Software that learns from sensors on garbage bins adapts to urban issues and generates solutions the human eye cannot see.
With 60% of Africa’s population working in agriculture, innovations like Esoko’s pricing apps promise to improve conditions of smallholder farmers.
Pastoralists in Kenya combine their traditional nomadic life with modern technologies. E-learning bridges disadvantages while preserving their lifestyle.
Why African tech developers might soon overtake Europe and North America.
Open data is not a niche topic for technology enthusiasts.
Let us have critical look at the vastly popular apps that monitor the user's everyday life, diet choices and body functions.
Business innovations in the Kenyan agricultural sector can drive people out of poverty.
"Sillicon Savannah" is the new buzz term of the thriving IT and software "Made in Africa" is used around the globe.
Alternative economic approaches – based on commons – have emerged around the turn of the century. Are we heading towards the “ecommony”?
DDD’s 17th issue treats the various ways how people collaborate – online and offline.
Speculative Design has a lot to offer: for instance for joystick factory workers in China.
What happens when growth ends? Whether the world is heading for disaster or a golden age is a question of demographics.
Very few economists anticipated the financial crisis. A new approach is needed, argues Ingrid Rieser who filmed the movement “rethinking economics”
What role can science play in progressive change? Uwe Schneidewind argues for a new knowledge production model.
Why is water running out in Brazil’s cities? Does the Landless Workers' Movement provide a solution to it?
Renowned sociologist Saskia Sassen discusses her latest book “Expulsions”
We talk about a decorative solution for home gardening with mushboo-founder Matt Unger.
Michael Braungart talks about the reverse character of sustainability and the actual potential of the human footprint. An interview with the founder of C2C.
Urban gardening: How a citizen-led movement transforms Cairo’s rooftops to greenery.
When there's no space for farming, floating gardens are a way out of poverty.
We talked with Vandana Shiva about her origins, current developments in Indian and global agriculture and the future of farming.
Let's create new money to spend on climate projects.
Insects are a sustainable source of protein since they eat bio-waste. Entofood aims to produce insects on industrial scale. An interview with its founder.
Hans Herren, holder of the Right Livelihood Award, demands a global change of food production.
Uganda’s tech industry is booming – health apps being one successful part of it, but funding is still challenging.
Carlos A. Monteiro warns of the dangers of ultra-processed foods, noting that our personal and social well-being is at risk.
Northern Iraqi society is coping with trauma of the violence. Civil initiatives offer help.
AIDS is still a taboo topic in Ukraine - football is a way to overcome it.
How software can make you healthy
How deaf people help each other producing Solar powered hearing aids
About education, training and promoting the rights of the handicapped in Cameroon.
In spite of progress in the field of undernourishment, a new trend in malnutrition is on the rise globally: obesity.