Tech Impact Receives $200,000 Grant

TechImpact

William Kendima moved from Liberia to the United States in 2005. While in Liberia, Kendima never used a computer; however, through dedication, hard work, and a little help from ITWorks , Kendima’s dream of working in IT has been realized. “I

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The Bots are Here: Leading With Our Humanity in the Age of Automation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yeshi is part of the family of technologies we call “bots” that includes robots, artificial intelligence, cyborgs and virtual reality. For example, in Liberia, the bot asked 13,000 young people if teachers at their schools were exchanging grades for sex.

When humanity is involved network power is proportional to the risks and threats we face.

Network-Centric Advocacy

In the biggest threats to humanity, humanity (not technology) must be the answer deployed to solve the problem. Weak health systems were bolstered - Liberia only had some 60 doctors to treat its entire population before the outbreak began. The basic components to massive distributed engagement, the ultimate in civictech is not crowdfunding but crowdwork support technologies.

Benetech Human Rights Data Analysts Uncover Critical Evidence

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The past year of research by HRDAG analysts has supported key criminal prosecutions and uncovered the truth about political violence in Guatemala, Iran, Colombia, Chad and Liberia. Their work illustrates Benetech’s mission to create technology in the service of humanity. As the worldwide debate continues about the release of government information by Wikileaks, history has shown that the uncovering of government data can be an important factor in human rights investigations.

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Best of the Web: April 2015

Idealware

The Idealware “Best of the Web” is a monthly roundup of the top nonprofit resources from the Idealware blog, our Facebook page, and our Twitter feed to help you make the right technology decisions. How Did Ebola Volunteers Know Where to Go in Liberia? Software originally designed to help citizens and journalists track political unrest is being used by aid workers in Liberia to identify ebola hotspots and spring into action. Technology and Persuasion ( MIT Technology Review ).

Best of the Web: March 2015

Idealware

The Idealware “Best of the Web” is a monthly roundup of the top nonprofit resources from the Idealware blog, our Facebook page, and our Twitter feed to help you make the right technology decisions. How Did Ebola Volunteers Know Where to Go in Liberia? Software originally designed to help citizens and journalists track political unrest is being used by aid workers in Liberia to identify ebola hotspots and spring into action. Technology and Persuasion ( MIT Technology Review ).

WiserEarth.org Goes Multi-lingual: Guest Post by Peggy Duvette, WiserEarth

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In Paris, France, WiserEarth launched its first WiserTuesday gatherings, face-to-face meetups for people interested in social change, sustainability and technology to meet, share ideas and experiences. WiserTuesdays have spread to London, UK and Monrovia, Liberia.

When humanity is involved network power is proportional to the risks and threats we face.

Network-Centric Advocacy

In the biggest threats to humanity, humanity (not technology) must be the answer deployed to solve the problem. Weak health systems were bolstered - Liberia only had some 60 doctors to treat its entire population before the outbreak began. The basic components to massive distributed engagement, the ultimate in civictech is not crowdfunding but crowdwork support technologies.

My Latest President's Update

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Jule has been working with Benetech’s Human Rights Data Analysis Group, HRDAG, which completed analyzing data for Liberia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Two or three times a year, I publish a president's update for Benetech.