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Open Data, Open Development

Barbara Birungi | Hive Colab | September 27, 2012

Last week I attended the Open Knowledge Festival (OKFest) organized by the Open Knowledge Foundation in Helsinki Finland. [My] interest and reason for attending was to find out as much as I could about open Data, Development as I could from people that had already started on the open journey in their countries and some even gotten their governments to sign on... Read More »

Open Development And Social Impact Bonds: Rethinking Healthcare Delivery

Mark Herringer | The Guardian | August 1, 2013

By incentivising investment through payment on results, and by making information open, local entrepreneurs can fill the gaps and help deliver much needed services Read More »

Open-Source Mapping The World's Most Vulnerable Regions Will Save Lives

Sam Sturgis | CityLab | December 2, 2014

Urgent humanitarian aid missions are slowed when cities are largely unmapped. Missing Maps aims to change that with the help of volunteer cartographers and local residents. Read More »

Promoting Transparency And Open Development In Land Governance

Tin Geber | International Land Coalition | April 12, 2013

Since its inception, the International Land Coalition has been promoting transparency and accountability in land-related processes through a number of projects such as the Land Reporting Initiative, the CPL project, the Land Portal, the Land Observatory and the Land Matrix initiative. [...] Read More »

Salvadoran Farmers Successfully Oppose The Use Of Monsanto Seeds

Dahr Jamail | TruthOut | July 8, 2014

Farmers across El Salvador united to block a stipulation in a US aid package to their country that would have indirectly required the purchase of Monsanto genetically modified (GM) seeds.  Thousands of farmers, like 45-year-old farmer Juan Joaquin Luna Vides, prefer to source their seeds locally, and not to use Monsanto's GM seeds...

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Slavery In Supermarket Supply Chains Can And Must Be Eliminated

Steve Trent | The Guardian | June 10, 2014

The continued enslavement of migrants working in the Thai fishing industry highlights flaws in the monitoring of suppliers Read More »

Slow Ebola Response Blamed On False Assumptions About Its Course

Steven Ross Johnson | Modern Healthcare | September 17, 2014

Health experts and humanitarian organizations waging war against the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa hope plans announced Tuesday by the Obama Administration to send additional aid to affected regions will encourage more philanthropic support and health worker recruitment. Both money and volunteers have come in at a slower pace in this crisis than in past disasters...

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Social Change And New Media In Africa

Cathal Gilbert | International Business Times | November 2, 2012

Cathal Gilbert looks at technologies being used by activists and discovers that many of most innovative ideas have come out of Africa. Read More »

Tech & The Cheetah

Marcy Mendelson | National Geographic | November 26, 2013

Some regions of Kenya have better cell phone reception than the heart of San Francisco’s financial district.  This is no exaggeration.  One can easily make a call or text from the Maasai Mara National Reserve.  It’s changed the country’s economy, society in both rural and urban areas, and launched millions of voices onto Twitter and Facebook. Read More »

Thailand's Seafood Industry: A Case Of State-Sanctioned Slavery?

Felicity Lawrence | The Guardian | June 10, 2014

Slavery is illegal, yet it is driving Thailand's growth – so why are retailers, producers and governments alike turning a blind eye? Read More »

The Next Frontier For Mobile Health

Adva Saldinger | Devex Impact | December 20, 2013

The mobile health community is growing up. After years of piloting ideas and trying to bring them to scale, mHealth leaders are setting their sights on a more ambitious target: integrated health systems. Read More »

VA Secretary McDonald Updates Employees on MyVA Reorganization Plans

Press Release | US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) | November 10, 2014

Veterans Affairs Secretary McDonald Updates Employees on MyVA Reorganization Plans

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