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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

#PeaceTech Review: A Preview of Promise

The most recent issue of “Building Peace,” a publication of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, on #PeaceTech doesn’t dwell on “what” is being built in technology for peace, but rather examining “how” the peacetech space is operating. And that’s a good…


Added by TechChange on April 21, 2015 at 12:09pm — No Comments

The Case for Gender Data

Data is a crucial component of any program or intervention. It justifies the need for a specific program, show its effectiveness, and allows us to improve it through evaluation. But this important information tells us little if more than half of the population is missing or misrepresented, so we need to start looking at data with a gender lens. Read more…


Added by TechChange on April 17, 2015 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Tech for M&E Online Course Sneak Peek: Dow Maneerattana of World Resources Institute

Open data has been a popular topic in international development recently, but what about the evaluation of open data programs? We are excited to welcome Dow Maneerattana from World Resources Institute (WRI) to our upcoming…


Added by TechChange on April 14, 2015 at 3:35pm — No Comments

3 Essential Elements to Integrate Tech in M&E

Simply including technology in your M&E plan does not lead to better M&E. This was the mantra as I started …


Added by TechChange on April 8, 2015 at 2:18pm — No Comments

How mHealth is Evolving into Phone Extensions and Wearables

When we interviewed Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus, at the 2013 mHealth Summit, he said that mobile phones are the “Aladdin’s lamp for healthcare”, a statement that still rings true today. Two years after that interview, we take a look at how digital health is beginning to expand beyond mobile phones. Mobile phones – especially smartphones –…


Added by TechChange on March 27, 2015 at 11:45am — No Comments

The Top 3 Opportunities for mHealth, a $42.12 Billion Industry by 2020

According to …


Added by TechChange on March 26, 2015 at 11:20am — No Comments

Training Health Workers for Ebola Response and Community Support: Second Webinar Series

Since the launch of the first free Training Health Workers for Ebola webinar series in October 2014, we have seen hundreds of members of the global health community…


Added by TechChange on March 24, 2015 at 11:19am — No Comments

3 MWC15 Takeaways for the Developing World

Last week, tens of thousands of participants and over 2,000 exhibitors gathered at the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona to launch and share the latest advances in mobile technology, wearables, virtual reality, gadgets, robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT), devices, 5G, and more. …


Added by TechChange on March 13, 2015 at 11:41am — No Comments

Online Certificate Course on mHealth: Mobile Phones for Public Health (March 30 - April 25, 2015)

In 2015, the number of global cell-phone subscriptions will surpass the number of people on this earth. Increasingly, Ministries of Health, companies, NGOs, and various bilateral and multilateral donors are looking to mobile phones as part of a solution for responding to these challenges.…


Added by TechChange on March 4, 2015 at 3:23pm — No Comments

New Animation for Peace: Pass It On

What are tangible ways to promote peace in local communities? How can peacebuilding practices effectively spread beyond borders? What are the best ways to encourage tolerance and responsible citizenship to avoid wars? These are the issues Generations For…


Added by TechChange on March 2, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Discount for PCDN members - Online certificate course in Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation

Are you in need of strategies for collecting data and managing metrics more effectively? What are the best ways to visualize and report this data? Do you want to learn about the latest technologies for M&E for proposals and projects in their early stages?



Added by TechChange on March 2, 2015 at 11:54am — No Comments

3 Lessons Learned in Our Last Mapping course

In June 2014, we wrapped up the second round of our Mapping for International Development…


Added by TechChange on February 27, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Putting Global Crises on the Map Using Social Media Data and ArcGIS

How can mapping the geolocations of tweets tell a story about global atrocities? How can digital mapping be integrated as a learning tool for university classes? As part of his final project for TechChange’s online course, …


Added by TechChange on February 26, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The End of Boring PDFs? Three Lessons in Creating the New Organizational Guide to ICT4D

Applying technology solutions to the challenges of international development requires organizational change more than new gadgets. That’s why we were thrilled to launch our new…


Added by TechChange on February 24, 2015 at 12:35pm — No Comments

TechChange Alumna Launches Mapping Project for Maternal and Neonatal Health in Ghana


Mira Gupta, one of the star alumna of our courses on Mapping for International Development and…


Added by TechChange on February 16, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Regulation or Education? Improving Drones for Development

Last week while U.S. national security was struggling with what to do with drones in Washington DC, the first-ever Drones for Good Challenge in Dubai sought to “find the best uses of drones to public services and improving people’s lives.”…


Added by TechChange on February 11, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Free Webinar on Ebola and Mobile Data Collection: Joel Selanikio on Magpi in Sierra Leone

What role can a mobile data collection app like Magpi have in fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone and other countries? How can Magpi address prevention, contact tracing, treatment and other…


Added by TechChange on February 10, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

ENROLL NOW: Mapping for International Development online certificate course (Early bird rates end Friday, February 13)

Hello PCDN community,

If you've ever wondered how digital mapping is helping international development and peacebuilding efforts, this is your chance to find out! We are excited to offer an updated online course on mapping for international development that begins on March 2.

Check out the course details below and enroll now to lock in the early bird…


Added by TechChange on February 9, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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