In the latest session of TechChange’s Mobiles for International Development class, Jessica Soklow learned about the Panic Button, the emergency Android app recently launched by Amnesty International. The app is a step in the right direction for emergency alert applications, and may prove to be useful in other types of emergency situations.
On Sunday October 26, 2014, more than three million Tunisian voters cast ballots in parliamentary elections, marking an historic milestone in the country’s remarkable transition from authoritarian rule to democracy. To support the election process, international and Tunisian civil society organizations deployed thousands of observers on Election Day.
What is Ebola contract tracing? In the context of Ebola and other emerging infectious diseases, what role can mobile phones have in helping contract tracing and why is it so hard to do?
We’re excited to be a finalist on the InTheCapital “50 on Fire” list for 2014 in the Education category! For this year’s list, InTheCapital received over 1,500 top-notch nominations for rising DC-based businesses who are “innovators, disruptors and trailblazers” and making an impact on how business is done in Washington, D.C.
Congratulations to members of our TechChange alumni community from our mHealth: Mobiles for …
To respond to the Ebola crisis, mPowering Frontline Health Workers and IntraHealth International approached TechChange to deliver a free online webinar series on “Training Health Workers for Ebola—Protection, Detection, and Response”. In these webinars, more than 15 international health organizations will share information on how to support health workers responding to Ebola. The four one-hour webinars will air on October 21, 23, 28, and 30.
Last month, we launched our very first round of TC111: Technology for Monitoring & Evaluation with a class of over 100 participants. Bringing their online learning experience offline in Zambia, several course participants met with one of the course’s guest experts to continue their technology for M&E discussions in-person.
In case you didn’t make it to the 2014 D.C. M&E Tech conference, here are a few key takeaways from the event.
As Ebola continues to ravage Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, people from all around the world are working together to stop the disease. In addition to the life saving work of medical staff, logisticians and community organizers, information and communication technology (ICT) is also playing a vital part in supporting their work. Below are six examples showing how ICT is already making a difference in the current Ebola crisis.
It’s the event that all DC edtech enthusiasts have been waiting for: TechChange is teaming up with General Assembly DC to host this month’s ICT4Drinks happy hour event!
All are welcome to attend. Free drinks will be provided for those that register and come early. We’ll also be giving away some TechChange cubebots and GA stickers!
In remembrance of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, today marks the International Day of Non-Violence. The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution in 2007 to mark October 2nd as the day to reaffirm “ ‘the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence’ and the desire ‘to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence.’ ”
This year’s Non-Violence Day is being celebrated in light of the …