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  • Blog Post: UNESCO & Microsoft join forces to promote greater access and use of ICT for higher education enhancement

    Last week in Paris close to 100 ministers of education, senior education officials and policy advisors attended the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education (WCHE) followed by the Microsoft Education Leaders Forum . The WCHE is focusing on critical issues around reduced funding for education globally...
  • Blog Post: Travel Diary: The African ICT Best Practices Forum, Burkina Faso and West Africa—Michael Rawding

    Last week, I had the opportunity to travel throughout West Africa to represent Microsoft Unlimited Potential, meeting with our partners across the public and private sectors to further discuss how Microsoft can best contribute to help create new economic opportunities in Africa. I began my journeys in...
  • Blog Post: UNIDO Joint Initiative with Microsoft Announced Today

    Hello - I feel that the initiative on refurbished computers that we signed with Microsoft today at the ICT Best Practices Forum is a symbol of our partnership and steadfast commitment to uplift entrepreneurs in Africa. The vision is to establish a pilot refurbishment centre in Uganda that will...
  • Blog Post: Partnerships to Transform Education and Create Opportunity in Latin America—Orlando Ayala

    I’m just now wrapping up the second day of this year’s Government Leaders Forum—Americas (GLF), and I wanted to share some more stories around today’s events. I’ve been busy meeting with a variety of local and regional government and business leaders as well as our partners from a broad range of groups...
  • Blog Post: GLF Asia—The Limitless Potential of Education for Lifelong Growth: Anoop Gupta

    Last Thursday and Friday in Jakarta, Indonesia, I had the privilege to attend this year’s Government Leaders Forum—Asia. It was my first time attending one of these events in my new capacity leading the Unlimited Potential Group, and offered a thrilling chance to dive in headfirst into our work there...
  • Blog Post: Continuing Our Commitment - Pamela Passman

    I’m in New York today, and it’s been a really busy week here on the global development front --- with Bill Gates and other leaders addressing a UN special session on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convening leaders across government, industry, and civil...
  • Blog Post: Connect Africa, Kigali, Rwanda: Michael Rawding

    Last week, I had the unique opportunity to attend the Connect Africa Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. The summit was organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the African Union, the World Bank Group and UN GAID, in partnership with the African Development Bank, the African Telecommunication...
  • Blog Post: Technology and Digital Services for Social Development in the Americas—Orlando Ayala

    Greetings from Miami, Florida, where I’m participating in the next installment of our ongoing Microsoft Government Leaders Forums (GLF) – GLF Americas. As I’ve mentioned before, GLFs are semi-annual events sponsored by Microsoft that gather top government and business leaders, focused on provoking dialogue...
  • Blog Post: The Importance of Public-Private Partnerships - Orlando Ayala

    I’m now back in Redmond after my recent travels in Berlin, London and Abu Dhabi. It’s often difficult to get an immediate sense of the “big picture” during trips like these, moving rapidly between different cities, countries and time zones and encountering new ideas and information almost constantly...
  • Blog Post: Africa’s Unlimited Potential – Will Poole

    Over the past two weeks, I’ve been in Africa to participate in a variety of activities supporting Microsoft Unlimited Potential’s efforts to bring the benefits of technology to the next 5 billion people. The continent continues to show strong economic progress. In fact, Africa has seen the highest...
  • Blog Post: Partnerships for e-Health in India- Michael Aldridge

    Hello, I’m Michael Aldridge, group manager of the Rural Incubations Team in Microsoft’s Unlimited Potential Group. Our team is chartered with the development of various emerging market strategies and incubations, primarily focusing new kinds of relevant and affordable technology and services for underserved...