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Stopping the Stigma of Mental Illness

By David B. Grinberg David B. Grinberg has shared an important article for Mental Health Month in the United States with PCI. This article first appeared in the American Diversity Report, which David is an advisory board member and contributing author for. Read more. If you liked this post, you can follow us on Twitter and

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Catalytic Intervention Grants for a More Sustainable Community Network Environment

As a part of their Connecting the unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives project, the Association for Progressive Communications and Rhizomatica have introduced Catalytic intervention grants. The grants aim to support a more sustainable community network environment and are open to applicants in the global South and countries listed as Official Development

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UNESCO Advocates for Digital Inclusion at United Nations in New York

On 7 March 2019, UNESCO, the Permanent Mission of Montenegro to the United Nations and ITU co-hosted a round-table discussion called “Driving Digital Inclusion: what does it mean and what’s working?” The event brought together a diverse group of panelists including civil society, private sector and youth voices besides the UN entities.Read more about the event

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The Augmentation of Douglas Engelbart

“Douglas Engelbart’s Augmentation Research Center (the ARC Lab) at SRI and Vint Cerf at Len Kleinrock’s lab at UCLA were connected to the first two nodes of the Internet (then known as ARPANET). It has been my honor and privilege to work with the two seminal figures that ushered in the era of the Internet

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Introduction to NGI 2025 and Beyond

“This initiative by the European Commission, Directorate-General of Communications Networks, Content & Technology, takes a sweeping view of the current state of the Internet, its strengths but more importantly its weaknesses as we experience them today. The report provides a broad framework for re-imagining the Internet in the context of human values: safety, security, privacy,

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From the Front Lines: What’s Happening With AI Today (Part 1)

By Dr. David Bray and Dr. Fredrik Bruhn PCI Executive Director Dr. David Bray and Unibap CEO Dr. Fredrik Bruhn have started a video blog series which aims to talk about what’s actually happening with AI today –  specifically with regard to the industrial Internet of things, computer vision and automated processes. In the first

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2019-1 Project Coqui Story

By Melvin Cordova, Project Coqui Lead Project Coqui was born because of the positive but limited response for the magnitude of Hurricane Maria to Puerto Rico. Our initial mission was to provide free communications support by connecting residents from Ponce with the rest of the world. This humanitarian mission has grown in scope to include

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Helping Women and Non-Binary Communities Gain Access: Reflections from the Best Practice Forum on Gender and Access on the Potential of Alternative Models of Connectivity

By Gabrielle Willms  “Digital inclusion impacts our ability to achieve all seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals. Moreover, it inspires opportunity and prosperity and should be available to every human being on the planet.   As we celebrate the 30th birthday of the World Wide Web, which also fell during the week of the UN Commission on

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How Inequality Was Digitalised

By Danny Sriskandarajah, Chief Executive of Oxfam GB, Member of the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation Since 2005, the number of people using the Internet worldwide has quadrupled to four billion. Two thirds of the world’s population now own a mobile device. At some point this year, half the world will be

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