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W4RA’s SmartRural presented in India, as part of VU’s research agenda “The Connected World”

Monday, 24 March 2015, Professor Hans Akkermans, founding director of the Network Institute and chair of the W4RA, presented the research agenda of VU University Amsterdam, during an economic mission by the Amsterdam Municipality to India. W4RA’s SmartRural was amongst the highlights of  VU’s research theme The Connected World, which also includes the interdisciplinary Network […]

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Full video of VU Symposium “Perspectives on ICT4D” 16 May 2014

On 16 May 2014, a symposium took place at VU University Amsterdam, on ICT4D, the quickly growing field of practice and study how Information and Communication Technologies influence and may contribute to social and economic development in the (developing) world. More than 100 participants attended the symposium. A video was streamed live, during the 6 […]


Symposium “Perspectives on ICT4D” 16 May 2014 at VU Amsterdam 12

Friday 16 May 2014, 10.00-16.30h, VU University Amsterdam Tuinzaal, W&N Building (ground floor near VU campus entrance De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam) The Network Institute, Computer Science Department and International Office at the VU University Amsterdam organized a symposium on ICT4D, the fast growing field of practice and study how Information and Communication Technologies […]


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Amadou Tangara interviewed by SciDev

The news site Scidev.net, Science for Development, which already covered the VOICES/W4RA project in May 2013, broadcast a radio podcast on the RadioMarché project. Science journalist Lou Del Bello interviewed Amadou Tangara, key-user and co-creator of RadioMarché on the impact of this system on the local sales of honey and sheabutter in Mali. Access this […]