Reality Television Teaches Business Skills in Sudan

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY Learning how to thrive in a market economy does not necessarily come naturally. But for young people who have grown up under a different economic system or known nothing but economic chaos, learning business skills can give them the tools to get on in life. […]

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The South has a Good Story to Tell

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY The fast-changing modern world is raising the living standards of billions in the South – China alone has lifted 400 million people out of poverty since the 1980s – but it is also risking the loss of many rich cultural traditions. One of them is storytelling. […]

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Web 2.0 to the Rescue! Using Web and Text to Beat Shortages in Africa

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY The beep-beep of a received text on a mobile phone is now becoming a much-needed lifeline to Africans. Zimbabweans, who continue to struggle every day with inflation that has shot to 3,731 percent (Zimbabwe Central Statistical Office), have usd African ingenuity and 21st century technology to […]

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Indian Mobile Phone Application Innovators Empower Citizens

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY With mobile phones becoming ubiquitous across the global South, the opportunity to make money – and possible fortunes – by providing ‘apps’ for these devices is now a reality. Apps (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_software) – applications which allow users of new mobile phones to do everything from running a […]