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Using Mobile Technology to Better Prepare, Communicate, and Keep Informed during Emergencies

The United States, like many societies, has become increasingly attached and sometimes dependent upon mobile technology and smartphones. Knowing this, how can we use this technology to stay better informed, to communicate better, establish better emergency planning, and stay calmer…

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Added by TechChange on November 19, 2014 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Tech Tools and Skills for Emergency Management online certificate course (Nov 24 - Dec 19) with Discount Coupon Code

This four-week online professional development certificate course will explore how new communication and mapping technologies are being used to respond to disasters, create early warning mechanisms, improve relief coordination efforts and much more. From the ongoing Ebola crisis to the recent Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and recovery efforts in…

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Added by TechChange on November 17, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Towards Standardized Hashtags in Disaster Response

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all public social media messages in a disaster would come with a flag that identifies them as relevant? The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is trying to pave the way for that with the brand new …

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Added by TechChange on November 13, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

Ebola Webinar Series Brings Together 550 Participants from over 70 Countries

We recently broadcasted the Training…

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Added by TechChange on November 12, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Lessons Learned Piloting a mHealth Project in Senegal

Our mHealth alumna reflected on a field mission she undertook in July 2014 where she visited one of Handicap International Federation’s HIV and disability projects being implemented in the region of Ziguinchor in the South of Senegal. Read more about the lessons she learned…

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Added by TechChange on November 12, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Can the “Panic Button” Android Emergency App Protect Activists and Prevent Sexual Violence?

In the latest session of TechChange’s “Tech for International Crisis Response and Good Governance” class, Jessica Soklow learned about the Panic Button, the emergency Android…

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Added by TechChange on November 12, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

TechChange Alumnus Launches mHealth App to Correctly Prescribe Antiretrovirals for HIV

Treating HIV with antriretroviral treatment (ARV) medication can be very challenging, given how complicated it can be to dispense these pills correctly. To help clinicians to correctly prescribe antiretrovirals, Dr. Musaed Abrahams, an alumnus of our …

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Added by TechChange on November 11, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Challenges and Opportunities for mHealth in Kenya

In our previous mHealth course, Pratyaya Mitra asked his colleague and classmate, Debjeet Sen about the state of mHealth in Kenya. Read about the challenges and opportunities for mHealth in Kenya…

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Added by TechChange on November 11, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

I Watch Trains Tunisian Election Observers Online

On October 26, 2014, more than three million Tunisian voters cast ballots in parliamentary elections, marking an historic milestone in the country’s remarkable transition from authoritarian rule to democracy. To support the election process, international and Tunisian…

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Added by TechChange on November 7, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

TechChange Finalist for InTheCapital “50 on Fire” 2014 List

We’re excited to be a finalist on the InTheCapital “50 on Fire” list for 2014 in the Education…

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Added by TechChange on November 7, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

Why Haven’t Mobiles Solved the Problem of Ebola Contact Tracing Yet?

What is Ebola contract tracing? In the context of Ebola and other emerging infectious diseases, what role can mobile phones have in helping contract tracing and why is it so hard to do? Read more …

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Added by TechChange on November 6, 2014 at 11:41am — No Comments

Free Ebola Webinar Series: “Training Health Workers for Ebola—Protection, Detection, and Response”

To respond to the ebola crisis, mPowering Frontline Health Workers and …

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Added by TechChange on October 20, 2014 at 11:02am — No Comments

M&E Technology Meeting in Zambia Connects Online Learning Offline

Last month, we launched our very first round of TC111: Technology for Monitoring & Evaluation with a class of over…

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Added by TechChange on October 17, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

3 Takeaways from the 2014 M&E Tech Conference in D.C.

On September 25 and 26, over 200 development practitioners and technologists filled FHI 360’s conference rooms and hallways in Washington D.C. to discuss the intersection between technology and monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

In case you didn’t…

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Added by TechChange on October 15, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

6 Ways Technology is Helping to Fight Ebola

By Timo Luege, TC103: Tech Tools and Skills for Emergency Management facilitator

As Ebola continues to ravish Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, people from all around…

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Added by TechChange on October 8, 2014 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Technology Solutions Designed to Prevent Atrocities

We’re very excited to welcome Michael Kleinman as one of our expert guest speakers in …

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Added by TechChange on October 2, 2014 at 2:55pm — No Comments

When Social Media Broadcasts Both Peace and Conflict

How can social media help peacebuilders in an information environment? What does the ‪#‎NotInMyName‬ campaign…

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Added by TechChange on September 30, 2014 at 11:29am — No Comments

GDELT Global Dashboard: Big Data for Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

The Global Database of Events, Language and Tone (GDELT) is a database of all the news events related to conflict and political protest dating back to 1979. 



How can conflict managers, mediators, and peace builders use this information to promote…

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Added by TechChange on September 25, 2014 at 12:09pm — No Comments

The Role of Ethics in Using ICTs for Peacebuilding

TechChange COO Chris Neu is fond of pointing out that in social change, technology is only 10% of the equation while the rest is about the humans using that technology. That 10% is a…

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Added by TechChange on September 23, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Tech for Conflict Management & Peacebuilding online course (Discount available for PCDN members)

Course date: October 6 - October 31 

TC109: …

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Added by TechChange on September 23, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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