Our news staff went on vacation for most of this month and put the Tweet Roundup on a temporary hiatus. We’re back and digging through tweets to highlight interesting news on technology for international development. These are a few of the stand outs.
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Africa’s largest #solar photovoltaic plant opens with great expectations to boost development http://www.siliconrepublic.com/clean-tech/item/32353-africas-largest-solar-phot … via @siliconrepublic
— iana (@iana_aranda) April 29, 2013
Africa’s largest solar plant opened in Mauritania this month. It has nearly 30,000 thin-film solar panels that produce 15MW of electricity, a $32 million project by the Abu Dhabi-based power firm Masdar.
— Engineering 4 Change (@engineer4change) May 2, 2013
We have a bit of an obsession with bicycles in general, and also Low-tech Magazine rarely disappoints.
— iana (@iana_aranda) May 9, 2013
Ushahidi launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its device that keeps people online even when service is spotty. The BRCK could be an exciting upgrade for the Internet in developing countries.
— Laura Asiala (@LauraAsialaCSR) May 10, 2013
To feature this tweet about our own webinar is admittedly self serving, but we’re proud of our webinars and we were honored to host Dr. Pritpal Singh and Maria Virginia Moncada to talk about their tele-healthcare project in rural Nicaragua. You can see their presentation on our YouTube channel. And, of course, what would Twitter be without a little self promotion and narcissism?
— Engineering 4 Change (@engineer4change) May 26, 2013
People in developing countries have been slower to adopt digital money than people may have once predicted. Some cultural issues may explain why.