Monthly Archives: November, 2014

Missing #maps: nothing less than a human genome project for cities

November 13th, 2014 Posted by ICT4D 0 comments on “Missing #maps: nothing less than a human genome project for cities”

Location, location, location – it has been the founding myth of epidemiology since John Snow took addresses from cholera victims, put them on a map of London, traced the cholera outbreak to Soho and turned off the contaminated pump. And yet a century and a half after Snow’s breakthrough, cholera and other diseases continue to overrun the world. Part of the reason? A lack of basic maps.

http://bit.ly/1pRaemF

SANTE & REDUCTION DES RISQUES DE CATASTROPHES

November 12th, 2014 Posted by ICT4D 0 comments on “SANTE & REDUCTION DES RISQUES DE CATASTROPHES”

This report capitalizes on a DIPECHO programme led by Médecins du Monde in Madagascar between 2008 and 2013. Based on conceptual litterature and examples from the field, it explores links between DRR and health for a humanitarian actor.

http://bit.ly/1ulM7fF and more http://bit.ly/1EAsvYp

UNHCR App for Syrian Refugees

November 12th, 2014 Posted by ICT4D 0 comments on “UNHCR App for Syrian Refugees”

PeaceGeeks – in partnership with Affinity Bridge and GNU Co-op – has developed an app to support the 620,000+ Syrian refugees living in Jordan so they can get better access to information on critical services provided by over 60 humanitarian organizations who collectively have locations (both fixed and mobile) in over 420 areas across Jordan.

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#ICT vital to achieving U.N. #sustainability goal: ITU official

November 10th, 2014 Posted by ICT4D 0 comments on “#ICT vital to achieving U.N. #sustainability goal: ITU official”

The ICT sectors can act as a “trigger for increasing productivity and competitiveness among small-and-medium enterprises,” and also “increase literacy and engagement of people living in poverty,” which will help accomplish the SDG’s primary objective of ending “poverty in all its forms everywhere.”

http://bit.ly/1os5iUf

Mobile Phones Drive Women’s Economic Empowerment in #developingcountries

November 7th, 2014 Posted by ICT4D 0 comments on “Mobile Phones Drive Women’s Economic Empowerment in #developingcountries”

SMS on mobile phones can literally transform lives as it is a cost effective and efficient way to deliver information and skills to women entrepreneurs in rural areas.

To quote the World Bank: “Mobile applications not only empower individual users, they enrich their lifestyles and livelihoods, and boost the economy as a whole”.

http://huff.to/1qtgtb6

What the Data Revolution Means for Global #Development and #M&E

November 7th, 2014 Posted by ICT4D, M&E 0 comments on “What the Data Revolution Means for Global #Development and #M&E”

Using technology-enabled M&E effectively will allow development implementers to prove program efficacy more quickly and easily. Programs can adapt activities on the basis of real time M&E, providing more benefit to beneficiaries. Global indicators can be used to show impact throughout multiple projects. Visualizations, such as maps, can present the wealth of data collected into an easily understood form.

http://bit.ly/1oqSDkv

Smart slums: utopian or dystopian vision of the future?#ict4d

November 6th, 2014 Posted by ICT4D 0 comments on “Smart slums: utopian or dystopian vision of the future?#ict4d”

The idea of the smart city is a vision of a networked urbanism. The promise is that environmental monitoring and feedback from embedded sensors everywhere will simultaneously deliver greener and more productive cities.

The smart slum also makes sense as a way to bridge the infrastructure gap; by adding programmable intelligence to services that are extended in to slums.

http://bit.ly/13MlZ3C

 

 

Initiative Mainstreams Climate Change Issues and #ICT Solutions in Ethiopia

November 6th, 2014 Posted by ICT4D 0 comments on “Initiative Mainstreams Climate Change Issues and #ICT Solutions in Ethiopia”

CSI realises the urgency of mainstreaming climate smart information in Ethiopia to cultivate resilience to climatic shocks and to strengthen and diversify livelihoods.

It aims to improve the flow of information, availability and access, and local decision-making. The initiative will use innovative and cost-effective approaches for sharing weather warnings and market information to enhance food programme decision-making process.

http://bit.ly/1tghl2D

WB Recognises IICD’s Partner for Innovation in #Health Care for the Poor

November 5th, 2014 Posted by ICT4D 0 comments on “WB Recognises IICD’s Partner for Innovation in #Health Care for the Poor”

The project train and work with Community Health Workers (CHWs) to promote preventable health measures and provide timely, proactive healthcare to poor populations in Mali.

The MAMMA app allows CHWs to quickly collect, register and instantaneously transmit data on malaria indicators to a web-enabled database.

http://bit.ly/1ztTh4K

Challenges and Opportunities for #mHealth in Kenya

November 4th, 2014 Posted by ICT4D 0 comments on “Challenges and Opportunities for #mHealth in Kenya”

Few challenges in mHealth interventions:

Many mHealth interventions in Kenya have not yet been integrated into larger health and information technology systems due to the absence of a clear scale-up strategy in the pilot project design.

Smartphones can be expensive and beyond the purchasing power of Kenyan government institutions and individuals.

Electricity supply in Kenya is unreliable and regular electricity is mostly available only in semi-urban and urban areas.

http://bit.ly/1Qmt4vM