Tech-backed education

UNICEF and the UNHRC recently launched The Humanitarian Education Accelerators, an initiative aimed at funding and training education-focused grassroots organizations in the region. By specifically highlighting groups that are technology-based, the initiative is emphasizing the efficiency they believe technology will bring to education systems around the world. The Humanitarian Education Accelerators initiative is divided into… Continue reading Tech-backed education

Adapting to online propaganda in Iran

Iranian government propaganda is adapting to the digital age. A recent outpouring of videos released on Apparat (an Iranian version of Youtube) demonstrates the new role technology is playing in spreading the message of the far right within the country. While the content of the videos vary, the general message remains consistent: American foreign policy… Continue reading Adapting to online propaganda in Iran

Reproductive apps — creative solutions to the global gag rule

Global crises surrounding refugees, famine and climate change are on the rise, but so are grassroots solutions aimed at helping at-risk populations. As we discussed last week on this blog, there are already many tech solutions being implemented in Africa to help combat famine.   Another hot button issue is the implementation of the Mexico… Continue reading Reproductive apps — creative solutions to the global gag rule

Refugees and tech – what works and what doesn’t?

In our post last Wednesday we talked about the tech industry’s response to the refugee crisis. While many of these initiatives have made headlines, not everyone is sold on the solutions. Today we wanted to explore some of these issues.   Last month the UNHCR published an article entitled, “Is your app the best way… Continue reading Refugees and tech – what works and what doesn’t?