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TIMES Pieces: The Will to Share - A Tool to Discover ICT in Agriculture

The use of Information and Communication Technologies in African countries is increasing and is playing a huge role in rural development. We spoke with Elisabetta Demartis, founder of Italian start-up Agritools, about discovering the real effects of the use of ICTs through sharing stories of young African tech savvies that want to bring agriculture to the next level. Read on

Drones and Satellites for Good - Satellites Detect Illegal Logging in Myanmar

More than half of the contiguous remaining forests on the mainland in Southeast Asia are found in Myanmar. These forests are home to many species of animals and plants and are a source of food and protection from flooding (among other things) for the local population. Unfortunately, the rate at which these forests are being illegally cleared is increasing. Read on

TIMES Pieces: Chatting with the OuiShare Team about OuiShare Fest and Being Lost in Transition

Entrepreneurs, social innovators, non-profit organisations and grassroots activists will gather in Paris this week for the third edition of OuiShare Fest. The three-day festival about the collaborative economy is taking place from 20 – 22 May. Theme: Lost in Transition? The meaning behind this is something we chatted to OuiShare team members Francesca Pick and David Weingartner about. Read on

TIMES Pieces: LOCK8, the Easy Way to Share a Bike

In order to use a rented or shared bike, you have to register anew in every city and get acquainted with the system. It doesn’t have to be that way. LOCK8 has a vision, enabling every person to rent a bike easily anywhere in the world using one single app. We spoke to Philipp Mallmann, in charge of business development at LOCK8, about the potential of these digital locks. Read on

TIMES Pieces: Smart but Fair Meters

The European Union is looking to replace analogue energy meters in 80 percent of homes with digital versions – called smart meters – by 2020. Dutch company, Fair Meter, is looking to assist this process in a sustainable way, offering smart meters that are ethically and sustainably produced. Read on

TIMES Pieces: Connecting the World, One Telecentre at a Time

We chat with Executive Director of Telecentre.org Foundation, Miguel Raimilla, to look at how a group of organisations with high ideals took the idea of linking people in remote communities to the world wide web and other communications technologies and morphed it into a cornerstone of sustainable development. Read on