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From donkey to drone: the ways flying robots help farmers

Drone technology could help farmers around the world monitor their crops, fend off pests, improve land tenure, and more. But to realise its full potential, regulatory regimes are necessary, while keeping citizens’ safety and privacy rights secure. 

Innovative Hackathon Helps Ukrainians Improve E-Governance

Progress4Ukraine adapted the traditional ICT-driven hackathon model by convening not just ICT professionals but also public officials and civil society actors to design e-governance solutions for an array of challenges. The teams addressed issues

Intentional Serendipity Took Center Stage at SwitchPoint 2016

On my way home from SwitchPoint 2016, I reflected on intentional serendipity—an overarching theme that emerged from an event where hundreds of passionate humanitarians came to connect.

3 Questions on Using Sensors and the Internet of Things for Global Development

The Posner Center for International Development convened a Denver Tech Salon earlier in April to host a conversation on Sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT). The lead discussants were: Gordon Lau, an Information Systems Architect working for International Development Enterprises (iDE). Karam Saab, an attorney with Kilpatrick Townsend offering legal counsel to the tech...

#Data4Good: Machine Learning in Social Good Applications

(New York, USA) The goal of this workshop is to bring together experts from different fields of machine learning, statistics, data science, social sciences and social activism to explore the opportunities for machine learning in applications with social impact

Helping Young Entrepreneurs to Protect the Environment

“Environmental degradation costs Ghana 10%, or $1.2 billion, of its annual GDP due to a lack of collective responsibility and greater environmental consciousness among young Ghanaians,” says

A Filmmaker and a Physician Walk into a Vasectomy

While making a personal film about my own complex journey through fatherhood, I met Dr. Doug Stein.
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