Category Archives: Education

Education Incentives and Effective Research Methods: A talk by Yaw Nyarko

Professor Yaw Nyarko, Director of the Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED), gave a talk last week at Evidence-Based Education: Policy-Making and Reform in Africa, an education conference in Ghana. The conference, hosted by Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), … Continue reading

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CTED Conference: Education and Accessibility

On February 12 and 13, the Second Annual CTED Conference took place in Abu Dhabi, titled: “Enhancing Economic Development through Technology: Focus on Africa and other Developing Countries”. Read below CTED PhD student Sunandan Chakraborty’s post on the Education and … Continue reading

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Registration Open – Enhancing Economic Development through Technology: Focus on Africa and other Developing Regions

Registration for CTED’s 2nd Annual Conference, Enhancing Economic Development through Technology: Focus on Africa and other Developing Regions, is now open! The  interdisciplinary conference at the Intercontinental Hotel Abu Dhabi,  will have panels on Mobile Money, Energy, Food Security, Education and Healthcare, … Continue reading

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Microsoft Helps Digitalizing Curriculums in Kenya

The global leader in software technology, Microsoft, has been working in coordination with African governments, educators, and NGO’s for many years now to enhance the robustness and efficiency of their educational systems using Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Microsoft’s initiatives … Continue reading

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Substance and Style: Information Content for Education

Jay Chen is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science at NYU Abu Dhabi and affiliated with the Center for Technology and Economic Development. Read below about Jay’s take on ICT for Education and his research in the field. In … Continue reading

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Skype bringing important lessons to Indian village boarding school

An interesting article about one man’s quest to bring modern technology and world class education to one village in India. Santosh Kumar, an engineer in Delhi, relied upon donations from friends and his own experiences to build the Chaitanya Gurukul … Continue reading

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ICT for empowerment

A Google employee who moved to Africa to work in ICT for development has found another powerful benefit to bringing information and computer technology to the region – empowerment and opportunity. Ben Cole has been helping small businesses in Africa … Continue reading

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