Monthly Archives: March 2019


Local currency networks in rural communities in Africa: a feasibility study of block chain

Blockchain technologies have received much interest the past few years, as an innovative way of ICT-based commerce. Its decentralized nature, the lack of a “middleman”, or central bank are interesting features. But is this technoology also promising for low resource environment, e.g. rural Mali? Can blockchain for example provide a new payment channel as an […]

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Two more student projects: Digital Divide and Social Inclusion of Homeless People

In the framework  of the W4RA project to bridge the Digital Divide, and the student project Digitize Amsterdam, Carlbandro Edoga and  Marc Hegeman examine the obstacles homeless people face in urban areas of the Netherlands when using technology.  Thereby, they will investigate if there are needs that are unique for homeless people and thus require […]


Student project: Virtual Agents to Close the Digital Gap

In our modern society the increasing digitization of so many aspects of life holds a risk of social exclusion of various groups. People who find difficulties in accessing online information and navigating the Web are heavily disadvantaged, when information from the government, taxes, health services, legal information etc. is increasingly reachable as digital service only. […]