Open data is not a niche topic for technology enthusiasts.
To counteract climate change’s effects, the CCIS working on the local level provides stakeholders with data for adaptation.
New technologies open up new solutions to long lingering problems. Yet, this promise comes with risks of exclusion. How can big data be used responsibly?
Humans in remote areas or sensitive situations often find themselves detached from the flow of information – Freedom Fone is a software to tackle this.
Farmers know their needs best, concluded Kenny Ewan of WeFarm and created a global mobile platform for crowdsourcing agricultural information.
"Sillicon Savannah" is the new buzz term of the thriving IT and software "Made in Africa" is used around the globe.
Business innovations in the Kenyan agricultural sector can drive people out of poverty.
Renowned sociologist Saskia Sassen discusses her latest book “Expulsions”
Speculative Design has a lot to offer: for instance for joystick factory workers in China.
Very few economists anticipated the financial crisis. A new approach is needed, argues Ingrid Rieser who filmed the movement “rethinking economics”
What happens when growth ends? Whether the world is heading for disaster or a golden age is a question of demographics.
DDD’s 17th issue treats the various ways how people collaborate – online and offline.
Why is water running out in Brazil’s cities? Does the Landless Workers' Movement provide a solution to it?
Alternative economic approaches – based on commons – have emerged around the turn of the century. Are we heading towards the “ecommony”?
What role can science play in progressive change? Uwe Schneidewind argues for a new knowledge production model.
We talk about a decorative solution for home gardening with mushboo-founder Matt Unger.
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.
Urban gardening: How a citizen-led movement transforms Cairo’s rooftops to greenery.
Hans Herren, holder of the Right Livelihood Award, demands a global change of food production.
Michael Braungart talks about the reverse character of sustainability and the actual potential of the human footprint. An interview with the founder of C2C.
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.
When there's no space for farming, floating gardens are a way out of poverty.
Uganda’s tech industry is booming – health apps being one successful part of it, but funding is still challenging.
How software can make you healthy
AIDS is still a taboo topic in Ukraine - football is a way to overcome it.
Let us have critical look at the vastly popular apps that monitor the user's everyday life, diet choices and body functions.
Carlos A. Monteiro warns of the dangers of ultra-processed foods, noting that our personal and social well-being is at risk.
In areas with high numbers of illiterate information and education is shared via pictures.
Northern Iraqi society is coping with trauma of the violence. Civil initiatives offer help.