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A look back at Downscale2016

On 29 August, the 4th International Workshop on Downscaling the Semantic Web (Downscale2016) was held as a full-day workshop in Amsterdam co-located with the ICT4S conference. The workshop attracted 12 participants and we received 4 invited paper contributions, which were presented

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2nd VU ICT4D symposium “Data for Development”

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Today, the second international VU symposium in ICT for Development was held. As last year, the workshop was a great success, with an international host of speakers and a variety of attendees (around 80 people…

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Gossa and Myrthe in Ghana – part 1

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Gossa and Myrthe, students from VU University Amsterdam are currently in Northern Ghana,  doing fieldwork for the  interdisciplinary ICT4D research project “Knowledge Sharing for the Rural Poor“. For this project they received a grant from the Network…

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Dagstuhl workshop on Computer Science for Development (CS4D) ?

To set the agenda for a Computer Science for Development, we are looking at organizing a Dagstuhl workshop/seminar around the topic. At this moment in time, we still are formulating the scope, organization committee and the goals of this meeting. Possible topics

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VU symposium puts ICT4D into perspective

On 16 May 2014, the symposium “Perspectives on ICT for Development” (ICT4D) was held at VU University Amsterdam. The event featured international speakers from different backgrounds, who were asked to present their perspective on the principles, practice and scientific background

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ICT 4 Development course final presentations

This friday, a brand new course at the VU University Amsterdam came to a satisfying close. The ICT 4 Development course (ICT4D) was offered to VUA Computer Science students for the first  year and I feel it was a success. The

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