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Songdo smart city is at the cutting edge of the Fourth Industrial Revolution as well as home to the UN’s Green Climate Fund (https://www.greenclimate.fund). Photo: David South

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Professionals features posts of interest to those either working and/or studying in international development, or health and human development. Posts will tackle serious issues that have a significant impact on professionals, or the field in general.

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4th Industrial Revolution

Peace Industrial Complex

Post-Wealthism: Exploring the Political Economy of ‘Post-Wealthism’

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Turning African Youth on to Technology

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY  An African NGO believes the Internet is the single biggest key to rapid development in Africa – and it is working to connect youth, women and rural populations to the web, and in turn, switch them on to the vast resources stored across the world’s Internet […]

Ring Tones and Mobile Phone Downloads are Generating Income for Local Musicians in Africa

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY  African musicians hoping to support themselves through their recordings have always had to contend with the added burden of poor copyright control over their work. While musicians in the West are supported by a highly regulated regime of copyright protection – ensuring some to become the […]

Disrupted! Whatever happened to Southern Innovator Issue 6?

Disrupted!! Issue 6 of Southern Innovator never came about and here is the story of why. One part of the story is very positive and inspiring; the other part is disappointing and frustrating (though always a risk when working in the international realm).  First, the disappointing and frustrating part. We had been working with the UNOSSC (the funder […]

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