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Link Pack: Tech Innovation Empowering SDGs

Link Pack: Tech Innovation Empowering SDGs

Big Data Improves Response to Humanitarian Crises from Developing Telecoms

“These findings were revealed during a panel discussion on Humanitarian Connectivity and the Mobile Industry which took place during Mobile World Congress 2016. Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya, CEO, South Asia at Axiata Group, one of the signatories of the GSMA Humanitarian Connectivity Charter, outlined Axiata’s four stage national plan for improving mobile operators’ responses to humanitarian catastrophes and crises.”

Jordanian Venture Aims to Use Technology to Empower Refugees from The World Bank

“The organization Refugee Open Ware is on a mission to empower refugees by giving them access to new technologies, such as 3D-printing. ‘We want to raise awareness about what 3D-printing can do,’ explains Loay Malahmeh, a co-founder of the Jordanian company, 3D Mena and a partner in Refugee Open Ware. ‘How it can not only solve real problems, but also unleash immense, untapped potential.’”

7 Ways to Apply Tech to Refugee Education from Devex

“Thousands of refugees are flooding across Syria’s border into neighboring Jordan and Lebanon, civil war continues to displace thousands in Somalia, and refugee camps are turning into permanent homes for generations of families. But technologists and education champions are looking for new and innovative ways to intervene through tech to ensure a quality education.”

What Mobile Tech Innovation Offers Food Security from Devex

“The World Food Program’s Department of Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping boasts a network of about 150 food security analysts in more than 70 countries, tasked with gathering such “actionable food security information.” In 2012, the organization piloted mobile Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping, or mVAM monitoring, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to collect food security data remotely via mobile phones using short surveys and interviews, SMS interaction, and an Interactive Voice Response system.”

Bridging the Gap Between Marketing and IT from Harvard Business Review

“While almost all business units, such as HR and sales, have started working more closely with IT, we have become especially interested in the marketing-IT relationship because we’ve seen firsthand just how much of marketing is increasingly powered by technology. Even the aspects of marketing that aren’t traditionally thought of as being tech-driven, such as event marketing and mail campaigns, now are.”

Sparkling constellations spinning around centers of extraction

Sparkling constellations spinning around centers of extraction

The Role of Technology in Empowering Women

The Role of Technology in Empowering Women