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News || Saturday, 15 April 2017

A consortium led by Education Development Center (EDC) Inc., with members including Souktel and Catholic Relief Services, has been selected by USAID Rwanda... More

News || Monday, 27 February 2017

With its rich oil and gas deposits, Algeria has long been able to sidestep many of the social and economic challenges facing other North African nations.... More

News || Tuesday, 17 January 2017

40,000 young women and men. 5 countries. 6 years of program delivery.

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News || Thursday, 24 November 2016

Search for “Nigeria” online, and two results tend to pop up: The global Bring... More

News || Friday, 21 October 2016

Three years from now, nearly two-thirds of Africa’s mobile users will own smartphones. In the Middle East, smartphone use has doubled since 2013—and will likely top 65% by 2020.

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News || Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Since 2000, Silicon Valley’s Tech Museum of Innovation has honored a staggering 287 social entrepreneurs and nonprofits, through its annual Tech Awards--... More

News || Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Across the developing world, globalization and technology are reshaping entire economies—and dramatically changing their labor markets: In... More

News || Monday, 11 July 2016

From New York to New Delhi, local media outlets wield tremendous power.

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News || Thursday, 14 April 2016

When disaster strikes, the ability to reach victims quickly, and at scale, is key to saving lives.

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News || Tuesday, 08 March 2016

With most of its 33 million citizens under age 30, Morocco’s growth depends directly on its youth.

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News || Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Do digital job search tools actually work in developing countries? 
 
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News || Monday, 23 November 2015

Across the developing world, youth are adopting new technology more quickly than the general population.

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News || Friday, 23 October 2015

The data are clear: In most sectors of Palestinian society, women are marginalized and excluded. In government, women hold less than 5 percent of all legislative and diplomatic posts.

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News || Thursday, 24 September 2015

In countries across Africa, September marks the start of the new school year. But in many classrooms, one key component is missing: Teachers.

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News || Wednesday, 19 August 2015

For Syrian refugees fleeing to Turkey, arrival in this new, unfamiliar country brings specific challenges: The only non-Arabic-speaking state in the region, Turkey’s language and legal system are... More

News || Monday, 29 June 2015

When we use technology in development projects, where do we turn for guidance—especially when the tech world changes so quickly?

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News || Sunday, 31 May 2015

Across Morocco, women’s participation in the workforce is shockingly low: Ranked 133th out of 142 countries on the World Economic Forum’s Gender Equality Index, less than one-third of Moroccan... More

News || Saturday, 25 April 2015

In 2013, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt predicted that the entire world would be online by the end of the decade: “For every person online, there are two who are not,” he wrote on Twitter.

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News || Wednesday, 25 March 2015

What if, instead of waiting for an app to be available online, you could just build it yourself?

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News || Sunday, 11 January 2015

DOHA (Yahoo News) - Ooredoo is working with the GSMA and Souktel Mobile Solutions to develop new partnerships--and enhance current strategies--for managing disaster readiness, following the first-... More

News || Monday, 01 December 2014

CAIRO (Reuters/Zawya) - Bayt.com, the Middle East's leading career site, has partnered with Souktel to launch a new SMS service for young professionals across Egypt.

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News || Monday, 27 October 2014

While the Middle East, West Africa, and North America are thousands of miles apart, the global spread of Ebola has suddenly brought these regions closer together: This month, users of Souktel’s... More

News || Monday, 11 August 2014

As emergency aid efforts ramp up across the Gaza Strip, Internews Europe is leading the charge: It’s one of ten charities working with the... More

News || Saturday, 14 June 2014

With cell phone access growing by close to 40% in the past two years, Rwanda is quickly becoming one of Africa’s main “mobile-first” markets.

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News || Tuesday, 13 May 2014
From unrest in the Ukraine to typhoons in the Philippines, crisis events are being amplified by technology like never before: Digital maps show devastation in real time; live tweets share minute... More
News || Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Despite growing foreign investment and a boom in construction, Palestine still struggles with high unemployment—especially among youth.
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News || Wednesday, 12 February 2014
With its economy focused on global markets, it’s no surprise that Palestine puts a strong emphasis on learning English: Across the country, young men and... More
News || Friday, 15 November 2013

Strategically located at the crossroads of Europe and Africa, Morocco has long been a key link between global markets.

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News || Thursday, 24 October 2013

Four times a year, MIT Press publishes its disruptive Innovations journal--a must-read collection of case studies by leading innovators, research from key academics, and commentary from top global... More

News || Monday, 19 August 2013

At the touch of a button, Jordanians searching for work can now get custom job alerts on their cell phones, thanks to a new SMS service created by Souktel for Bayt--the biggest recruitment... More

News || Monday, 19 August 2013

As an organization based in a crisis zone, Souktel has provided mobile solutions for emergency response right from its start: In 2007, a year after it opened its doors, Souktel and the UN’s Office... More

News || Thursday, 25 July 2013

As countries from Spain to South Africa continue to reel from high youth unemployment, growing numbers of young people are taking a different route to the workplace: They're creating their own... More

News || Thursday, 25 July 2013

While the latest editions of Windows or Microsoft Office are quick to hit the shelves in the US, major tech developments are... More

News || Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Each May, MIT’s Legatum Center hosts a conference focused on entrepreneurship in the developing world; this year, talk turned... More

News || Tuesday, 18 June 2013

A new report by Vodafone and Accenture on mobile tech and... More

News || Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Palestinian women will play a greater role in local elections, have better access to education and jobs, and even have a say in what they hear on the radio, thanks to a new Souktel mobile service... More

News || Monday, 13 May 2013

From corporate boardrooms to NGO field offices, “growing to scale” is a concept that’s increasingly on the discussion agenda. But what does it really take to scale up a program or an innovation?... More

News || Monday, 13 May 2013

In crisis events, timely access to information can spell the difference between life and death.

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News || Thursday, 04 April 2013

Ten years after the resurgence of conflict in Iraq, many organizations are trying to determine how the region is faring today, using complicated metrics pertaining to oil revenue, nominal GDP, or... More

News || Thursday, 04 April 2013

In Palestine, as in many countries across Asia and Africa, most small businesses are owned and operated by men.

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News || Sunday, 31 March 2013

With its prime location at the gateway of the Mediterranean, Morocco has long been a key economic link between Europe and Africa.

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News || Thursday, 07 March 2013

Every February, more than 70,000 mobile tech experts and enthusiasts—including the CEOs of Vodafone and AT&T—converge on Barcelona, Spain for the ... More

News || Sunday, 24 February 2013

Determining just how much water a field of tomatoes near Berkane, Morocco, needs on a Thursday morning in January involves a myriad of calculations--and when water is scarce, it's all the more... More

News || Friday, 01 February 2013

As Souktel prepares to celebrate the 7-year launch anniversary of its mobile job platform, team members are gearing up to share insights from over a half-decade of JobMatch service delivery.

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News || Monday, 31 December 2012

As Kenya prepares for national elections next week, two words in particular are dominating news headlines: “Youth” and “mobiles”.

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News || Monday, 03 December 2012

Souktel’s ‘AidLink’ mobile platform has been used in crisis responses from Somalia to Iraq, but recent events in Gaza are a stark reminder that the technology was developed in a place which,... More

News || Sunday, 02 December 2012

Palestine often lands in the headlines, whether it's breaking news about the region's conflict or a travel feature on visiting the Holy Land.

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News || Thursday, 01 November 2012

Earlier this year, the World Bank launched its new JobsKnowledge platform—a portal that brings together leading ideas and innovations in... More

News || Wednesday, 31 October 2012

As one of the world’s poorest nations, Bangladesh has often been left on the sidelines of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter: According to recent Unicef data, only 4 percent of its... More

News || Tuesday, 02 October 2012

The shift in global labor markets toward ‘talent-based economies’ offers huge opportunities for growth--but this change also means that traditional ways of finding work are becoming less effective... More

News || Tuesday, 02 October 2012

In the past year, the Arab world has seen drastic changes in leadership--but the next generation of leaders are rarely asked for their opinions on what's happening, or what the future might hold... More

News || Friday, 07 September 2012

As the Arab Spring gave way to ground-breaking democratic elections in Libya and Egypt this year, voters also had a first-ever chance to share their views on the political process.

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News || Friday, 07 September 2012

With the crisis in Syria worsening daily, the need for fast, reliable emergency aid delivery has grown dramatically--especially in the past month: As of late August, Human Rights Watch estimates... More

News || Friday, 07 September 2012

Strategically located in the heart of East Africa, Rwanda is one of the region's fastest-growing economies: For the past five years, it’s posted an 8% GDP growth rate and steady job creation.... More

News || Tuesday, 31 July 2012

While US and European banks tighten their belts, the Middle East’s financial sector continues to expand--and Palestine is becoming one of the fastest-growing banking communities in the region.... More

News || Friday, 29 June 2012

How can social media help women report domestic violence? How can we help girls get online to tell their stories in places where it's difficult for them to connect?

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News || Friday, 29 June 2012

Can technology really help people in the world’s poorest countries to get a leg up in the job market?

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News || Thursday, 31 May 2012

For years, aid agencies have been using basic mass media--like community radio--to send key messages to communities in need.

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News || Thursday, 31 May 2012

In 2009, Jordanian web portal Maktoob was acquired by Yahoo! for US$80-million. Now, just three years later, Jordan is home to over 60 new tech startups--more than any other Arab state.

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News || Tuesday, 01 May 2012

Every day, across the developing world, thousands of youth leave rural towns and villages to look for jobs in urban centers.

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News || Tuesday, 01 May 2012

For health workers on the 80-plus islands of South Pacifc nation Vanuatu, ordering medicine for the local clinic is no easy task: With Internet access limited, and some communities accessible only... More

News || Friday, 30 March 2012

Last week, at Google’s London offices, Souktel's Kristen Roggemann was one of the first to kick off a series of talks at a media and tech fair hosted by the ... More

News || Thursday, 01 March 2012

Last week, world leaders met in London at a conference to discuss the future of Somalia, working  on... More

News || Thursday, 01 March 2012

It’s time for fresh thinking about aid and economic growth, writes David Weiss, president and CEO of CHF International, in a Washington... More

News || Wednesday, 01 February 2012

As the new year begins, global headlines are painting a stark picture: Unemployment... More

News || Wednesday, 01 February 2012

Nurredin Amro lives in East Jerusalem and has been blind since birth.

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News || Friday, 23 December 2011

From SMS recruiting solutions to audio job hotlines, 2011 was an exciting year for Souktel JobMatch.

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News || Friday, 23 December 2011

From SMS safety alerts for Gaza's families to a text-message service promoting fair elections in Tunisia, 2011 was an exciting year for Souktel.

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News || Thursday, 01 December 2011

Last month, Tunisia held its first-ever democratic election--a major milestone for the country that started the Arab Spring.

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News || Thursday, 01 December 2011

Last month, Tunisia held its first-ever democratic election--a major milestone for the country that started the Arab Spring.

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News || Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Initially launched in 2006 as a solution to unemployment in Palestine, Souktel's popular JobMatch service quickly expanded to East Africa in late 2008, where it's now carried on major mobile... More

News || Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Next month, Turkey will play host to the second annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit—an event which brings together corporate and civic leaders from around the globe.

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News || Thursday, 03 November 2011

For many people in the US or Europe, the idea of “microfinance” has become a household term only recently—after online lender Kiva launched a service that lets the general public make loans... More

News || Monday, 31 October 2011

When violence erupts in Gaza, all of its citizens are affected--but it's those living along the Israeli-controlled border who are often the most vulnerable.

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News || Monday, 31 October 2011

Like most youth across the globe, young Somalis know that in order to make money they need a job. But once they find work, how do they save for their future?... More

News || Sunday, 16 October 2011
This article is an abridged version of a longer piece by Neal Ungerleider, published by Fast Company on Sep. 8, 2011.
 
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News || Sunday, 16 October 2011

This article is an abridged version of a longer piece by Joseph Zaleski, published in the Christian Science Monitor on Sep. 9, 2011.

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News || Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Launched in 2006, the Blouin Creative Leadership Summit aims to stimulate discussion around globalization--by bringing together experts to tackle issues ranging from economic growth to... More

News || Thursday, 11 August 2011
Souktel has been tackling poverty, unemployment and other humanitarian crises for the past five years--all through mobile technology.
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News || Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Reprinted from this month's Souktel ... More
News || Tuesday, 07 June 2011
Having finally received their high school or college diplomas, new graduates should be feeling optimistic at this time of year--ready to enter the workforce and earn a living.
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News || Tuesday, 07 June 2011
In conflict zones, it's important for families to stay connected to aid resources and community information--without putting themselves at risk.
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News || Tuesday, 07 June 2011
In conflict zones, it's important for families to stay connected to aid resources and community information--without putting themselves at risk.
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News || Monday, 25 April 2011

On April 18th, Al-Jazeera launched a new social media show called The Stream;... More

News || Monday, 25 April 2011

From iPhones to the new BlackBerry Playbook, it seems like everything has suddenly gone mobile.

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News || Friday, 01 April 2011
There's been a lot to discuss on the airwaves of the Sudan Radio Service (or “SRS”) these past few weeks: From January  9th through  15th, the country’s southern region held a referendum that... More
News || Friday, 01 April 2011
The trend toward linking women in the developing world with mobile services continues to grow: This past October, theGSMA (the umbrella body for the world’s... More
News || Friday, 01 April 2011
It was Mohamed Bouazizi, a struggling 26-year-old fruit vendor with few resources and a lot of debt, whose death provoked a nation-wide revolt in Tunisia, leading to the resignation of its... More
News || Friday, 01 April 2011
"It's amazingly simple." This was Hasan Odeh's first reaction toward Souktel's JobMatch service when he learned about it at a technology fair in Ramallah, Palestine two years ago.
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News || Wednesday, 05 January 2011

Souktel has been tackling youth unemployment in Palestine and the developing world for the past five years--but as any news reader knows, this problem isn't just limited to any specific region; it... More

News || Wednesday, 05 January 2011
As Iraq rebuilds, its diverse cultural groups face the challenge of learning how to live together.
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News || Wednesday, 05 January 2011
Since its humble start in 1919, Junior Achievement has become the world’s largest organization that teaches students about business and the job market.
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News || Wednesday, 05 January 2011
Across the world, a successful farmer is one who’s connected with market buyers and up-to-date pricing trends.
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News || Wednesday, 01 December 2010

In Northern Iraq, it's not uncommon for women to feel isolated from their peers. Male voices still dominate many communities, and political instability has made travel between towns difficult.... More

News || Sunday, 21 November 2010
Think Silicon Valley, and you'll probably think of multi-million dollar companies like Facebook and Google.  But the hotbed of IT innovation also takes time each year to recognize smaller... More
News || Wednesday, 06 October 2010
From smart phones to Twitter feeds, technology has become a key part of most aid agencies' daily work.
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News || Wednesday, 01 September 2010

Students in North America or Europe probably couldn’t imagine their lives without the Internet—they register for classes on university websites; listservs tell them about lectures, jobs or... More

News || Sunday, 15 August 2010

As mobile phone use continues to boom across the developing world, demand for Souktel’s JobMatch has grown quickly.

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News || Sunday, 15 August 2010

A global financial meltdown doesn't just affect the US and Europe; as leaders at the G20 Summit in London pointed out last year, it's the world's vulnerable populations who tend to suffer most.... More