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The past 30 days in technology for development

Linking nutrition to the Data Revolution

An interview with Lawrence Haddad, Senior research Fellow at IFPRI.

Data Revolution for Agriculture

As mobile phones, tablets and improved connectivity spread across the world, the amount of data we are gathering and storing is increasing exponentially. With every satellite launch we add further data at ever increasing detail.   

Right to Information Learning Programme in India for civil society and media representatives of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), New Delhi (CHRI) organised a Learning Programme on the Right to Information (RTI-LP) for representatives of civil society, media and academia from Commonwealth member States- Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in East Africa, between 16-26 March 2014, with support from the Department for International Development (DfID), India office.

Safetipin – an overview: Active Learning Solutions

Safetipin is a complete map-based mobile phone application which works to make our communities and cities safer by providing safety-related information collected by users and by trained auditors. Ithas been developed to encourage more people to be involved in safety of women and communities. It is a free app and will always remain so for users.

Progress Report: Safetipin Active Learning Solution

Safetipin is a complete map-based mobile phone application which works to make our communities and cities safer by providing safety-related information collected by users and by trained auditors. It has been developed to encourage more people to be involved in safety of women and communities. It is a free app and will always remain so for users.

Rescued Learning: New Loan Fund in Kenya Keeps Medical Students in Class

“When I received admission to Tenwek School of Nursing, my excitement overshadowed my family’s financial challenges,” says Caren Chirchir, a young woman in Kenya.Caren is the second of five children and she carries her family’s hope for a be

13 Considerations for Finnish Start-ups Seeking Social Impact

Technology Salon Helsinki kicked off as part of Slush, a fantastic start-up and technology event that takes place with about 10,000 people every Fall in the Finnish capital. Slush added a social impact stream for the first time this year, making it a good fit for Technology Salon. Plan Finland organized the Salon and Netlight...

Helping Launch the NetGain Challenge

This morning, I’m at the Ford Foundation in New York City as part of the launch event for NetGain. NetGain is a new effort launched by the Mozilla, Ford, Open Society, Macarthur and Knight Foundations, to bring the philanthropic community together to tackle the greatest obstacles to digital rights, online equality and the use of the internet to promote social justice.

Integra Evaluates $20 Million USAID Project in “the Serengeti of Asia”

An Integra evaluation team recently concluded a mid-term performance evaluation of USAID’s Supporting Forests and Biodiversity (SFB) Project in northeastern Cambodia, under USAID’s REPLACE IDIQ.   The project,  aims to mitigate climate change and conserve biodiversity through improved conservation and forest governance.

How Will Inveneo Monitor 100 Internet Sites in the Future?

Inveneo has been incredibly busy this past month gearing up to create 25 distribution points that will connect 100 sites with solid, reliable Internet connectivity. As part of the Ebola Response Connectivity Initiative (ERCI) project, these new Internet connections will be used by Ebola medical centers or NGOs in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia.

Know Your Customer is the Secret to MNO Negotiations

NGOs and social service organizations are increasingly turning to mobile technology as a tool for designing and delivering services to the poor, whether in health, education or any other sector. And of course a major element of these services is often the delivery of cash transfers, for which mobile money can play a critical role....

Bridging the Gap: Surgical Care in Low-Resource Settings

Seven years ago, young Mohammed Hussein was playing with friends near his home in Bangladesh when an accident occurred that would change his life forever.He and his friends were beside a road that was being paved, when Mohammed Hussein fell
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