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Meet Inveneo’s 2014 Summer ICT Interns

The Inveneo team has been lucky to bring on four new interns this summer. Hailing from Harvard, Northwestern, and UC Berkeley, these four individuals are bringing innovative ideas and fresh insight to our current ICT projects. They are helping our engineers by conducting online research, surveys, and technical documentation. A few are also providing assistance …

ICT Brings Students and Communities Together in the DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) is one of Africa’s most conflict-ridden and war-torn countries. Covering a vast expanse of over 900,000 square miles (the same as two-thirds of the European Union), the country holds a rich store of minerals. But, tragically, this abundance of resources fuels fire for hostile war. Civil war, …

Inveneo Joins with U.S. Students to Further ICT Research

Inveneo recently joined with Illinois Institute of Technology’s Professor Laura Hosman to lead student teams in addressing the challenges facing off-grid schools that want to harness ICTs to improve educational opportunities for local students. Bridging together their hard work, skills, and efforts, the student teams successfully developed the SolarCubed ICT Lab, which is a portable …

Inveneo Presents at Ethiopian ICT Showcase in Collaboration with RTI

For many years students in Ethiopia were not educated in their own native language, and instead, they were only taught to read or write in one Ethiopian language called Amharic. Inveneo is collaborating with the Ethiopian Ministry of Education and RTI as a partner in USAID’s Ethiopia READ project, a program that was created to …

Girls in ICT Day: Meet Inspirational Women from mission*social

It’s never too early to encourage a young girl to enter the growing ICT field. “Girls in ICT Day” was created to help young women appreciate and understand their potential – and to let them know how many diverse ICT career options are really available to them. Young women have all the potential and talent …

The Future of ICTs in Myanmar

Recently Mark Summer, Inveneo’s co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer, attended Myanmar’s BarCamp Yangon 2013 to understand the status of the ICT sector and the current environment for ICT4D and development in general.

How Can We Strengthen Local Capacity for ICTs in M&E?

New technologies are changing the nature of monitoring and evaluation, as seen in our previous Salon on the use of ICTs in M&E. However, the use of new technologies in M&E efforts can seem daunting or irrelevant to those working in low resource settings, especially if there is little experience or low existing capacity with …

ICT4D Community

Join Inveneo in a global discussion to help the international development community use ICT to deliver foreign assistance better. This discussion is both virtual and in-person, and is driving a vibrant conversations on best practices to improve sustainability and community impact: ICTworks: a broad virtual conversation with ICT practitioners worldwide, with a focus on what …

Mentoring Small ICT Businesses for Big Impact

Inveneo launched the Bati Anfòmatik Teknisyen yo ak Inveneo (BATI) Program to train and certify rural Haitian IT entrepreneurs to deploy and support a high speed, broadband wireless network in rural population centers across Haiti. BATI participants are rural youth who have experience in information technology and an interest in becoming entrepreneurs. Through the BATI …