Vroom: mobile education for Syrian youth

Since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011, more than 3.7 million Syrian children have been born in Syria, and have either stayed in their country or fled as refugees. They’ve been raised in a region rife with conflict, forced to grow up in an environment where the only constant is instability. Military… Continue reading Vroom: mobile education for Syrian youth

How Facebook is changing humanitarian relief

Last month, a bombing in Somalia killed over 300 people. The attack took place in a busy intersection, targeting civilians across all walks of life. Chaos ensued as family members and friends began the daunting task of tracking down their loved ones. Amid the confusion, social media stepped in to bring answers and assist in… Continue reading How Facebook is changing humanitarian relief

Nigeria: A tech hub for women

When talking about a city that is breaking gender stereotypes in the tech world, Lagos, Nigeria may not be the first place that comes to mind. But the Nigeria-based, rapidly growing startup Andela is hoping to change that. Founded in 2014, Andela is building a network of tech entrepreneurs across Africa by providing resources and… Continue reading Nigeria: A tech hub for women

Drones with purpose

Just over 15 years ago, the US first used a drone in a targeted killing in the Middle East. In the decade since, drone use within the military has only proliferated. Drone warfare is a controversial and highly debated topic, and it has cultivated an atmosphere of weariness around the conversation of drone technology as… Continue reading Drones with purpose

How Technology is Making Humanitarian Aid More Transparent

A New Way to Distribute Aid Earlier this month Start Network, an organization comprised of 42 aid agencies, announced a partnership with a new foreign aid distribution platform, Disberse. Disberse started last year as a platform for donors, governments and NGOs to more effectively track where their funds and resources are being implemented. Through a… Continue reading How Technology is Making Humanitarian Aid More Transparent