Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
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New mapping innovations are helping communities around the world make their way toward relief and opportunity.
Need a new computer; will that be paper or plastic?
Paper PP Alloy is a new material that might bring paper back to the office. The alloy, a combination of recyclable paper and polypropylene, could replace the traditional plastic shelling on computers.
What can the world’s poorest hope to achieve without energy access? Not much, according to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
Politics, schmolitics—the Obama administration's new list of antipoverty projects has our hearts aflutter.
As the Apps4Africa climate challenge announces its winners, African farmers and communities gain new market tools in tackling the everyday challenges of climate change. And who better to design these tools than Africans themselves?
In Palestine, new technology is helping new graduates find job opportunities. Souktel, an organization providing mobile phone services for developing countries, understands that swift texting could spell out gainful employment for many young adults.
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Mercy Corps and Google.org are linking up to change the Gaza Strip and West Bank, one peaceful IT solution at a time.
Last week, two products were unveiled that may drastically change youth interaction with computing—One Laptop Per Child’s tablet computer
2011 is over, but the impact technology had on humanitarian aid planning last year could be just beginning to emerge.
Humanitarian issues demand immediate solutions. In 2011, a lot of solutions to crises placed heavy emphasis on technology. Here are three notable examples:
Adapted from a report by Lisa Hoashi, Mercy Corps Senior Internal Communications Officer.
Creativity means doing something new. Innovation means doing something differently.
Our world of scarcity needs both.
In rural communities around the world, the virtual doctor is in.
Why not do something useful with those stacks of holiday cards languishing at home? Like re-charge your cell phone.
Get real: The Internet isn't a human right.
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