Article: Disrupt Africa partners Flutterwave, GreenHouse Capital to open-source flagship fintech report

Innovation, Money, Open Governance, Open Space, Standards

Disrupt Africa partners Flutterwave, GreenHouse Capital to open-source flagship fintech report

Startup-focused news and research company Disrupt Africa has announced it is to make Finnovating for Africa 2021, the third edition of its deep-dive into the continent’s fintech space, free to all as part of an open-sourcing initiative alongside partners that include payments company Flutterwave and VC firm GreenHouse Capital.

Every two years since June 2017, Disrupt Africa has released the Finnovating for Africa publication, which tracks the extraordinary development of the fintech ecosystem across Africa over the last few years.

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Article: A global internet supervising organ is needed under auspices of UN

Access, Open Decision-Support, Open Governance, Open Source, Standards

A global internet supervising organ is needed under auspices of UN

The onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the significance of global coordination. As the agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health, the World Health Organization (WHO) has played an indispensable role in coordinating global efforts in the fight against the disease.

The pandemic has made the world realized that the digital space built on the internet has become a major living space of mankind which also awaits an international coordination agency – like the WHO for public health – to deal with issues like digital divide, cyber-attack and disinformation.

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Article: SafariSeat: Open-Source Wheelchair for Developing Countries

Hardware, Open Health, Open Manufacturing, Open Source

SafariSeat: Open-Source Wheelchair for Developing Countries

SEATTLE, Washington — Due to a lack of resources, it is important for developing countries to come up with cost-effective and efficient solutions to improve the lives of those with disabilities. The World Health Organization estimates that in a developing country, disabilities increase a person’s living costs by around 9-14%.

For many already living in poverty, this is an added cost they simply cannot afford. SafariSeat is an open-source wheelchair that is helping low-income countries, especially within Africa, to mobilize disabled individuals who otherwise struggle to move around.

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Article: What is the role of GIS in Natural Resource Management

Geospatial, Open Data

What is the role of GIS in Natural Resource Management

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