Rajiv Shah

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Supporting an open source approach to development

Staff | SciDev | August 14, 2012

An Open Source Development (OSD) model that connects problem-solvers with local challenges could be key to tackling poverty, promoting democracy and reducing child mortality, says Rajiv Shah, Administrator at the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Read More »

Tech’s Role In Fighting The Ebola Outbreak

Nicole Blake Johnson | FedTech Magazine | October 6, 2014

...The U.S. government is eyeing body sensors, ruggedized tablet computers, broadband communications and big data capabilities to aid its Ebola response. A high priority on the list is using innovative technologies to improve the protective gear worn by healthcare workers on the frontlines...

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US CIO Steven Vanroekel Steps Down

Jack Moore | Nextgov.com | September 19, 2014

Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel is unexpectedly departing his post at the White House today to join the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Ebola response team.  In his new role as USAID chief innovation officer, VanRoekel will be responsible for advising the agency on using technology and data in its response to the epidemic...

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USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah to Speak on Open Source Global Development

Press Release | University of California Berkeley | October 8, 2012

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah will give a talk titled "An Open Source Approach to Global Development" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Sibley Auditorium in the Bechtel Engineering Center on the north side of campus.

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USAID Chief Lauds Blum Center As Model In Search For Global Solutions

Kathleen Maclay | UC Berkeley News Center | October 11, 2012

The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) got a close up look Wednesday (Oct. 10) at a handful of student innovations to help fight global poverty, illness and strife during a visit to UC Berkeley’s Blum Center for Developing Economies. Read More »

USAID Seeks Best Ways To Use Technology To Stop Atrocities

Press Release | IIP Digital, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Humanity United | February 19, 2013

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partner Humanity United have announced the first-round winners of the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention, a technology competition enlisting problem solvers from around the world in support of the Obama administration’s effort to design new tools to prevent mass atrocities. Read More »