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School on wheels takes technology to city slums

In Summary<p>A number of youths in some of Nairobi’s slums are no longer offline, thanks to a programme that seeks to promote computer literacy among …

Kenya

Why The UN Sustainable Development Goals Really Are A Very Big Deal

<i>This story first appeared on Ecosystem Marketplace.</i><p>Attend a major climate or development event these days, and you can't help but hear about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).<p>"My ideal goal will be that every [company] will run its business plan and its objectives along the …

Business needs to take a leading role in sustainable development

The UN General Assembly committed to “eliminate poverty in all its forms everywhere” by 2030, when it met in New York last year. The Sustainable …

3 ways businesses can help achieve the SDGs

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have mobilized the most successful anti-poverty movement in history. Yet in 2016, we still find ourselves in …

Catalysing Impact Deal Flow in East Africa

East Africa has become a focal point for impact investors across the globe, with investments steadily increasing since 2010. Yet despite this growth …

East Africa

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E-Waste 3D Printer to Mars?

In an ambitious plan, a Togolese designer who created a 3D printer from e-waste dreams that one day his machines might help colonize Mars.<p>The West …

Ghana’s e-waste challenge – A strong move towards sustainable recycling industries

<b>Accra – Ghana, April 2016: Ghana has long been known for being one of Africa’s e-waste hot spots. The huge challenge from unsound recycling and</b> …

Sustainability

Study investigates impact China on electronics assembly Europe

The European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) has published a new book called ‘Flexible workforces and low profit margins: electronics assembly between …

Profit

Dell education model uses technology, solar and shipping containers

Inside refurbished shipping containers filled with desks and computers connected to the Internet, students in parts of Nigeria, South Africa – and …

High School

How our e-waste industry and certifications are maturing: E-scrap survey findings

communications October 5, 2015<p><i>Recently, WorldLoop was asked, among 200 other electronics scrap stakeholders, how we feel about the state of the</i> …

E-waste

Can the SDGs be achieved by 2030?

This week, world leaders will agree to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and shape …

Waste Management

Hello SDGs, what’s your theory of change?

As Jed Bartlett would say, what’s next? Now the SDGs are official, there will be big discussions on financing and a geekfest on metrics and …

Surveying ICT use in education in Africa

I began my career exploring the uses of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in education in Ghana, Uganda and a number of other places …