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An Open Invitation To OpenCon

Nick Shockey | | Social Science Space | August 19, 2014

Last November, 75 students and early career researchers from 35 countries gathered in Berlin to advance campaigns led by the next generation for an open system of academic publishing. The results of their collective effort since have been extraordinary...

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Developing Nations Improving Health Communication Through the Use of DHIS2 (Part 1)

DHIS2 implementations are spreading steadily among national health services in developing countries as well as among international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working to improving health in the developing world through the use of health information technology. As an open source solution, DHIS2 offers developing countries the advantage of adopting a cost-effective and flexible solution for aggregate statistical data collection, validation, analysis, management, and presentation as well as for data sharing between healthcare professionals and facilities. Organizations and individuals who work with humanitarian software solutions will need to know what DHIS2 is, how it works, and how it might be implemented by national health services and other health-related projects across the globe...

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DICOM Grid Powers Global Health IT Non-Profits In Their Mission To Improve Access To Radiology

Press Release | DICOM Grid | July 13, 2016

DICOM Grid, makers of the leading cloud-based, medical image management suite, today announced it is powering image exchange for three non-profit organizations – RAD-AID, Partners In Health, and thesecondopinion – in their mission to improve access to modern healthcare and best-in-class second opinion services for underserved communities worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 4 billion people are at risk for widespread losses and deaths that can be avoided or treated, if radiology were available...

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Interview with Andrej Verity on the Humanitarian.ID Crisis App

One of the most exciting parts of working in tech is seeing firsthand how it empowers people to solve previously indomitable problems. But the best solutions don’t just materialize on their own — they must be driven forward, often against major odds, by passionate individuals and organizations dedicated to making them a reality. Over the past year, we’ve had the honor of working with Andrej Verity of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), who is just such a person. We sat down to talk to him about Humanitarian.ID, the contact management application that transforms how responders coordinate during humanitarian disasters.

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Public Forum discusses Open Development Initiatives in Nepal

Staff | Nepal News | June 12, 2012

The Open Forum discussed three aspects of Open Development; Open Data and Knowledge, Open Operations and Tools and open solutions. Information was also shared on various tools and platforms like the Bank’s Open Data, Open Finances, Mapping for Results and Open Knowledge Repository as well as the Access to Information Policy which includes strengthening public ownership and oversight of Bank-financed operations. Read More »

South Asia floods: Appeals for Help as Monsoon Rains Cause Havoc in India, Nepal, Bangladesh

James Bennett | ABC News | August 31, 2017

Oxfam said its Bangladesh staff reported two-thirds of the country was under water and in some areas the flooding was the worst since 1988, creating an urgent demand for humanitarian supplies. Widescale flooding in an arc stretching across the Himalayan foothills caused landslides and washed away tens of thousands of homes and vast swathes of farmland. The UN said about 40 million had been affected...

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Thailand's 'open source' Hospital OS now in hundreds of facilities across Asia

Dr. Kongkiat Kespechara is the inaugural speaker for the Research Triangle Park's Global Vision Forum. An MD, software developer, healthcare IT visionary and agricultural pioneer, Dr. Kespechara promotes and uses the 'open source' Hospital OS software platform to enable small, rural hospitals around the world to provide improved health care services and make more effective use of the severely limited financial and human resources at their disposal. Read More »

The Largest Wikipedia Gathering in South Asia Kicks Off

Wiki Conference India 2016 (WCI), the largest gathering of contributors to Wikipedia and its sister projects in South Asia, will be held during August 5-7 this year in Chandigarh, India. The first iteration of this event was five years ago in 2011. The event is focused around South Asian language Wikipedias and Wikimedia projects. Hundreds of participants, including over 100 scholarship holders from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, will participate in this three-day event...

There’s a Disaster Much Worse than Texas. But No One Talks about It

Jonathan Freedland | The Guardian | September 1, 2017

A quick quiz. No Googling, no conferring, but off the top of your head: what is currently the world’s worst humanitarian disaster? If you nominated storm Harvey and the flooding of Houston, Texas, then don’t be too hard on yourself. Media coverage of that disaster has been intense, and the pictures dramatic. You’d be forgiven for thinking that this supposedly once-in-a-thousand-years calamity – now happening with alarming frequency, thanks to climate change – was the most devastating event on the planet...

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An Open Invitation To OpenCon

Event Details
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Conference
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November 15, 2014 (All day) - November 17, 2014 (All day)

...This year’s Open Access Week will celebrate these efforts with the theme Generation Open, and this fall, the Right to Research Coalition and SPARC will launch OpenCon, a new conference to support, connect, and catalyze student and early career researcher-led projects across open access, open education, and open data. The meeting will be held on November 15-17 in Washington, D.C...

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