All Blog Posts Tagged 'development' (649)

Brand New Self-paced Course: Introduction to Excel for Data Visualization

Excel offers an interface most people are familiar with, as well as a valuable set of features that can be utilized to meet a wide range of data analysis and visualization needs. In this course you will learn the nuts and bolts of how to use Excel functions and features including: INDEX MATCH, PivotTables, Slicers, and more. In addition, you will learn key data visualization principles that will help you optimize your data…


Added by TechChange on October 6, 2015 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Online Certificate Course in Technology for Data Visualization (Nov. 23 - Dec. 18)

Are you analyzing your data efficiently and displaying them effectively? Nearly all of us are responsible for producing reports for our colleagues, supervisors, and clients. Good data visualization is essential to analyzing your data quickly and with the greatest value.

The importance of data visualization has become apparent in the current ‘era of big data’ that we live in. Effectively visualizing data can lead to…


Added by TechChange on October 5, 2015 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Unsustainable Careers in Sustainable Development

Students passionate about building a better future are increasingly being asked to mortgage their own in return. Students share the growing burden of student debt across the country: The median level of indebtedness for a Master of Arts degree jumped from $38,000 in 2004 to $59,000 in 2012, after adjusting for inflation. But the ability to repay debts is not…


Added by TechChange on October 1, 2015 at 1:01pm — 1 Comment

Why the Digital Currency Innovation Matters to Global Development

Do you use digital currency? If you use a credit card, PayPal, or use a mobile money app to sell or buy things, then the answer is yes! There is a lot of innovation happening in the digital currency field right now and it is especially important for the global development sector. While it will be easier for more advanced financial institutions to adopt…


Added by TechChange on September 14, 2015 at 4:46pm — No Comments

What are the Tech for M&E Alumni Saying About Our Course

We are excited to start our fourth iteration of our most popular online course, Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation! We wanted to ask some of our alumni who have taken the course with us what they got from the course. Click…


Added by TechChange on September 8, 2015 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Digital Currencies in Development: A Conversation about Bitcoin’s Real-World Applications

Digital currencies, such as bitcoin, have the potential to transform the way we think about development. Though still new, global leaders are beginning to discover the power of bitcoin’s underlying technology, the blockchain, to revolutionize the way we:

  • Deliver humanitarian assistance and track foreign…

Added by TechChange on September 3, 2015 at 5:25pm — No Comments

TechChange’s newest initiative: A Diploma Program in Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation

Over the past five years, we’ve been providing skills to over 6,000 alumni in more than 170 countries. During this time, we’ve been asked by both alumni and the organizations we work with: how can they get more? As a response to the crippling costs of graduate school tuition and the desire professionals have to get the hard skills they need to be successful, we’ve created this diploma program. Read more about the diploma…


Added by TechChange on September 2, 2015 at 7:49am — No Comments

Hospitality Employees Learn Life Skills Underwater

The International Youth Foundation collaborated with Hilton Worldwide to ensure industry and brand relevance and TechChange, a technology for development company, to build colorful and fun activities to bring the online learning experience to life. IYF has a long history of adapting PTS to meet industry and…


Added by TechChange on September 1, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

PCDN Guide to Shared Spaces, Co-Working, and Local International Development Networks

By Doug Vilsack, Executive Director, Posner Center for International Development (Colorado)

Shared Space 101


The shared space movement has taken off over the past decade. …


Added by Doug Vilsack on August 20, 2015 at 1:24pm — 3 Comments

Tech for M&E Diploma Program Kick-Off Party (August 19)

We recently launched a diploma program in Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation, and we are so excited to celebrate its launch with you! And what better way to celebrate than a launch party? Join us for a "pep rally" at Local 16 complete with TechChange swag, a yearbook themed photo booth, a raffle for a free TechChange courses, and more!…


Added by TechChange on August 14, 2015 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Development: Capitalist or Sustainable?

The field of International Development has gained prominence and formal structure since the Second World War, and 20th century witnessed it being realized as the most fair and rational way to advance into the future. During the 1980s, ideas around sustainabilityand inter-generational equity were being formed and we developed the idea of 'inclusiveness' and 'inclusive development'. These ideas (and of course…


Added by Sahil Patni on July 27, 2015 at 4:43am — 1 Comment

Peace Education and Sport for Violence Reduction

Cross-Posted from original publication on the International Platform on Sport and Development:

Sport theorists have rightly cautioned against the attribution of peace to sport-based interventions, suggesting that sport’s effectiveness at furthering peace must be considered on many levels (at least: interpersonal, intercultural, and international) and contesting the…


Added by Amanda Munroe on July 8, 2015 at 6:05pm — 2 Comments

The Development Value Chain - From International to Local

I attended InterAction Forum 2015 earlier this week on behalf of PCDN (thanks to Craig Zelizer), and it was a fantastic opportunity to learn about the field of Development as a young professional only a few months in. In addition to learning, the…


Added by Sahil Patni on June 27, 2015 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Opportunity: Become a Global Development Reporter with Global South Development Magazine!

Original and updated entry can be found here:

Do you love writing and/or photography and want to raise issues that matter to you? Do you want to be part of a thriving global community of development reporters and community activists? Then we offer you a stepping stone.  Come join…


Added by Manoj Bhusal on June 4, 2015 at 1:52am — No Comments

Final Call for Applications: Online Certificate Course in Gender-based Violence Training - 5th June - 6th July 2015

Course Description:

Gender-based violence (GBV) has been recognized as a cross-cutting issue affecting the lives of victims from a diversity of dimensions including culture, education, health, economy, psychology, livelihoods and political participation. In fact, violence against women and girls was chosen as one of the critical areas of action following the Beijing Conference. This presents a key opportunity for different players, including government…


Added by Prince Devison on June 2, 2015 at 7:15am — No Comments

Online Certificate Course on Technology for Data Visualization (discount for PCDN members)

Are you analyzing your data efficiently and displaying them effectively? Nearly all of us are responsible for producing reports for our colleagues, supervisors, and clients. Good data visualization is essential to analyzing your data quickly and with the greatest value.

The importance of data visualization has become apparent in the current ‘era of…


Added by TechChange on May 18, 2015 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Reflections on Peacebuilding, Democratization and Securitization

Today I have the pleasure of attending the first of three days of the Alliance for Peacebuliding  annual conference on Peacebuilding and Democracy in a Turbulent World (I should…


Added by Craig Zelizer on May 13, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

How Technology is Fighting Sexual Harassment in India

Technology has been known to facilitate anonymous harassment online, but in India a non-profit organization is using mobile apps to fight harassment on the streets. Read more…


Added by TechChange on May 6, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Online Certificate Course on Mobiles for International Development (May 11 - June 5, 2015) Discount for PCDN members

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 a variety of global challenges. This four-week online professional development certificate course, which has been featured in the…


Added by TechChange on May 4, 2015 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Apply Now: Online Certificate Course TC344: 3D Printing for Social Good, May 4 - 29 (Discount for PCDN members)

3D printing is primed to change our physical world. As 3D printers become more sophisticated and affordable and a number of patents expire, their potential to assist in response to global development and humanitarian challenges increases dramatically. Already 3D printers have been used to print low-cost soft-tissue prosthetics and medical supplies like customized…


Added by TechChange on April 23, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

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