Check out how Mira Gupta, one of the star alumna of our courses on Mapping for International Development and Technology for Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), used her just-in-time TechChange trainings to develop her team’s maternal and neonatal health project in Ghana.



By Timo Luege, TC103: Tech Tools and Skills for Emergency Management facilitator

As technology for disaster response evolves, digital mapping is playing an increasingly important role in helping emergency managers in humanitarian emergency response operations. When considering the best tools and skills to respond to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, earlier this year, Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) sent …



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.



How does the GDELT Global Dashboard work and what can peacebuilding practitioners get out of using GDELT’s event data? Check out TC109: Tech for Conflict Management & Peacebuilding course facilitator Charles Martin-Shields in his recent post in “Insight on Conflict”.



There are several ways in which today’s social media can be leveraged to prevent and manage conflict. Read some of these ways from TechChange alumna, Ramona Kundt.



One month since the mass kidnapping without the rescue of the 300 Nigerian girls, do we need to take a different approach beyond globally embracing a hashtag on social media? Will #BringBackOurGirls be just another campaign we forget about once the next celebrity scandal becomes breaking news?



Basic mapping software can actually be quite accessible, even with very little technical training. Check out how Sairah Yusuf created this map of the countries and locations of participants of an international training camp held by Generations For Peace (GFP) in November 2013 (Amman Camp 2013).



Mapping for International Development alumnus, Bob Corbett, walks us through his process in building a digital map of Bangladesh’s flood-prone areas using digital mapping tools such as QGIS and MapBox’s TileMill and CartoCSS.



As Syria’s civil war draws close to its third anniversary, actionable data for foreign aid workers remains scarce. Although the conflict has seen the birth of civilian reporting agencies (warning, graphic content) which have uploaded more YouTube videos than CBS News, CNN, Fox News, ABC News and the Associated Press combined, basic questions about where humanitarian aid is most needed and which delivery routes are safest remain …



The release of the South Sudan Ushahidi map has spurred an online dialogue on the possibilities and challenges of how we understand crowdsourcing, big data, and technology for conflict management and peacebuilding. Read on to see how we make use of emerging data and technology tools in pursuit of peace and stability.