Author Archives: Anna Bon


About Anna Bon

Member of the W4RA team; Centre for International Cooperation, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Cyber Security project by Universitas Indonesia and VU successfully completed

Last week CYBER – an educational project on Cyber Security in Indonesia, implemented by Universitas Indonesia and VU, was celebrated with the inauguration of the first multi-disciplinary Cyber Security Student Hall & Multidisciplinary Lab in Indonesia. Cyber Security education in Indonesia is an example of 21st century challenge-based multi-disciplinary education. The topic brings up many […]


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Radio Interview of W4RA team and Réseau MARP in Réo, Burkina Faso 2022

Radio l’Espoir – la Voix du Sanguié made a reportage about the workshop of VU and Réseau MARP. Interviews were broadcast on the radio disseminating the work of women, producers of *Non-Timber Forest Products*. Non-Timber Forest Products are the local answer to healthy and affordable nutrition in rural regions of the Sahel, to women entrepreneurship and empowerment, and to a cleaner and healthier environment. Moreover, non-timber products are the key to African regreening initiatives, for more trees of farmland, for soil restauration and a for better, healthier and greener environment.


The journalist Yvette Zongo wrote an article in Le Faso.net journal about our workshop. See Le Fasonet.

A quote from this articlem which appeared on Wednesday 9 February 2022:

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Commercializing regreening in Burkina Faso with women innovators

W4RA’s action research program,  together with Réseau MARP, with support of Nuffic in the Orange Knowledge Program help a workshop from 7 to 11 February 2022 in Réo, Sanguié province, Burkina Faso.  The workshop participants were 18 women, all producers of non-timber forest products. Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) are defined as “any good of biological […]


Read the book “Perspectives on Digital Humanism”

[Crosspost from http://dighum.org Digital Humanism] The Book “Perspectives on Digital Humanism” has been published. It is available as printed book and as open access publication at https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-86144-5, in addition to the online version on the Digital Humanism website: https://dighum.ec.tuwien.ac.at/perspectives-on-digital-humanism/ The book is edited by Hannes Werthner, Erich Prem, Edward A. Lee, Carlo Ghezzi : Join […]

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Cyber Security in and for the Global South

Cyber Security research and education in the Global South, for example in Indonesia, has many (research) challenges. The legal, political and technological landscape in Indonesia is different from the European. Design of Cyber Security education in Indonesia raises many questions, for example: what are  legal or policy frameworks and technological solutions that can protect citizens […]


AI in and for the Global South – master student group projects

The closure of the Global Community Service Learning course “ICT4D in the Field” was an official ceremony in which six student groups presented their projects — in which students from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, University for Development Studies (UDS) Ghana, University of Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) and Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), Spain worked together — on […]


ICT4D in the Field – a truly collaborative online course for students from three continents

7 June 2022 – The field of ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development) generally addresses problems of, and solutions for, the “unconnected people in the world”. Currently, this is close to half of the world’s population, the majority of whom live in poor, remote, often rural, regions of the world, often in so-called developing […]


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Webinar Artificial Intelligence in and for the Global South – all talks and abstracts

The Open International Webinar Artificial Intelligence in & for the Global South  – What is AI and what can it be used for? took place online, from  02-04 June 2021, with 145 participants from Asia, Africa and Europe, including master students from VU Amsterdam (Netherlands), UDS (Ghana) and UNIMAS (Malaysia) and Aurora European universities. This […]