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The past 30 days in technology for development

#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.

The Opportunities and Challenges of Engaging Youth in Asia-Pacific Region

Many would regard the Asia-Pacific as one of the fasting growing regions for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). With Bangladeshi telecenters, Chinese manufacturing hubs, and the popularity of social media in Indonesia, it seems like Asian tech progress is a foregone conclusion. Especially since 717 million young people aged 15 to 24, 60% of the...

Are the Elderly at Risk of the Zika Virus?

IntraHealth's Kate Tulenko talks with about how home-based health workers can address Zika virus

Why the World Bank endorses the Principles for Digital Development

 This post is the first in a series about the Principles for Digital Development. Future entries will unpack the individual Principles through case studies of successes and failures.

Big Data thematic event at UN Environment Assembly

(Nairobi, Kenya) The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is organizing the first Sustainable Innovation Expo during the second session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) on 23-27 M

In Malawi, problems as symptoms

When I started out in development I had no idea what I’d be able to do to help solve some of the huge, complex problems out there. But that lack of certainty – and an absence of obvious answers – turned out to be a far better starting point than I ever imagined. 

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