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USAID Video
Elizabeth turns on the light
Description: For more stories to inspire the end of extreme poverty visit: https://stories.usaid.gov Imagine what life is like off the grid. It means falling on stones while walking at night. It means fear of stepping on lurking snakes or scorpions. Mothers deliver babies in the dark; children who wake in the night are fed and changed chiefly by touch. Torches, candles and kerosene lamps flirt with disaster in huts made of trees and mud. This is what life is like for nine out of 10 rural Tanzanians. But today some communities are being transformed with help from USAID and Power Africa. In this short film in USAID’s Extreme Possibilities series, watch how electricity and opportunity are illuminating one Maasai village.
  21 Jul 2016   2m45s 75 8460 0
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MapSwipe | Mapping the world a swipe at a time!
Description: The Map Men - Mark and Jay, (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfxy4_sBQdxy3A2lvl-y3qWTeJEbC_QCp) explain what MapSwipe is. During a humanitarian crisis, it is essential to know where vulnerable people are located, yet millions around the world are not represented on any accessible map. When Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) responds to major disease outbreaks with mass vaccination campaigns, hundreds of teams have to cover enormous areas (as happened in the measles outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo last year). Now, with MapSwipe, we can give vaccination campaign coordinators a super-fast snapshot of where the population clusters are, helping them to send their teams to the locations where they are most needed to achieve maximum vaccination coverage. MapSwipe is part of Missing Maps, a collaborative project in which a large and committed community of NGOs, academic institutes, companies, and most of all individual mappers, map vulnerable areas in OpenStreetMap. Download now: App store - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/mapswipe/id1133855392?mt=8 Google Play - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.missingmaps.mapswipe Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. SUBSCRIBE HERE: http://bit.ly/15M9M8v Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/RbsL/
  21 Jul 2016   1m58s 39 1589 0
Mobilizing science, innovation and collaboration for development impact
Description: Mobilizing science, innovation and collaboration for development impact. Video produced by the World Band Group. July 2016.
  18 Jul 2016   3m29s 1 89 0
How can we improve decision-making in humanitarian coordination?
Description: Since 2013, ALNAP has been exploring the key challenges to humanitarian coordination and conditions for successful coordination. Building on this body of work, ALNAP is now focusing on four aspects of coordination in the Clusters and the wider IASC coordination architecture, through a series of briefing papers, videos and webinars. The work will culminate with a meeting in June 2016 which will bring together coordination expertise from across the humanitarian sector (including HCTs, the Clusters, NGO consortiums, cash coordination groups) and beyond (emergency management, regional and developmental coordination bodies, academics). The aim of the meeting is to identify concrete recommendations to improve humanitarian coordination.
  07 Jul 2016   7m2s 1 182 0
What’s stopping change in the humanitarian system? Panel discussion
Description: With many arguing that the humanitarian system is broken, this event examined how self-interests of key players are blocking attempts at change.
  21 Jun 2016   59m35s 2 419 0
RED innovation
Description: RED Innovation is the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement's online crowdsourcing platform. Listen to Movement representatives talk, during the 32nd International Conference, about the power of crowdsourcing and knowledge-sharing for humanitarian innovation. Join RED Innovation and contribute now: https://redinnovation.org/
  04 Feb 2016   3m18s 6 285 0
Cooking up change
Description: In Their Lifetime seed funding has enabled Christian Aid to pilot cook stoves projects in Ethiopia, Mali, Malawi and Nigeria. The project works with local manufacturers of improved cook stoves (ICS) to expand and improve the production and marketing of stoves and make them more efficient. ICS use 50% less fuel and emit less smoke benefiting communities hugely. http://www.christianaid.org.uk/give/in-their-lifetime/invest-development-projects.aspx?Page=2
  03 Feb 2016   4m4s 2 579 0
My Mobility, My Independence…
Description: Naidhroven A speaks to Ashirbad S Raha of ICRC and talks more about his prototype of a small electric mobility scooter that could be operated by physically challenged persons without anyone’s assistance. In Enable Makethon, Naidhroven A who hails from Chennai is a participant and is trying improve his prototype and find ways to upscale the product.
  25 Dec 2015   2m50s 5 279 0
Liban : des olives pour chauffer un centre de santé durant l'hiver
Description: Pour chauffer durant l’hiver la clinique Al Rahma, dans la région montagneuse de Chebaa, au sud du Liban, le CICR a distribué 10 tonnes de grignons d'olives (résidus solides après extraction de l'huile). Les grignons d'olive alimentent une chaudière spéciale à biomasse qui fournit le chauffage dans toute la clinique. Chebaa est situé entre les frontières syriennes et israéliennes et ces dernières années de nombreux réfugiés syriens s’y sont installés. La clinique d’Al Rahma fournit des services de santé essentiels dans une région de peu de ressources. Le système de chauffage permet au centre de santé de rester ouvert et pleinement opérationnel durant toute l’année. AV392A
  23 Dec 2015   2m31s 0 401 0
Nouvelle video sur le système GEM d’étuvage du riz d'AfricaRice
Description: A video on the improved GEM parboiling rice system, which has started to make a difference in the lives of over 450 women rice parboilers in the Glazoué rice hub in Benin, has been produced. AfricaRice has developed and established the GEM system in Glazoué using an innovation platform approach along the rice value chain thanks to the project "Support to Agricultural Research for strategic crops in Africa" (SARD-SC) with funding from the African Development Bank (AfDB). Appropriate training has allowed women to explore the GEM method and its advantages that include the following: • Reduction of post-harvest losses; • Parboiling a large quantity of rice in a limited period of time; and • Improving the quality of rice that better meets consumer demands. The innovation platform approach has promoted the creation of good business relations between the various stakeholders in the rice value chain by bringing together all the stakeholders. As a result, rice consumers are progressively being attracted to the locally produced parboiled rice in Glazoué, leading to increase in incomes of women parboilers. In addition to the beneficiaries from Glazoué rice hub, the training included women processors from Malanville in northern Benin and 10 young entrepreneurs. This video is produced by AfricaRice and SARD-SC.
  22 Dec 2015   10m41s 1 146 0
New video on AfricaRice GEM rice parboiling technology
Description: A video on the improved GEM parboiling rice system, which has started to make a difference in the lives of over 450 women rice parboilers in the Glazoué rice hub in Benin, has been produced. AfricaRice has developed and established the GEM system in Glazoué using an innovation platform approach along the rice value chain thanks to the project "Support to Agricultural Research for strategic crops in Africa" (SARD-SC) with funding from the African Development Bank (AfDB). Appropriate training has allowed women to explore the GEM method and its advantages that include the following: • Reduction of post-harvest losses; • Parboiling a large quantity of rice in a limited period of time; and • Improving the quality of rice that better meets consumer demands. The innovation platform approach has promoted the creation of good business relations between the various stakeholders in the rice value chain by bringing together all the stakeholders. As a result, rice consumers are progressively being attracted to the locally produced parboiled rice in Glazoué, leading to increase in incomes of women parboilers. In addition to the beneficiaries from Glazoué rice hub, the training included women processors from Malanville in northern Benin and 10 young entrepreneurs. This video is produced by AfricaRice and SARD-SC.
  22 Dec 2015   9m34s 2 605 0
Olives, source of warmth for health centre in Lebanon
Description: To heat the Al Rahma clinic in the mountainous area of Chebaa in the southeast of Lebanon, the International Committee of the Red Cross delivered 10 tons of olive husk. The olive husks fuel a special biomass boiler that provides heating throughout the clinic. Chebaa lies between the Syrian and Israeli borders and over the past few years has become home to many Syrian refugees. Al Rahma clinic provides a life line offering vital health services in an area where resources are already stretched. The heating system allows the health centre to remain open and fully operational year round. AV392
  22 Dec 2015   2m31s 1 434 0