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Kenya's Health Workforce Looks to Technology for Training in Family Planning

These days, many of us are glued to our mobile phones. We use them for texting, looking up directions, playing word games, or listening to music. Using them to talk seems secondary.

How the Internet of Things Can Contribute to Global Development

Our March 18th Technology Salon NYC covered the Internet of Things and Global Development with three experienced discussants: John Garrity, Global Technology Policy Advisor at CISCO and co-author of Harnessing the Internet of Things for Global Development; Sylvia Cadena, Community Partnerships Specialist, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) and the Asia Information Society Innovatio

Big Data and Sustainable Development

(New York, USA) The  NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business and the Sustainability Practice Network (SPN) will co-host an event on Big Data and Sustainable Development to attempt to discuss and answer the following questions: How can we tap into big data to

SwitchPoint: Is it a Festival or a Conference?

We laugh at and struggle with this question every year.

The Internet of Things vs. Low Tech or No Tech for Development

The Bay Area community is deeply engaged and interested in the Internet of Things, and the lively conversation from the March Technology Salon San Francisco on “How Can Sensors and the Internt of Things Improve International Development Outcomes?” proved it. I am Jana Melpolder and I joined forty participants gathered to cover the exciting future...

Two Way Talk: How Radio Content Can Support The Monitoring and Achievement Of The Global Goals

(Kampala, Uganda) Pulse Lab Kampala will host an interactive workshop on 15 April 2016 to present one of its latest innovative tools for analysing radio content from public radio broadcasts.

A Connected Health Workforce is Essential to Global Health Security

They have the power to shut down cities, damage national economies, and even jeopardize the Olympic Games.

Data Science Africa Regional Conference 2016

(Kampala, Uganda) Global Pulse Kampala, Makere University and partners from academia and private sector, are hosting the second edition of the Data Science for Africa conference, from 27 June 2016 to 1 July 2016.

3 Ways Technology Could Support Education for Displaced Children

Currently it is estimated that there are 4.6 million Syrian refugees; 6.6 million displaced persons inside Syria. Of these, half are children. In March, Technology Salon Amman brought together people working in education and technology to discuss how technology can support education throughout a Syrian child’s journey. As was noted throughout the discussion, war and...

Empowering Young Entrepreneurs to Improve Health Care in Nigeria

“Every mother should be entitled to expert heath care, regardless of [her] economic status and location, in order to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of herself and her baby,” says
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