Mapping for International Development

March 02, 2015 - March 27, 2015

Technology for mapmaking is redefining international development. In this four-week online course, users will learn from leading experts how to leverage open data in OpenStreetMap, make beautiful maps in MapBox, map a crisis in Ushahidi, and manage projects with Palantir and Tomnod.

Norman Shamas - Facilitator

mHealth - Mobile Phones for Public Health

March 30, 2015 - April 25, 2015

This four-week online certificate course will focus on building mHealth skills that revolutionize approaches to patient care and management, point-of-care support, health education, remote monitoring, diagnostics, supply chain management & logistics and more.

Kendra Keith - Facilitator

Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation

April 20, 2015 - May 15, 2015

How do you use technology to get insight from information? Whether you work for a small nonprofit, large government agency, or private sector firm, the demand to capture and visualize quantifiable results has never been greater. This four week online certificate course will focus on building skills and strategies to better collect, manage, analyze and visualize data using a variety of ICT tools.

Norman Shamas - Facilitator

Mobiles for International Development

May 11, 2015 - June 05, 2015

The mobile phone is rapidly bringing communication to the most remote areas of the world. NGOs, governments and companies alike are beginning to realize the potential of this ubiquitous tool to address social challenges. This four-week online professional development certificate course will explore successful applications of mobile phone use that facilitate economic transactions, support public health campaigns and connect learners to educational content.

Kendra Keith - Facilitator

Technology for Disaster Response

May 18, 2015 - June 12, 2015

This four-week online professional development certificate course will explore how new communication and mapping technologies are being used to respond to disasters, create early warning mechanisms, improve coordination efforts, and much more.

Timo Luege - Facilitator

Technology for Conflict Management and Peacebuilding

Fall 2014

In this four-week certificate course, participants will explore how mapping, social media, and mobile telephones can effectively support the work of conflict prevention and management. The course will feature case studies from Kenya, Syria, Uganda, and Myanmar among others.

Charles Martin-Shields - Facilitator

Gender, Technology, and Social Change

Fall 2015

With the spread of the Internet and mobile devices, technology empowerment frequently determines the ability of vulnerable individuals to find employment, participate in politics, achieve higher education, and operate as equal members of society. But technology alone is often not enough to serve as a leveling force, and at times, often reinforces existing societal divisions.

3D Printing for Social Good

Fall 2015

3D printing is primed to change our physical world. This new technology is set to revolutionize the way that we make products by bringing factory to the people and ushering in a new era of innovation and creativity in manufacturing, with incredible implications for international development, humanitarian response, and more.

Gabe Krieshok - Facilitator

On Demand Courses

Mobile Data Solutions

This two hour interactive self-paced online course developed by the Global Development Lab at USAID, FHI360, and TechChange explores how mobile technologies can be used to more effectively collect and disseminate data in order to better meet development goals. Access this full course for free from anywhere with an internet connection and anytime no matter your time zone.

Gender in Political Transition Environments

How do gender considerations impact program outcomes? How can we use an awareness of gender to design and implement effective programs for development? This self-paced training, created in partnership with the Gender Working Group at USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives explores such questions, providing a foundation for understanding gender integration in political transition environments.

Introduction to Mobile Money

This self-paced online course, developed and delivered by the Mobile Solutions team at USAID, QED, and TechChange, includes over 2 hours of dynamic content informed by the best thinking in the field. Access this full course for free from anywhere with an internet connection and anytime no matter your time zone.

The Art of Advocacy

This self-paced online course, developed in partnership the Office of Transition Initiatives at USAID is a 90-minute course highlighting strategies and ideas for managing successful advocacy campaigns. It is part of a larger suite of tools and resources for strengthening the civil society sector. Access this full course for free from anywhere with an internet connection and anytime no matter your time zone.

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