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We Need a Culture of Evidence-Informed Action in Technology for Social Change

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2 mentions1 day ago
As a profession, the technology for social change field is at least a decade old. We can and should be working to professionalize, setting standards and improving practice, and developing ...

Personalized Learning

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The promise of digitally-enabled personalized learning dates back to the 1960s. As with many early predictions, it took decades before the potential began to be realized. For the first time ...

Bringing the Last Decade of Impact Investing to Life: An Interactive Timeline

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2 mentions1 day ago
Over the past decade, the Impact Investing movement has grown in extraordinary ways. We have seen investors and entrepreneurs from all backgrounds stepping up their commitment to bridge profit and ...

The Inconvenient Truth about Smart Cities

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2 mentions1 day ago
This week, we learned that tech guru and mega philanthropist Bill Gates purchased 25,000 acres of land in Arizona with the intent to build a smart city from the ground ...

Ignored By Big Telecom, Detroit's Marginalized Communities Are Building Their Own Internet

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2 mentions3 days ago
Being stuck without access to the internet is often thought of as a problem only for rural America. But even in some of America’s biggest cities, a significant portion of ...

Sanitation

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2 mentions3 days ago
In 2015, 39% of the global population (2.9 billion people) used a safely managed sanitation service – defined as use of a toilet or improved latrine, not shared with other ...

How Africa's Tech Generation Is Changing the Continent

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3 mentions3 days ago
This story appears in the December 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine. One day in 2004, in the Kenyan farming village of Engineer—so named because an Englishman once ran a ...

#MeToo in the #globaldev and #aid sector

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2 mentions4 days ago
By Jennifer Lentfer of how-matters.org*** Many, far too many of us in the “social good” sector have experienced it: “Chiefs of party who had their local admin assistants sit in ...

How a half-educated tech elite delivered us into evil

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One of the biggest puzzles about our current predicament with fake news and the weaponisation of social media is why the folks who built this technology are so taken aback ...

Aid given in cash improves health and spurs school attendance, say researchers

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2 mentions1 day ago
Foreign aid in the form of cash transfers with no strings attached can improve health and increase school attendance, a study has found. Earlier this year, Downing Street was forced ...

US to allow imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe

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2 mentions5 days ago
Donald Trump’s administration plans to allow imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe into the US – a move campaigners fear could damage global momentum on ending the ivory trade. In ...

Germany bans children's 'smart' watches over surveillance concerns

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2 mentions4 days ago
Germany’s telecoms regulator has banned ​the sale of “smart watches” that can be used by parents to check on their children, saying the devices violated Germany’s strict surveillance laws. The ...

Google collects Android users' locations even when location services are disabled

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2 mentions1 day ago
Many people realize that smartphones track their locations. But what if you actively turn off location services, haven’t used any apps, and haven’t even inserted a carrier SIM card? Even ...

To Measure Gender Inequality, We Need to Tap Into the Promise of Data

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2 mentions4 days ago
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), signed by 193 countries, have committed the world to an ambitious objective: to leave no one behind. In order to do so, the goals state ...

Who Filters Your News? Why we built gobo.social

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2 mentions6 days ago
Roughly ten years ago, as phones became smartphones and Facebook and Twitter began their rise towards ubiquity, a fundamental social shift took place: the majority of people in the developed ...

Germany bans children's smartwatches

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2 mentions4 days ago
A German regulator has banned the sale of smartwatches aimed at children, describing them as spying devices. It had previously banned an internet-connected doll called, My Friend Cayla, for similar ...

Your Current ICT4D Skills Should Be Obsolete in Five Years

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2 mentions6 days ago
What is the role of ICT4D professionals within an international development organization? I was recently asked this question by three large USAID implementing partners. Each organization was wondering if ICT4D ...

aiming high to create continent's next growth startups – Ventureburn

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3 mentions5 days ago
During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions in over 160 countries supported by a network of more than 15 000 partner organisations celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, which ...

Uber drivers in Lagos are using a fake GPS app to inflate rider fares

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2 mentions3 days ago
Lagos Some Uber drivers in Lagos have been using a fake GPS itinerary app to illegally bump up fares for local riders. Initially created for developers to ‘test geofencing-based apps,’ ...

Every Single Cognitive Bias in One Infographic

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2 mentions5 days ago
on September 25, 2017 at 12:29 pm Shares 68View a high resolution version of this graphic View the high resolution version of today’s graphic by clicking here. The human brain ...

Robert Mugabe's Inner Circle Implodes

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2 mentions6 days ago
Robert Mugabe, the only head of state that Zimbabwe has ever known in its 37-year existence, is this morning under house arrest. Although the military insists this is not a ...

Bringing machine learning to last mile health challenges

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2 mentions6 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO — A new microscope will use image recognition software and machine learning technology to identify and count malaria parasites in a blood smear. The EasyScan GO, announced at ...

The Russian protest artists that will inspire you to #resist

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A provocative new exhibition in London is here to show the world that Russian protest art goes beyond the well-known colourful feminism of Pussy Riot.Pussy Riot's explosive "Punk Prayer" performance ...

The Changing Demographics of Global Health

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2 mentions3 days ago
Health Policy and Initiatives The Growing U.S. Opioid Crisis: Lessons From Around the World Speakers discuss the growing opioid epidemic in cities across the United States, the influx of inexpensive ...

TechShop Closes Doors, Files Bankruptcy

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3 mentions7 days ago
This morning we received word from Dan Woods, CEO of TechShop, that they are shutting down all locations effective immediately. We’ve been following the life, good times and troubles, of ...

200 universities just launched 600 free online courses. Here’s the full list.

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5 mentions3 days ago
If you haven’t heard, universities around the world offering their courses online for free (or at least partially free). These courses are collectively called as MOOCs or Massive Open Online ...

There's a Digital Media Crash. But No One Will Say It

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2 mentions4 days ago
By Published November 17, 2017 Views Yesterday I appeared on a panel about digital publishers who are ‘pivoting to video’. I’ve written about this before. But in case you’re new ...

U.N. Climate Fund Promised Billions to Poor Nations. For Some, the Wait Is Long.

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2 mentions5 days ago
“There’s little enough, as it is, of public funds for climate, and so much of it is going toward sweetening returns for the private sector,” said Lidy Nacpil, coordinator of ...

MasterCard has filed a patent on its own blockchain-based money transfer solution

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2 mentions3 days ago
In about 2014, most bitcoin companies quickly pivoted to the “next big thing:” blockchain. Among them were the financial and fintech houses that were eager to avoid SEC scrutiny of ...

How we're keeping Danish cities above water

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2 mentions3 days ago
Coastal areas are exposed to various water-related hazards, including storm surges, flash floods and tsunamis. Nevertheless, these areas are highly attractive to human settlement, making them some of the most ...

Silicon Mountain Conference (SMConf) 2017

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2 mentions6 days ago
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Be Fearless

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How Climate Change Drives Child Marriage

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2 mentions5 days ago
We think we know what climate change looks like. Rising sea levels; cyclones; cities underwater. But there is a hidden story of climate change, and it is girls who often ...

JCT Estimates: Amended Senate Tax Bill Skewed to Top, Hurts Many Low- and Middle-Income Americans

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2 mentions3 days ago
By 2027, every income group below $75,000 would face tax increases, on average.The amended tax bill that Senate Finance Committee Chairman Hatch released on November 14 is even more skewed ...

It's the US vs. the rest of the world as Syria signs Paris climate accord

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2 mentions5 days ago
It’s everyone against the United States of America. When Donald Trump announced that he intends to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, the implication was that the US would ...

Realizing Agenda 2030: Not just more, but better financing needed to succeed

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2 mentions6 days ago
September 2017 marked the two-year anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a global framework to focus investments and measure progress in the lead up to ...

Zimbabwe: Coup or not, this is the end of an era

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2 mentions1 week ago
This is the end of an era. But it could easily be seen as the the end of an error. A 37-year-old error. That is how long Robert Mugabe has ...

Live flight tracker!

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2 mentions5 days ago
Google have discontinued support for the Google Earth plugin. We know how popular the 3D view is with our users, so we've been working hard on getting a new and ...

Start from scratch, and 3 more lessons for founders in the developing world

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2 mentions3 days ago
In Silicon Valley, founders can take a lot for granted. Power, for instance. But Silicon Valley isn’t the world. Here’s a guide for growing a company under different conditions. Until ...

Creating Markets for Climate Business Report

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3 mentions5 days ago
Developing countries can meet climate targets promised in the landmark Paris Agreement by catalyzing trillions of dollars in private investments through a combination of smart policy reforms and innovative business ...

India Rules Sex With a Child Bride Is Always Rape in a Massive Win for Girls’ Rights

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2 mentions6 days ago
CHIME FOR CHANGE is a global campaign founded by Gucci in 2013 to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world. The campaign ...

Aid workers warn of 'cooling effect' after Oxfam sexual harassment scandal

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LONDON — Aid workers and development experts tell Devex that stories of sexual harassment emerging from the sector in recent weeks are likely “the tip of the iceberg,” and they ...

Forbes Welcome

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2 mentions1 week ago
For every ‘yes’ on something, you’ll get 25 ‘no’s’. But it’s crazy how much that ‘yes’ gives you hope.

A global food crisis may be less than a decade away

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2 mentions7 days ago
Sara Menker 104,365 views • 17:53 • Subtitles in 1 languages Up next Details Discussion Details About the talk Sara Menker quit a career in commodities trading to figure out ...

Trump admin. to reverse ban on elephant trophies from Africa

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2 mentions6 days ago
The Trump administration plans to allow hunters to import trophies of elephants they killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia back to the United States, reversing a ban put in place by ...

The Tech Industry’s Gender-Discrimination Problem

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2 mentions6 days ago
Audio: Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone. One day in 2013, AJ Vandermeyden drove to Tesla’s corporate headquarters, in Palo ...

Children face extra risks from big data, UNICEF warns

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2 mentions4 days ago
by Emerging Technology from the arXiv October 27, 2017 Back in 2015, privacy campaigners became aware of a new Wi-Fi-connected toy that raised considerable concern. At issue was Hello Barbie,

Design Education’s Big Gap: Understanding the Role of Power

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2 mentions1 week ago
Conventional design education believes that by training the mind and the hand, a designer can solve just about any problem. In many ways, this works beautifully. Designers leave their schooling ...

Join the 4th annual African Angel Investor Summit #AAIS2017

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2 mentions1 week ago
*The tour can be booked at an extra cost of $50. Cape Town has been recognized globally as an emerging global entrepreneurial hub, due to it’s vibrant startup community and ...

World Philosophy Day 2017

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Philosophy is an inspiring discipline as well as an everyday practice that can transform societies. By enabling us to discover the diversity of the intellectual currents in the world, philosophy ...
 

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