Collaboration with PRIO on the NORM – a new project on the Digital Silk Road

I am happy and excited to announce that Basic Internet Foundation, and yours truly, is collaborating with PRIO (The Peace Research Institute Oslo) on the NORM project. NORM is the new project on the Digital Silk Road and has been funded by the Norwegian Research Council (Norges forskningsråd).

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Google’s Next Billion Users fosters Inclusion and Digital Literacy

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited by Google’s Next Billion Users initiative for an expert interview. I had the pleasure to have an inspiring conversation with the core team, and learn about the research and design methods behind this Google’s project. For those of you who are not familiar, Next Billion Users (NBU) is an initiative with an emphasis on the value of user research in the low and middle-income countries.

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The latest in Social Inclusion: Digital Literacy KPIs for Sustainable Development

Another new publication this Spring just came out: the Social inclusion academic open access journal with the special issue “Digital Inclusion Across the Globe: What Is Being Done to Tackle Digital Inequities?”. My colleagues and I wrote an article on digital literacy and the importance of key performance indicators (KPIs) …

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New publication in the Lancet: a special edition on Digital Health

I am proud to announce that the work of my colleagues and me have been published this spring (April 2020) at the Lancet’s issue on Digital Health. The title of the piece is Sub-Saharan Africa—the new breeding ground for global digital health, as a part of our DigI project in …

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30 years of Web: my contributions

Thirty years ago, Tim Berners Lee coded up the foundational technologies for the World Wide Web (Web) while at CERN, he wrote “Information Management: A Proposal” outlining the Web concept. And it’s been quite an evolution for something that started as an idea for a way for scientists at CERN to share …

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Blockchain and cryptocurrencies– buzzwords or pioneering technology?

In 2008, Bitcoin was introduced to the world, and still, it is not quiet clear to the lay audience of internet users. In 2010, I had a chance to get Bitcoins for my birthday from my geeky, open source expert friend. I refused them over the traditional paper notebook, as I …

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