• Update: Key topics and speakers revealed at the upcoming AIDF Africa Summit 2016

    Aid & International Development Forum - Africa Summit
    Friday, January 22, 2016

    Internews is a media partner of the Aid & Development Africa Summit taking place February 2-3, 2016 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    Over 250 government representatives, UN agencies, NGOs, development banks and private sector companies are gathering on 2-3 February at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for AIDF Africa Summit. The event will focus on how technological innovation and best practices can improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa.

  • Key topics and speakers revealed at the upcoming AIDF Africa Summit 2016

    Aid & International Development Forum - Africa Summit
    Monday, January 11, 2016

    Internews is a media partner of the Aid & Development Africa Summit taking place February 2-3, 2016 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    With the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2016 fast approaching, you are invited to hear from internationally recognised experts, who will deliver invaluable insight into technological innovations and best practice to improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa, including:

  • In South Sudan, Solar Power Brings a Community Radio Station Back on Air

    A man installs a solar panel
    Tuesday, December 8, 2015

    Voice of Freedom FM, a community radio station in Magwi, Central Equatoria State, South Sudan, covers everything from local and international news to original programming on conflict resolution, the rights of children, women and persons with disabilities. Or at least it did, until basic maintenance issues forced the station to close in early 2015.

    Situated on a 100 x 100 meter plot of land and with a 60-meter mast donated by the county commissioner, Voice of Freedom, which broadcasts in five different languages, has largely been dependent on resources donated by the community – such as volunteer time and story leads.

  • Meet SAFETAG: Helping Non-Profits Focus on Digital Security

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

    While corporations and governments struggle to keep up with hacks and cybercrime, they do have resources and teams devoted to the battle.

    But smaller, much more vulnerable victims of attacks, such as non-profit organizations around the world, are also targeted by cybercrime, and don’t have the benefit of expensive services or personnel monitoring for protecting their systems.

    Over the past two years, Internews has developed SAFETAG™ (Security Auditing Framework and Evaluation Template for Advocacy Groups) to address this challenge and help non-profits protect their valuable data and keep their staff safer.

  • Land of temples and tech

    The Economist
    Friday, March 27, 2015

    (This article from The Economist discusses Phandeeyar, a center currently being incubated through Internews with the support of the Omidyar Network, the Open Society Foundation, the Schmidt Family Foundation and Baydin.)