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The past 30 days in technology for development

SwitchPoint 2018: Day 1

April 26, 2018
Day 1 of SwitchPoint 2018 focused on fake news, true stories, and the power both have over how we do good—and how we do evil.

Can mobile phone traces help shed light on the spread of Zika in Colombia?

Daniela Perrotta, ISI Foundation researcher and UN Global Pulse fellow

ITU Regional Development Form for the Asia-Pacific

(Bangkok, Thailand) ITU Asia-Pacific Regional Development Forum (RDF-ASP 2018) on “ICTs for Sustainable Development Goals” aims to provide a platform for high level dialogue for ITU Members (Member States, ITU-D Sector Members, and Academia Members) in the Asi

To Truly Manage Malaria in Uganda, Diagnosis Matters

April 24, 2018
Treatment without a proper diagnosis can undermine malaria care. Now Uganda is working to eliminate this practice.

Does Big Data Mean Better Living?

(New York, USA) Smart Cities New York is hosting its second global conference that explores the importance of democratizing and humanizing technologies of the future to improve the quality of life for all citizens. 

International Girls in ICT Day

(New York, USA) Key to creating a more inclusive ICT sector with increased participation by women and greater interest among girls to undertake studies in the area is having more visible and diverse female role models in tech; better understanding of the array

We Are Data Security Sinners. Will GDPR Make Us Repent?

The General Data Protection Regulation is coming on May 25th and you should be worried. If you operate in the EU or focus on EU-based clients, then the sweeping new data protection law will apply to you, with multi-million dollar fines per violation. It mandates that we will need to be clear and concise about...

Tanzania Could See Big Returns on Family Planning Investments

April 23, 2018
Let’s not let another second, day, or year go by where we fail to address the demand for family planning in Tanzania.

Why Is that Guy Tap Dancing? And Other Frequently Asked Questions about the Arts at SwitchPoint

April 19, 2018
Most of the 350+ people who come to this North Carolina conference aren’t artists. That’s the point.

Voices of Uganda: How and Where to Find Them

Chanil Jung and Kirsten Van Camp from Pulse Lab Kampala
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How Gender Data is Informing Policies to Alleviate Gender Inequality

(Washington D.C., USA) The International Monetary Fund is organizing a series of Coffee Chats, informal discussions between speakers and audience on topics of relevance, during the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings.
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