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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 1 460 0
This Gift Matters! Innovation Makes an Incredible Impact
Description: You can give a gift this winter that makes a real difference to someone in need, like the Community Health Nurses of Ghana. What can your holiday gift do? Concern helps to find innovative solution for problems facing communities across the globe, and you can be an essential part of this change. Your gift can help those who help others to do their jobs more effectively. Donate now:
  17 Dec 2015   1m2s 1 103 0
E4C Webinars l Mobile Data Collection: A New Frontier of Tech4Dev Research
Description: About this webinar: The wide-spread availability of phone-based communications, and the increasing availability of smartphones and tablets offers international development researchers, practitioners, and students an array of new tools and techniques for collecting field data. This includes new methods for administering surveys that can improve upon traditional pen and paper surveys with novel, real-time, electronic data capture. As adoption of ICTs by development researchers and organizations becomes more widespread, additional uses have emerged – from data collection for monitoring, visualization, and analysis. In this webinar we’ll explore diverse perspectives on data collection tools and share insights on leading data collection platforms, including: -THE CHALLENGES OF DATA COLLECTION IN FIELD RESEARCH; -HOW DATA COLLECTION HAS BEEN LEVERAGED TO COLLECT MORE TIMELY, ACCURATE, AND RELIABLE DATA; -WHERE THE DATA COLLECTION FIELD IS HEADED. This webinar is developed in partnership with The Development Impact Lab (DIL), an international consortium of universities and research institutes, NGOs, and industry partners addressing global poverty through advances in science and engineering. Headquartered at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), DIL was launched in 2012 with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the U.S. Global Development Lab. Presenters: Faizan Diwan leads all customer-related efforts at Dobility, Inc., including training and supporting existing users of SurveyCTO, onboarding new users and helping organizations figure out what digital data collection system can meet their needs best. Prior to working at Dobility, Inc., he spent several years as a Research Manager for Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) in Kenya, where he led multiple large-scale impact evaluations and helped lead IPA Kenya’s efforts to shift from paper-based to tablet-based surveys. He has lived and worked in Pakistan, the US, Kenya, and Zambia. Tom Plagge is a data scientist and a co-founder of The Impact Lab. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2009, and twice served as a mentor and co-organizer for the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good fellowship at the University of Chicago. Tom specializes in solving data analytics problems with a social impact, in areas such as energy efficiency, education, and government finance. Tom has served as a technical advisor for a number of tablet-based household surveys in the Middle East, and is part of a team working on a data collection solution for the humanitarian sector. Ravi Agarwal is an entrepreneur and investor. Companies he founded in Boston employ more than 3,000 people and one is public, NASDAQ:EIGI. Ravi has been an angel investor in the US and Asia, including an investor (LP) in 500 Startups. Prior to starting his first company, he completed General Electric’s management-training program. In 2001, he was chosen by Entrepreneur Magazine in their “3rd Annual 10 under 30” – top 10 business people under the age of 30 years old. He is co-inventor of a US Patent on email security. In 2011, he volunteered with Grameen Foundation in Ghana and Uganda working on poverty alleviation programs. He subsequently founded engageSPARK, a not-for-profit social business, with a mission to enable non-technical staff at NGOs to leverage Voice IVR, SMS, and Missed Calls to engage with people in poverty by building interactive campaigns in 5 minutes globally. Moderator: Dav Clark is appointed as a data scientist at the Berkeley D-Lab, a Berkeley Institute for Data Science fellow, and was formerly a Lecturer in the School of Information Masters in Data Science. He is also a co-investigator for an NIMH-funded trial at Kennedy Krieger Institute evaluating the impacts of taiji on adolescents with ADHD. His primary focus is the use of lightweight social measurement tools like mobile and web technologies to assess behavior change interventions. You can follow the details of this work on the Tech4Measurement site. His research is conducted under the umbrella of Glass Bead Labs.
  15 Dec 2015   1h1m1s 3 851 0
A hackathon to design the future of airdrops
Description: For the second year in a row THE Port hackathon, hosted by CERN and Campus Biotech in Geneva, has been helping ICRC find solutions to identified challenges. Last year a team of great scientific minds took on the challenge of designing a new type of body bag that helps slow down the decomposition rate of bodies improving their identification. This year another team focused on designing a better airdrop bag for our operations of assistance from airplanes. This challenge was identified by ICRC and put up on RED Innovation, our online innovation platform, where it was seen by CERN who then decided to take it on! AV364A
  20 Oct 2015   1m58s 10 1857 0
HIP2015 - Education & Humanitarian Innovation
  16 Oct 2015   1h15m35s 2 95 0
HIP2015 - Making Technology Work for Humanitarian Innovation
Description: Ian Gray, Independent Consultant: ‘Scaling Out ICT4H innovations: Challenges and Opportunities’ Travis Heneveld, United Nations Motorola Solutions: ‘From ICT4D to D4D: at the Crossroads’ Laura James , Field Ready: ‘Transforming Supply Chains Through Hybrid Innovation Spaces’ Elad Orian, COMET-ME: ‘Tilting at Windmills? The Challenge of Bringing Rural Electrification to Off-Grid Communities in the Occupied Palestinian Territories’ Michelle Reddy, Stanford University: ‘Humanitarian Innovation: A Two-Way Street? User Experiences of Innovation Hubs, Networks, and Relational Spaces in the Social Sphere’ Chair: Stuart Campo, UNICEF This panel will showcase the use of technology in humanitarian innovation through exploring a variety of case studies and analytical research on organisational and user-engagement with technology in a humanitarian sphere. The first presentation will share feedback from a workshop of scaling ICT4H innovations - finding solutions to common challenges to Scaling Up and Scaling Out. The second presentation will discuss the growing interconnection between technology and the attainment of social development goals, exploring current drivers, characteristics and challenges of using ICT solutions to make the world a better place and using a unique ICT4D/D4D framework to analyse relevant business issues and case studies. The third presentation will focus on a Field Ready case study in Haiti where a number of medical devices were made for hospitals and Haitian 'makers' were trained in the use of 3D printers at a local 'tech hub, discussing future applications and developing the concept of 'Deployable Makespaces' supported by local and remote communities of 'Humanitarian Makers‘. The fourth presentation will describe the work of Comet-ME in bringing electricity to Palestinian populations in the difficult political context of the Occupied Palestinian Territories, opening up a discussion about the obstacles that political and policy challenges can present when introducing new technologies and attempting to implement innovations. The fifth presentation examines ‘innovation hubs’ as the relational spaces embodying participatory approaches, investigating Africans’ use and experience of innovations and innovation hubs provided by INGOs and universities.
  16 Oct 2015   1h19m31s 1 167 0
HIP2015 - What role for governments in humanitarian innovation?
  16 Oct 2015   1h27m27s 1 39 0
The Building a Better Response Project
Description: The Building a Better Response (BBR) project aims to enhance the capacity of national and international NGO workers and other humanitarian actors to engage with the international humanitarian coordination system in a manner that improves overall coordination and responds to the needs of crisis-affected populations. Through a consultative approach, the program produces capacity strengthening tools including e-learning and in-person workshops. Please visit our website for more information:
  19 Aug 2015   3m51s 9 2725 0
Innovating for Good  - Open Innovation in Humanitarian Organizations
Description: Innovating for Good is a monthly Google Hangout series hosted by UNHCR Innovation and +SocialGood that’s meant to spark conversations on innovation in the humanitarian sector. Each Hangout carries its own topic. The Hangout for July focused on the challenges of running an open innovation (the idea of using external as well as internal ideas) challenge in or for humanitarian organizations. The open innovation challenge model has been widely adopted across the private sector, where it’s “easier” to implement solutions compared to humanitarian agencies who have several bureaucratic hurdles to overcome. This conversation looked at different models, and panelists will share their processes, impact, and challenges. Add your thoughts and ask questions with #Innov4Good .
  29 Jul 2015   1h6m11s 2 146 0
CDAC Network Members' Forum - Saving lives through iVolunteer
  09 Jul 2015   7m10s 1 37 0
CDAC Network Member's Forum - Panel 2: Game changing innovations in connecting communities
Description: This video is about Boat 3
  09 Jul 2015   1h23m22s 2 58 0