Technology

Drones are delivering healthcare to patients in rural Nepal

Drones are increasingly being used to deliver essential medicines and laboratory samples to and from areas of Nepal. The new technology...

How stoves are tackling health, environment and gender equality issues in Lao DPR

The World Bank, in partnership with the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), is replacing over 50,000 charcoal and wood...

Drones are joining the fight against insect borne diseases

Drones are one step closer to combating insect borne diseases after a successful test, the UN has announced. The UN International Atomic...

Clean Water Means Opportunity for Women

Women spend over 6 hours every day collecting water. Walking hours for water prevents women from pursuing work, school and caring for...

Combining sustainability and profitability in Asia

Across Asia a number of companies are beginning to recognise the power of sustainability in driving profits. Some of Asia’s largest...

Does satellite data hold the answer to agricultural challenges in Africa?

There has been a significant growth in the availability of satellite data in recent years, providing access to information on air quality,...

Blockchain could transform identification and aid processes for refugees

The World Bank reports that over 1 billion people have no way of proving their identity; this primarily includes refugees, trafficked...

WFP’s ShareTheMeal App now links donors with the people they’re helping

The World Food Programme has launched an innovative new feature to its app, ShareTheMeal, that will enable monthly donors to follow...

APEC accelerates early warning systems after the record breaking disasters of 2017

APEC member economies are fast-tracking the development of digital safeguards in the areas of the Asia-Pacific region that are notably...

Sri Lanka is hopeful a new pumping station will protect against flooding

At the start of 2018 work began in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to construct a large pumping station designed to extract water from flood prone...

Apps and Girls win the Innovator of the Year Award

Aid & International Development Forum is delighted to announce the winner of the Innovator of the Year Award at the Aid and...

How can India’s agricultural industry prepare for climate change?

India’s latest annual economic survey revealed that climate change could hurt the income of Indian farmers by up to 25% in the...

Which Oscars stars also play leading roles in aid and development?

With The 90th Academy Awards just a few weeks away Aid & International Development Forum have put together a list of Oscar winners...

The UN has launched a new app to empower migrants in Africa

The United Nations International Orgnasation for Migration (IOM) has launched a mobile app called MigApp to empower migrants in...

Is blockchain the future for international aid distribution?

The first test looking to bring greater efficiency and transparency to humanitarian funding has been a great success. The first in a...

Smartphones are helping farmers in Latin America fight climate change

Thousands of smallholder farmers in Latin America are set to benefit from a new initiative that will enable them to improve their coping...

Health experts highlight the key challenges for improving maternal, neonatal and infant mortality

A group of leading health experts have highlighted a number of key issues in reducing maternal, neonatal and infant mortality as a means...

South Africa leads the way with an innovative boarder management system

South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs was particularly interested in a proactive solution, which would enable them to analyse...

Technology is transforming healthcare systems around the world

The pace of health innovation is accelerating rapidly with new technologies regularly being discussed in the context of health and the...

Mobile phones are improving healthcare for isolated Vietnamese communities

Mobile phones are bringing crucial health information to isolated ethnic minority women in Vietnam. Vietnamese ethnic minority women...

Are drones the future for mosquito control programmes?

WeRobotics are trialling a new method of mosquito control in Latin America with hopes that they could provide a cost effective method...

Improving Adoption of Climate-Smart Agriculture Innovations in Africa

On 17th January the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) hosted a webinar on ‘Improving Adoption of Climate-Smart...

Apple will partner Malala Fund to provide education for underprivileged girls

Apple and Malala Fund have announced a new partnership that will see the technology giant offer technical expertise and resources to...