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Digital Health and the New World

Imagine a scenario where information—really important and meaningful information that could help millions of people—is stored in a way that makes it seemingly impossible to access.

Job opportunity at APC: Africa Policy Coordinator

24 August 2016
(APC for APCNews)

Contribute to building an open and free internet which promotes social justice by joining APC to coordinate its internet pol

From Zero Doctors to Three: A Transformation at Bukwo General Hospital

Imagine a woman enduring a two-hour motorcycle ride on a bumpy road as she suffers with obstructed labor.Imagine that when she arrives at the hospital, which serves over 4,000 clients, it does not have a single doctor on staff.In fact, imagi

Happy birthday to me: On half centuries and legacies

This time tomorrow, fifty years ago, I came into the world and spent the proceeding twenty-seven years trying to figure out what the hell I was doing here. With the summer of 1993 came something of a rebirth, one that put me on the path to where I am today. But the years before were dominated by prolonged spells of frustration, searching and disappointment.

Mine Kafon Drone: The Best ICT4D Kickstarter Ever

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When, Where, and How to Use Drones for Development

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones produce a visceral reaction, perceived in different ways through the eyes of the beholder. Is it a military weapon, hi-tech recreation, or a research tool? International development professionals have formed additional uses for this technology. UAVs conduct remote surveys, deliver test results or supplies, and provide surveillance. Yet, there...

The Feminist Internet Exchange at the 13th AWID International Forum

19 August 2016
(AWID)

From 8 to 11 September, in Costa do Saruípe, Brazil, we will hold a space that puts feminism –in all of i

Data Revolution: How AI and Machine Learning Are Remaking Our World

(San Francisco, USA) The advent of deep learning, the power and possibilities of big data, and the plummeting cost of computing power and storage, have made machine-learning technologies as ubiquitous as they are transformative. Bloomberg Government, in partne

Data Science for Social Impact Events Roundup

Author: 
Felicia Vacarelu and Anoush Rima Tatevossian
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On World Humanitarian Day, Remember Local Health Workers

When you think of a humanitarian, what image comes to mind? A foreign aid worker? A group of missionaries? Maybe a few American celebrities stirring trans-Atlantic compassion?
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