Gavi and CDC Group Expanding their Programmes through Partnership and Investment

Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, is exploring new partnerships to expand their reach in the developing world. The public-private partnership is currently looking towards tech companies in Silicon Valley to aid in increasing equitable access to immunisations in developing countries and to reach their goal of immunising 300 million people by...

Technology Giving Access to Healthcare in Africa

Access to healthcare in Africa differs greatly from region to region; and from urban centres to rural villages. The distance one lives to an urban centre determines the access they have to medical services, and is frequently a barrier. According to the World Economic Forum, it is estimated that Africa holds...

Public-Private Partnerships in the Development Sector

A Devex report recently looked into five public-private partnerships between government development and aid agencies and private sector companies to address development issues around the world. The report focused on the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Deutsche Gesselschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Germany, the United Kingdom Department...

Planet of the Apps at the Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit 2017

As part of the Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit 2017 that took place in Washington, D.C., Planet of the Apps presented some of the latest mobile applications supporting humanitarian programmes and disaster relief operations across the world.  The short list included: FEMA App MEDBOX MAANO Virtual Farmers’ Market ASAL Knowledge Hub...

Interview with Christopher Ivory, VP Land Solutions at Global Eagle

How is Global Eagle involved in the humanitarian aid and development sector?  Global Eagle acquired Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) in 2016. EMC has been an industry leader in providing critical communications for the humanitarian and development sectors for the past 16 years. We provide end to end satellites solutions for office applications...

Facilitating Local Innovation to Community Problems through 3D Printing Technology

Two years ago Colin Keogh and Dr Shane Keaveney began a charitable project with the goal of enabling the access of innovators from the third world to new technologies. According to Keogh the resulting creation, the Rapid Foundation, takes an unconventional approach to aid delivery by diverging from the typical...

Humanitarian leaders to gather at Aid & Development Asia Summit next week

More than 250 high-profile representatives from NGOs, businesses, government and UN organisations are set to convene at the Aid & Development Asia Summit in Nay Pyi Taw next week to exchange innovative and sustainable solutions for improving aid delivery and development strategy in Southeast Asia. Hosted on the 14th and...

[Infographic] Meeting Education SDGs in Myanmar

Public spending on education has risen by 49% in Myanmar since 2012. However, only half of school-age children complete their education. In the Philippines the percentage of children in primary education drops to 33%, according to the Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) infographic on education and infrastructure resilience in...

Promoting Accountability in Foreign Assistance through Biometrics

Biometrics in Assistance Biometrics – the use of physical characteristics to identify individuals – offer a powerful tool for accountability in assistance operations.  Once confined to law enforcement and border control applications, biometrics are now widely used for a variety of use cases to provide a definitive link between people...

Planet of the Apps at the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2017

As part of the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2017 that took place in Nairobi, Kenya, Planet of the Apps presented the latest mobile applications that support Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to over 300 senior representatives and advisors from government and UN agencies, international and regional NGOs, CBOs, investors and donors, research institutes...

Solutions That Save Lives & Support Development – 2017 Edition

Modern science and technology transformed how the humanitarian community addresses current and emerging challenges. Disaster response and preparedness, emergency procurement, agricultural productivity as well as health & WASH practices are more effective thanks to innovative solutions aimed to support vulnerable populations and progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development....

[Infographic] Infrastructure resilience & ICT development in Southeast Asia

The Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) has released an infographic that explores infrastructure resilience and access to services in Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on Myanmar. The global infrastructure gap is a pressing issue. According to the Asian Development Bank report, $26 trillion is required by 2030 to resolve...

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