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Digital data collection in Lebanon

As part of UNICEF’s response effort to the emergency in Syria, I worked with UNICEF in Beirut, Lebanon to support monitoring and evaluation effort. My main task was to help UNICEF make monitoring of our emergency efforts easier and more effective. My work in Beirut followed closely on the heels […]

New RapidSMS Website launched

The RapidSMS community just launched a new RapidSMS.org website. This website offers many new features over the previous website, including: Individual/Organization user accounts – You can create an account for your organization or as an individual (via GitHub too!) User contributed projects – submit your project and list it among […]

UNICEF Innovation Unit Predictions for 2013

UNICEF Innovation Unit Predictions for 2013

Part of our work in UNICEF’s Innovation Unit is looking 3-5 years into the future and getting a sense of trends that will be important for the organization in new types of partnerships, new and accelerated business processes and spaces for new technology to be put against programmatic (operational) challenges. It’s already […]

The Open Source mHealth Software Landscape

Ahead of next week’s mHealth workshop in Rwanda, I’ve been familiarizing myself with some of the key platforms and tools that will be represented there. These include a variety of frameworks, server-side tools and mobile applications commonly used to supply mHealth solutions in developing countries. Ultimately, most countries implement a […]