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A Do No Harm Framework for ICT4D: Inspiration from SwitchPoint 2018

May 11, 2018
The issue of data ethics isn't new to international development—but it all feels a little more urgent now. 

Two Bens and a Mark: a talk at Ben Franklin Hall in Philadelphia

I’m speaking today in Ben Franklin Hall in Philadelphia for a conference of Media Impact Funders. And, at the request of the organizers, I’m cosplaying the great hustler himself.

Dynamic Spectrum in Africa in 2018

Advocating for change in spectrum regulation is not a game for sprinters.  As someone who has championed dynamic spectrum regulation for a longer than I would ever have imagined, I am still getting used to the idea that what looks like the finish line, may just be the start of a another lap.

To Overcome Myths about Contraception, This Nurse Goes Beyond the Clinic

May 02, 2018
Geita region has one of the highest fertility rates in Tanzania and maternal mortality is high. Deus Bahame is working to change that.

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Magdalene magazine gives a platform to women and other marginalized sectors of Indonesia

“I am Magdalene. I contain multitudes.” Picture courtesy of Magdalene, used with permission.

Because America’s Family Leave Policy Sucks, Too.

When my friends and colleagues began working on the first Make the Breast Pump Not Suck hackathon in 2014 (, they were focused on the machine itself. The breast pump has evolved very little from its hospital origins, and it’s widely hated as loud, painful, hard to clean, ugly and awkward.

SwitchPoint 2018: Day 2

April 27, 2018
Fear and bias get in the way of humanitarian work every day. We're moving forward anyway.
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