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 and nominees who also play leading roles in humanitarian relief and...

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 East and the Horn of Africa. MigApp is a mobile tool that collates relevant,...

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 serious of tests into blockchain technology enabled Dorcas, a relief...

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 strategies for climate change. A three year agreement between the...

Working together with water: effective collaboration protects our most precious resource

Our very existence depends upon taking in sufficient water:  it is the main constituent of our bodies, accounting for around 60% of an average adult´s weight. Without water, our organs cannot...

Interview with Scotto di Cesare, SVP, Commercial Business Development, Globecomm

How is Globecomm involved in humanitarian and development sectors? Globecomm’s mission is to provide communication solutions anywhere. We are technology agnostic, satellite centric IT networking organization...

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 and pre-screen travelers before they arrived. If necessary, this would...

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 improvements they can bring. Furthermore, technology is now a key component...

The digital divide is closing: world’s least developed countries on track for universal internet

The UN have announced that the digital divide is narrowing with the world’s least developed and most vulnerable countries making large steps towards universal Internet access. Millions of people in...

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 of controlling mosquito borne diseases such as malaria and zika. The...

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 support Malala Fund’s aim of providing over 100,00 underprivileged...

Innovator of the Year Award: Finalists Announced!

AIDF is pleased to announce the shortlisted finalist for its "Innovator of the Year Award". We received a large number of nominations recognising inspiring leadership, creative problem solving and innovative...