In the wake of the Flint crisis, communities turn to innovative technology and financing to prevent the next crisis.
Meet the students who will be exhibiting their fascinating and innovative projects at the 2016 White House Science Fair.
The 2016 shortlisted finalists for the West Africa Mobile Awards (WAMAS), the first truly West African technology awards, have been announced today.
Akanksha Hazariâ€™s road to becoming one of Indiaâ€™s most promising tech entrepreneurs was an unconventional one. After graduating from Princeton University in 2005, she dreamed of climbing the diplomatic ranks and worked as a project manager for the Aspen Institute, attempting to end the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict by creating joint business ventures in hopes they […]
#ZIMWATERHACK aims to raise awareness and showcase the potential of local developers to craft innovative technical solutions and applications to address the challenges of water and sanitation delivery in Zimbabwe. The World Bank Zimbabwe office is hosting its first hackathon to address challenges in water and sanitation services (WSS) delivery in the country. The hackathon […]
Innovative mobile technology will provide life-enhancing services to millions of people in poverty as part of a new partnership between the UK government, the GSMA Foundation, and the GSMA, the organisation that represents mobile operators worldwide. The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) will provide financial support to develop and roll out new technologies that […]
Charitable giving has hit a record high in the United States; household, charitable, and foundation giving are all on the rise. In 2014, Americans gave over $350 billion to charities, accounting for over 2% of the country’s GDP. Between 70% to 90% of U.S. households donate to charity every year, and the average household’s donation […]
For years, a nascent movement led by passionate pioneers out to change the world has been slowly but surely taking shape. Quietly, these early fearless leaders have been championing the idea that businesses can be a tool for social good, beyond the jobs that they create. Specifically, they’ve been building the movement for a new […]
The widespread availability of mobile technology is an exceptional opportunity to expand services to the population. Mobile health, or mHealth, is the use of short messaging service (SMS), wireless data transmission, voice calling, and smartphone applications to transmit health-related information or direct care. The growth rate of the mobile market in sub-Sahara Africa is one […]
It’s time for non-profits to face the facts: Mobile technology is the real deal. Not just a so-so substitute for traditional social good initiatives online, it has clearly established itself as an essential part of the modern workforce and corporate social responsibility. While the death of the desktop PC may be an overwrought claim to […]
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