Cross-posted from The Stanford Social Innovation Review by Roshan Paul and Alexa Clay

This is the first in a series of interviews where we speak with leading innovators who are appropriating lessons from open source thinking—once purely the domain of the software engineer—for social change.

We first met Stephen Song through the Ashoka Globalizer program, where he …



 

How do you turn a panel discussion in Washington, DC into a global conversation?

On Friday September 16, TechChange partnered with the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) Center of Innovation: Science, Technology, and Peacebuilding and George Washington University (GWU) to host the online portion of an event on Sifting Fact from Fiction: The Role of Social Media …



Adults and adolescents with Atopic Dermatitis in the USA, expectant mothers in Ghana, young teachers in Finland and pharmacists in Uganda all have one thing in common, they are part of the growing mobile learning community, or mLearning.  Educators use cell phones, PDAs, laptops, and other mobile devices to reach students who are mobile, are isolated, lack internet access, …



We’re excited to announce that we’re partnering with the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) for this Friday’s event (9/16) on Sifting Fact from Fiction: The Role of Social Media in Conflict. Held in Washington, DC, this event will examine the power of social media for change by bringing together experts, activists, and policy-makers to look at cutting-edge tech for conflict management and peacebuilding.



We’re excited to start our online course on TC103: Tech Tools and Skills for Emergency Management. We have an incredible group of participants enrolled in the course: 46 people working in 26 countries from organizations like Mercy Corps, UNDP, Voice of America, Concern.net, German International Cooperation, Inter-American Development Bank, African Union Commission, World Pulse Media, SpanAfrica, World Vision, Plan International and more. From professors to practitioners, policy makers to …



I had the opportunity last fall to ghost write the background paper for the U.S. Institute of Peace’s Study Guide on “The Impact of New Media on Peacebuilding and Conflict Management.” This will be used for USIP’s annual high school essay contest and can be downloaded at: http://www.usip.org/programs/initiatives/national-peace-essay-contest