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Connecting Worlds Conference – an inclusive south-south-north research event

Connecting Worlds Conference – an event in the framework of the VU profiling theme, the “Connected World” took place on 30 June and 1 July. This international event has brought together academics from south and north, from various disciplines and different continents, to discuss relevant research  topics & challenge-based education on important societal challenges, as […]


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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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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 […]


Innovative student project: “Solid for users in low-resource environments”

Ownership of data and data privacy have become an extremely important issue, nowadays. Users are becoming aware of the need to control their personal data, and not letting it be manipulated and used by anyone on the Web. A new initiative, in this respect is Solid. Solid (derived from “Social Linked Data”) is a new […]

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Don’t miss the 6th International Symposium Perspectives on ICT4D – 23 May

The Symposium “Perspectives on ICT4D” gathers a broad community of researchers and practitioners to discuss and reflect on barriers and paradigms that can improve information sharing for billions of people in the world. With this event we want to facilitate a reflective debate that should include the people at the “other” side of the digital […]


In memoriam

The unfortunate news reached us that Dorothy Dittoh passed away on 27 October 2017. In 2015 and 2016 Dorothy participated in our W4RA workshops in Walewale, in our field research in Guabuliga community and in our ICT4D symposium “Perspectives on ICT4D”. Dorothy is a member of the Dittoh family. Her father Prof. Saa Dittoh and […]

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In memoriam

The W4RA team wants to express our sympathy with the family and relatives of Mady Sidibe, who passed away on September 6, 2017. Mady participated in our W4RA workshops in Ségou and Bamako, Mali in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Mady was one of the people who really made clear to us the importance to continue the development of ICTs, […]


4th International Symposium ‘Perspectives on ICT4D’ 18 May @VU

On 18 May 2017, the 4th International Symposium “Perspectives on ICT for Development (ICT4D)” will be hosted by VU Network Institute, the Netherlands Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems SIKS, the Computer Science Department and VU International Office. This year’s theme is “Sustainability and ICT4D”. Invited speakers from Ghana, France and the Netherlands will […]


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W4RA broadcast live on Burkina radio

Many farmers in Africa are in urgent need for weather forecasts and  rain data services, to better plan and improve their harvests. However, language and illiteracy issues, as well a total lack of computers, smartphones and internet, pose  obstacles to access this very relevant information. Last week, the W4RA team from VU Amsterdam held a […]