Data is the harvest of the information age. Development experts propagate a stronger use of facts and figures in the development context, especially from the bottom up. What possibilities does it offer for combating climate change, enhancing democratization and the development of societies?

Tackling Climate Change Locally

To counteract climate change’s effects, the CCIS working on the local level provides stakeholders with data for adaptation.

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African Reinventions

Open Source Software as Ubuntu or Ushahidi prove Africa’s digital potential. How knowledge sharing alters the continent.

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Calling Freedom

Humans in remote areas or sensitive situations often find themselves detached from the flow of information – Freedom Fone is a software to tackle this.

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Facts or Rumors?

Social media plays a huge role in African conflict zones. It offers ways for evading media restrictions, but also bears dangers inherent in its use.

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