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Open Data and Transparent Value Chains in Agriculture: A Review of the Literature
November 2, 2017

Open Data and Transparent Value Chains in Agriculture: A Review of the ...

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"In the context of smallholder agriculture, which contains a large and at times complicated number of value chain actors, unequal access to information leads certain actors to be on the losing end of the transactions that take place within the ...

GIS Support for the 2016 MSF Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign in Kinshasa
November 1, 2017

GIS Support for the 2016 MSF Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign in Kinshasa

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"Based on the interviews, it is possible to conclude that GIS support was a very important enabler - although not a critical factor - in the vaccination campaign. GIS support allowed MSF staff to complete their work more quickly, more safely and ...

Assessing How Agricultural Technologies Can Change Gender Dynamics and Food Security - A Three-Part Toolkit
October 31, 2017

Assessing How Agricultural Technologies Can Change Gender Dynamics and Food ...

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The INGENAES toolkit, developed by Cultural Practice, LLC, introduces a methodology that is designed to aid practitioners and researchers in assessing whether agricultural technologies they are planning to introduce or promote are ...

Defining and Building a Data Use Culture
October 30, 2017

Defining and Building a Data Use Culture

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"Countries and organizations can improve health outcomes by introducing interventions or technologies that put the right information at the right time in the hands of the right people so they can make better decisions."

Evolving an Open E-Governance Index for Network Societies
October 25, 2017

Evolving an Open E-Governance Index for Network Societies

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"Despite the proliferation of different ICT indices, the OeGI has unique features: (1) it measures the extent to which civil society groups utilise ICTs to ensure their participation in societal steering; and (2) it measures the extent of ...

Going to Scale with ICTs for Agriculture
October 18, 2017

Going to Scale with ICTs for Agriculture

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"...These technological applications are capable of reaching hundreds of millions of smallholder farmers and stakeholders in rural areas, acting as a catalyst for positive change and in achieving the SDGs...." This series of seven case studies ...

Digital Health for Systems: Strengthening Family Planning Systems Through Time and Resource Efficiencies
October 18, 2017

Digital Health for Systems: Strengthening Family Planning Systems Through ...

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This brief summarises the experience and evidence for the most commonly used digital health technologies aimed at supporting health systems and service delivery for family planning around the world. Digital health has been identified as a ...

How to Use Social Media to Better Engage People Affected by Crises
October 16, 2017

How to Use Social Media to Better Engage People Affected by Crises

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"Existing studies show that digital communications channels can be critical before, during and after natural disasters, crises and armed conflicts, to save lives and reduce suffering (e.g. by disseminating of early warning messages and safety ...

The Potential of Social Media Intelligence to Improve People's Lives: Social Media Data   for Good
October 4, 2017

The Potential of Social Media Intelligence to Improve People's Lives: Social ...

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Developed with support from Facebook, this report from the Governance Lab (GovLab) explores the premise that data - and, in particular, the data and analytical expertise held by social media companies - may provide for a new type of intelligence ...

Gender and Information Communication Technology (ICT) Survey Toolkit
October 3, 2017

Gender and Information Communication Technology (ICT) Survey Toolkit

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The Gender and ICT Survey Toolkit provides a set of resources for obtaining a landscape assessment of gender and information and communication technology (ICT), providing organisations wanting to use mobile technology in their humanitarian and ...

#WhatWomenWant
October 2, 2017

#WhatWomenWant

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"#WhatWomenWant: a resourced, inclusive, democratic and community-led platform where many can speak, amplify one another's voices, and translate this momentum into thought leadership, coordination, and accountability."

Innovations in Mobile Birth Registration: Insights from Tigo Tanzania and Telenor Pakistan
September 28, 2017

Innovations in Mobile Birth Registration: Insights from Tigo Tanzania and ...

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"The ability to prove one’s identity is essential to securing a number of life-enhancing services such as healthcare, education, financial services, connectivity and social protections."  This GSMA report addresses the need of an estimated ...

Tools, Platforms and Mechanisms to Support Accountability to Disaster-Affected Populations in the Philippines
September 25, 2017

Tools, Platforms and Mechanisms to Support Accountability to ...

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"Active community participation was undeniably missing in the conceptualisation, implementation and monitoring of the accountability platforms developed in response to Typhoon Haiyan." This Making All Voices Count research report assesses the ...

GSMA mHealth Gender Toolkit - Key Principles and Tips for Reaching Women
September 20, 2017

GSMA mHealth Gender Toolkit - Key Principles and Tips for Reaching Women

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“Women represent an untapped business opportunity in mHealth, with direct and indirect commercial benefits for the mobile industry.”

Voice or Chatter? Making ICTs Work for Transformative Engagement
September 20, 2017

Voice or Chatter? Making ICTs Work for Transformative Engagement

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"Digital choices for democracy can empower or disempower citizens; can present citizens with real alternatives for equality, thereby deepening democracy; or [can] prove costly for both individual citizens and the polity as a whole."

Protecting Children on the Move in Asia through Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Social Media
September 18, 2017

Protecting Children on the Move in Asia through Information and ...

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"In a region with more mobile phones than people,...digital growth in Southeast Asia presents opportunities for children on the move to make informed decisions prior to migration and could help to prevent children from moving alone or being ...

DataWinners
September 13, 2017

DataWinners

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Launched in January 2012, DataWinners is an online, do-it-yourself mobile data collection service for organisations in the developing world, designed by Human Network International (HNI). Using the service, organisations transform paper forms ...

Digital Tools and Improving Women's Safety and Access to Support Services
September 8, 2017

Digital Tools and Improving Women's Safety and Access to Support Services

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"The literature on (non-digital and digital) ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) and women and girls' empowerment is relatively large, but most studies focus on women's economic empowerment, and these rarely draw connections between ...

Digital Tools and Changing Behaviour in Relation to Violence against Women
September 7, 2017

Digital Tools and Changing Behaviour in Relation to Violence against Women

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What are the most effective tools developed for digital platforms (social media, mobile phone apps and websites) that have been successful in changing behaviour in relation to violence against women? Violence against women and girls (VAWG) ...

Guide to Investigative Web Research
August 29, 2017

Guide to Investigative Web Research

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This introductory guide to investigative web research (IWR) was created by The Engine Room, an international organisation working to help activists, organisations, and other social change agents make the most of data and technology to increase ...

A Citizenship in Crisis: Voice, Welfare and Other Contestations in the Digital State
August 28, 2017

A Citizenship in Crisis: Voice, Welfare and Other Contestations in the ...

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"The primacy of the digital over the offline, in a scenario where digital access disparities are stark, has meant that traditional forms of collective representation and action fall by the wayside and are not given their fair due - to emerge, ...

ReMiND Project: Midterm Evaluation Summary
August 22, 2017

ReMiND Project: Midterm Evaluation Summary

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Using mobile phone-based health technology (mHealth) in Uttar Pradesh (UP), India, the Reducing Maternal and Newborn Deaths Project (ReMiND) aims to increase the adoption of key maternal newborn and child health practices by improving the ...

Reducing Maternal and Newborn Deaths (ReMiND)
August 22, 2017

Reducing Maternal and Newborn Deaths (ReMiND)

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"What was really eye-opening was that with the phone, the illiterate ASHA, who seemed overwhelmed and a bit lost, was transformed to someone with increased skills and confidence, who was effective in her work and respected in her community. - ...

Democratic Accountability in the Digital Age
August 22, 2017

Democratic Accountability in the Digital Age

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This paper summarises the key issues in the current digital governance scenario in India. It focuses on emerging technological practices in government and articulates the gaps in current legal-policy measures necessary to promote participatory ...

Development and Access to Information
August 11, 2017

Development and Access to Information

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"Can access to information create more socially and economically inclusive societies? ....[H]w can we capitalize on the strengths of the information society to help combat poverty and inequality, make governments more transparent and accountable, ...

Participatory Video and the Pacifica Mamas: A Pilot Project
August 2, 2017

Participatory Video and the Pacifica Mamas: A Pilot Project

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"Emerging literature highlights that in the Pacific, the use of participatory video (PV)...can be employed as a tool to empower communities to have agency over their media outputs, meaning that they have full control of the content creation, ...

Open Development: Access to Information and the Sustainable Development Goals
July 31, 2017

Open Development: Access to Information and the Sustainable Development Goals

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"The effective implementation of RTI [the right to information] is a prerequisite for the effective participation of the population and their ability to have a voice, which are necessary for democratic societies."

The mAgri Design Toolkit - User-centered Design for Mobile Agriculture
July 31, 2017

The mAgri Design Toolkit - User-centered Design for Mobile Agriculture

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"By integrating a deep understanding of the user when designing or adapting an mAgri product, service providers can drive successful innovation in the mAgri sector and generate services that can be commercialized faster and become more widely ...

ICT in Agriculture: Connecting Smallholders to Knowledge, Networks, and Institutions (Updated Edition)
July 27, 2017

ICT in Agriculture: Connecting Smallholders to Knowledge, Networks, and ...

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“Information and communication technology (ICT) has always mattered in agriculture. Ever since people have grown crops, raised livestock, and caught fish, they have sought information from one another. Today, ICT represents a tremendous ...

Handbook on Data Protection in Humanitarian Action
July 18, 2017

Handbook on Data Protection in Humanitarian Action

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Published as part of the Brussels Privacy Hub (BPH) and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)'s Data Protection in Humanitarian Action project, this resource is designed for the staff of humanitarian organisations involved in processing ...

Digital Reach
July 10, 2017

Digital Reach

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Working with 12 delivery partners, Nominet Trust is supporting six pilot projects in the United Kingdom (UK) to test a range of new models to meaningfully improve the digital skills, confidence, and resilience of young people aged 15-24 who lack ...

Lost in Translation: The Misinformed Journey of Migrants Across Italy
July 10, 2017

Lost in Translation: The Misinformed Journey of Migrants Across Italy

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"No matter the timeframe of their stay in Italy, or the purpose of their journeys, refugees and migrants demonstrate complex information needs about their ever-changing situation, which require a dynamic response with buy-in from all implicated ...

Hollaback!
July 7, 2017

Hollaback!

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"We've got your back. By sharing your story, you change the way people talk about and understand harassment." Hollaback! is an international movement seeking to end harassment in public spaces. Its website invites women to share narratives (and ...

Open Data in the Philippines: An Issue of Access and Awareness
July 6, 2017

Open Data in the Philippines: An Issue of Access and Awareness

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...in these existing attempts to elevate citizen engagement and amplify citizen voice through transparency and access to data and information, whose voices are being heard? Whose data is it, anyway? And ultimately, who benefits from the data?"

The 12 Essentials for System Change
June 30, 2017

The 12 Essentials for System Change

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"To imagine that meaningful interaction can be retrofitted into the existing, well-established systems and structures falls short of a 'revolution'. Revolutions denote a change in power dynamics, which is happening as people affected by disaster ...

Vaccination Resilience: Building and Sustaining Confidence in and Demand for Vaccination
June 30, 2017

Vaccination Resilience: Building and Sustaining Confidence in and Demand for ...

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"In our noisy social media and peer advice overwhelming environment filled with conflicting vaccine narratives, building vaccination resilience is key to minimizing the development of hesitancy and ensuring that immunization programs are not ...

Bubble filters and custom truths: how do you get out of them?
June 27, 2017

Bubble filters and custom truths: how do you get out of them?

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Author:  Soraya Carvajal B., June 27 2017 - In 2010 Eli Pariser began his research on bubble filters thanks to his interest in meeting different people, which would challenge him in his way of thinking. So, trying to keep the exchange of ...

Citizen Participation and the Rise of the Open Source City in Spain
June 23, 2017

Citizen Participation and the Rise of the Open Source City in Spain

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"Although the scheme may be simple, we believe that it already features most of the components of a new democratic participation in the digital age." This research brief from IT for Change via Making All Voices Count looks at initiatives that ...

Integrated Social Behavior Change Communication to Improve Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition Practices
June 15, 2017

Integrated Social Behavior Change Communication to Improve Maternal, Infant, ...

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This technical brief describes the social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) approach used by the Empowering the New Generation to Improve Nutrition and Economic Opportunities (ENGINE) project, a multisector nutrition project implemented ...

Digital Technologies for Resilience Inventory
June 12, 2017

Digital Technologies for Resilience Inventory

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"Resilience is the capacity of individuals, communities and systems to survive, adapt, and grow in the face of stress and shocks, and even transform when conditions require it. Building resilience is about making people, communities and systems ...

Una Hakika Project
May 24, 2017

Una Hakika Project

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Una Hakika (which means “Are you sure?” in Swahili) is a mobile-phone-based information service that helps to address false rumours contributing to intercommunal conflict in Kenya. Una Hakika began in the Tana Delta, an area with a history of ...

PASSA Youth: Participatory Approach for Safe Shelter and Settlements Awareness [Manual]
May 19, 2017

PASSA Youth: Participatory Approach for Safe Shelter and Settlements ...

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This manual is for use by National Societies of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) wishing to use PASSA Youth in their programmes. As detailed at Related Summaries, below, the Participatory Approach for ...

Participatory Approach for Safe Shelter Awareness (PASSA) Youth
May 19, 2017

Participatory Approach for Safe Shelter Awareness (PASSA) Youth

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"If PASSA Youth is systematically and correctly used it will bring about behavioural change. For this to happen youth need to take full ownership of the process which will happen if they are treated as autonomous beings and not as children ...

Human Rights Defenders under Threat - A Shrinking Space for Civil Society
May 19, 2017

Human Rights Defenders under Threat - A Shrinking Space for Civil Society

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This report is part of Amnesty International's global advocacy campaign Brave, launched to combat measures by authoritarian leaders and other actors (state and non-state) with power to threaten and attack human rights defenders (HRDs) and shrink ...

Zika Communication Mapping
May 16, 2017

Zika Communication Mapping

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This mapping tool is designed to support country-level coordination in Zika communication in 4 Latin American countries: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. Developed by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative ...

Vibrant Information for Just, Prosperous, and Inclusive Societies
May 16, 2017

Vibrant Information for Just, Prosperous, and Inclusive Societies

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"People need to generate, access, engage with, and disseminate high-quality news and information in order to make informed decisions, hold those in power accountable, and take actions that will improve their lives. This paper describes IREX's new ...

Vienna Vaccine Safety Initiative (ViVI)
May 11, 2017

Vienna Vaccine Safety Initiative (ViVI)

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ViVI was founded in 2008 in Vienna, Austria, as an international think tank aiming to promote evidence-based vaccine safety research and communication, and has since been registered as an international non-governmental organisation (NGO). ViVI ...

Grounding Innovation in Pacific Media and Communication for Development Projects
May 10, 2017

Grounding Innovation in Pacific Media and Communication for Development Projects

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"The communicative ecologies approach grounds our analysis of innovation, sustainability, and strategy in local contexts, enabling us to explore how the spread of digital technologies is being integrated into Pacific media and communication ...

Crowdsourcing Citizen Feedback on District Development in Ghana Using Interactive Voice  Response Surveys
May 10, 2017

Crowdsourcing Citizen Feedback on District Development in Ghana Using ...

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"In Ghana, as in most countries, there is no systematic or easy way to provide inputs on citizen satisfaction and preferences to decision-makers." This practice paper shares the results of a research project involving a crowdsourcing platform ...

Educating Parents about the Vaccination Status of Their Children: A User-Centered Mobile Application
May 9, 2017

Educating Parents about the Vaccination Status of Their Children: A ...

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"Well-informed parents who support and maintain vaccination records will have an improved sense of control and the gratification of playing an active role in keeping their children healthy..."

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