Posts tagged with ‘featured’

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Food Security, Investment, and the G-8

by NYU CTED

Guest post by John Schellhase, Program Assistant at the NYU Development Research Institute (DRI). At the end of May, President Obama and other leaders of the G-8 announced the creation of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.  A number of African heads of state and high-level officials attended the announcement in Washington D.C., […]

CTED Conference: Keynote Address by UAE Minister of Foreign Trade

by NYU CTED

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”. The conference was opened with a keynote address delivered by Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, the UAE Minister of Foreign Trade. The Minister, nominated the most powerful Arab […]

Bringing the ATM to the village

by NYU CTED

In September, the New York Times ran an interesting piece about a new effort to expand access to financial tools in rural areas. Roving tellers essentially act as an ATM for rural populations, bringing with them the ability to deposit and withdraw money, open accounts, and transfer money. For much of the world’s poor, access […]

Teach a Man to Text….Dealing with “Tech Literacy” in Rural Ghana

by NYU CTED

Nicole Hildebrandt is a CTED student researching Market Information Systems in Ghana. Read below for her recent experiences training farmers in Ghana. As a (late) twenty-something from the US, I’ve basically grown up using a mobile phone, so it’s hard for me to understand how people can not know how to send a text message (come on, […]

India Tries to Connect Poor to Growth by Scanning 2.4 Billion Eyes

by NYU CTED

The New York Times recently published an article on what will become the world’s largest biometric database – made in India. Hundreds of Indians are volunteering to have their fingerprints and irises scanned and their names, birth year and address registered. After this process, they are assigned a 12-digit number – the first proof that […]

Harnessing the Desert’s Energy

by NYU CTED

A European non-profit, DESERTEC, wants to harness the vast amounts of energy produced in the world’s deserts and bring it to population centers for usage. The organization wants to combine energy security and climate protection in its efforts, using existing technology such as concentrated solar power plants (CSP) to collect the energy and high voltage […]

CTED – At home at NYU Abu Dhabi

by NYU CTED

CTED is part of New York University of Abu Dhabi, a recently established liberal arts college closely connected to NYU New York. CTED is located in the heart of NYUAD’s Downtown Campus. This is the ideal location for CTED, as NYUAD’s ambitions are the same as ours: to be a world center for research and learning. […]