Do you think that people are inherently creative? That the more, the merrier and smarter? That listening to many solution for a given problem, then filtering out the best ones, is a feasible and worthwhile endeavor? If you've answered yes to these questions, then crowdsourcing is … [Read more...] about Don’t call it a comeback: Crowsourcing in development
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Last February, at the same time Rescue's CEO was making the media rounds, AirBnB announced that they would contribute USD 4 million to the International Rescue Committee to support the world's population in critical situations of displacement. This is not the first time … [Read more...] about Airbnb your place to refugees, thanks to RESCUE.org
In a similar fashion as mobile-first populations, I could argue there is such a group as the "mobile health-first". This group is characterized by people living where access to in person medical services, with a physician, is a luxury. Of course, with the pace of change we are … [Read more...] about Test pilot this community health data quality toolkit
Blockchain is not money for hackers. It is the technology behind Bitcoin, a decentralized currency whose critical innovation is the fact that anyone can verify any transaction ever made with each unit. Ultimately, this creates a massive, public, chain of data where everyone … [Read more...] about All aboard the Blockchain train! Next stop: International Development
On a fateful evening last Thursday, January 26th, the Scale X Design Challenge completed its run with the awards ceremony. Three winners, taken from over 70 applications, were chosen among 15 finalists from across the globe. Devex features a review by Michelle … [Read more...] about Design poverty solutions with scale at the core, win prizes!
For people in El Salvador (among others), there is a much more prescient analogy for a snow ball effect: the mudslide. Unstable terrain can easily teeter into disaster if rain comes down in large enough volumes. But just like a snow ball, a mudslide can be foreseen when it's just … [Read more...] about Creating Early Warning Systems From The Internet Of Things (IoT)