Don’t Work (By Themselves)

The DemTools Are Yours Now: A Retrospective

The DemTools Are Yours Now: A Retrospective

You’re Invited! - 21st Century Technology: Transforming Global Politics

You’re Invited! - 21st Century Technology: Transforming Global Politics

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By Jared Ford | January 19, 2017
Brainstorming city priorities and next steps.
In November 2016, NDI convened government officials and citizen leaders for workshops in three cities in order to assess progress on strategic innovation plans, and discuss approaches to technology and open data that would improve citizen engagement and service delivery. In 2015, Kompas Newspaper and the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) reviewed cities across Indonesia and ranked the top 15 in a Smart City Index. NDI met with Kompas to gather information on the Smart City Index methodology...
By Jared Ford | January 12, 2017
Citizen leaders discuss issues critical to the city
In November 2016, NDI convened government officials and citizen leaders for workshops in three cities in order to assess progress on strategic innovation plans, and discuss approaches to technology and open data that would improve citizen engagement and service delivery.    In 2015, Kompas Newspaper and the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) reviewed cities across Indonesia and ranked the top 15 in a Smart City Index. NDI met with Kompas to gather information on the Smart City...
By Andie Arnold | January 9, 2017
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Happy Monday, Readers! Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs unveiled what has become one of the most popular technological gadgets of the decade: the iPhone. An iPod, a telephone, and a miniature computer rolled all into one, the iPhone has been revolutionary. To date, over 1 billion iPhones have been sold, ranging from the original all the way to the 7th generation released this past year.   The iPhone has seen many changes over the years, most recently losing the original headphone jack on...
By Andie Arnold | January 3, 2017
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Happy Tuesday, Readers! NDItech hopes you all had a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Years! As we kick off 2017, let’s check out some of the most anticipated tech products expected this coming year. Wearable tech has taken off, with everything from to FitBit bracelets to Google Glass. We can expect to see Google adding to their line of wearable tech in 2017 by introducing their very own smartwatches. These trendy devices will run the Android 2.0 operating system, will come in two...
By Andie Arnold | December 19, 2016
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Happy Monday, Readers! American Republicans are calling on Democrats to back the need for a special senate committee to investigate the CIA’s findings that Russians hacked the DNC’s emails in attempts to sway the election for Donald Trump. Senator John McCain, head of the Senate Armed Services Committee, stated these attacks were meant to “destroy democracy”, saying "this is the sign of a possible unraveling of the world order that was established after World War II...
By Chris Doten | December 18, 2016
POECI Agents de Données at work for Côte d'Ivoire's 2016 Legislative Elections
Bonjour Cote d'Ivoire! Sarah and I are on the ground here with POECI for the parliamentary elections today - we'll be sharing some anecdotes from the field as time permits. Most recent at top. Half Past Tired We’re now in the final push tonight. I’m sure it sounds terribly sycophantic, but the team here has done a really extraordinary job- they are ONE OBSERVER away from getting 100% of all reports from all the people. No one quit, no one sick, no one who flaked or...
By Andie Arnold | December 12, 2016
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Happy Monday, Readers. As we come into the final weeks of the year, let’s look back on how 2016 fared for the technology industry. Unfortunately, 2016 will go down as one of the worst years for tech public offerings since the 2009 recession. According to Renaissance Capital, there were only 20 IPOs in 2016, down from a disappointing 29 in 2015. 2009 was ultimately the worst year, with just 14 tech companies that went public. There are many contributing factors to such low performance,...
By Andie Arnold | December 5, 2016
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Happy Monday, Readers. In a major victory for Standing Rock protesters, the Army Corps of Engineers announced yesterday that it would deny a construction permit for a key phase of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Since making national headlines in August, thousands of people have flocked to Standing Rock, N.D. to protest the construction of the oil pipeline which critics say would endanger drinking water and disrupt the sacred lands of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation.   Over...
By Andie Arnold | November 29, 2016
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Happy Tuesday, Readers. This month the UK Parliament passed a digital surveillance law that gives authorities the power to view the browsing histories of the entire nation. The Investigatory Powers Bill requires internet service providers to keep records of all users’ internet activity for one year, creating databases of personal information that critics say make an easy target for hackers.   This bill comes as a huge blow to privacy advocates, giving government agencies such as the...
By Andie Arnold | November 22, 2016
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Happy Tuesday, Readers! Thank you for using NDItech as a source for your weekly technology news. When it comes to internet news, technology companies such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google have been under serious fire this week for perpetuating fake news stories surrounding the US presidential election that favored far-right views that, critics argue, ultimately contributed to Donald Trump’s victory.   The fiercely pro-Trump “news” stories, some written by teens in the...
By Sarah Moulton | November 16, 2016
Typhoid strikes on the Oregon Trail
I’m thrilled to join NDItech as a Senior Manager for Technology Innovation, where I get to combine so many of my interests into one awesome new job. A humanitarian aid worker by both education and training, my interest in the transformative nature of technology was piqued during my years working in Iraq with Mercy Corps, where we quickly determined that infrastructure repair alone was insufficient for improving livelihood opportunities, especially among youth. Among other initiatives,...
By Andie Arnold | November 14, 2016
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Good afternoon, Readers! Happy Monday. Last Tuesday, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States in one of the biggest political upsets in recent history. While we will have to wait and see if Mr. Trump delivers on many of the promises he made during the campaign trail, many have begun to speculate about what a Trump presidency means for the tech industry.   Trump’s regulatory platform does not specifically mention technology or the internet, but by all accounts points...