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The past 30 days in technology for development

Big Data for Development Workshops: Learning by Doing

René Clausen Nielsen
While Global Pulse and our network of Pulse

Joining forces to make IDs accessible to all

​Being able to prove one’s identity is more than a convenience; it is based on fundamental human rights.

Libyan Journalists Report on Conflict Dividing Their Country

With the rise of independent media after the 2011 revolution, Libyans were hopeful for a new era in which freedom of speech would become a cornerstone of a new state and rule of law.

Launch of the Global Partnership on Sustainable Development Data

(New York) Political launch event of a new multi-stakeholder initiative dedicated to harnessing the data revolution to achieve and measure the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

ITU Telecom World 2015

Surveying ICT use in education in Africa

 Where are things headed?

I have a better sense of where things are today,
but the more important question is:

Data Playground

(New York, USA) UN Millennium Campaign, UN Global Pulse & Microsoft, in cooperation with the newly launched Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, host an evening reception on the margins of the UN General Assembly to celebrate momentum around a

A Big Data Revolution for Humanitarian Response

(New York, USA) The Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN, The Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the UN, and the UN Secretary-General’s Global Pulse Initiative co-host a high-level meeting on the margins of the opening of the 70th

CDC Looks Ahead as Ebola Challenges Continue in West Africa

A medical student in Guinea doesn’t reveal that he was exposed to Ebola when he’s admitted to a Conakry hospital, where he then shares a room.By the time he is diagnosed with the virus, a visitor of the roommate has fallen ill and taken a do

IBM Bluemixathon: Operation Rescue & Recovery

Bluemixathon: Operation Rescue & Recovery, an online hackathon hosted by Devpost and IBM, challenges software developers to create apps that aid the people and organizations directly involved in the aftermath of a natural or man-made disaster.

You Heard It Here First! — ?4D

The Jester had a terrific summer tagging along with his alter ego on a book tour, during which he was met with throngs of readers falling at his feet in adulation. (Editor’s note: The second half of the previous sentence is not true.) The tour provided the Jester with good fodder for at least a few posts.

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