Yearly Archives: 2014

SIPA Gets $1 Million grant for work on Cyber-Security, Internet Governance, and Innovation

The title says it: Columbia School of International and Public Affairs has been awarded $1 million to fun work in three areas related to technology: cyber security, internet governance, and innovation policy. The grant is one of five Carnegie is giving out to schools across the country investigating similar issues. The primary goals of the grant are to fund research by doctoral students and junior faculty involved in this work, as well as to host conferences in April of 2015 and 2016 to bring together […]

USAID on Integrating Mobiles into Development Projects

First pointed out to us on the excellent ICTworks blog, we’ve learned that USAID has compiled a manual for using mobile phones into international development projects. Put together for the agency by FHI360 and OpenRevolution, this 149-page handbook should serve as an excellent resource for anyone who wants to better understand how to use cell phones work to fight poverty and the problems that come with it. From the forward: This handbook is intended as a practical and actionable guide to help USAID staff consider […]