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MobiStation (Digital School in a Box) and RapidFTR on IRIN

  Difficulty reaching conflict- or disaster-hit communities slows down aid delivery, hampers assessment and can lead to groups in remote areas being left out of the aid equation altogether. But new technology, while not a panacea, is helping to remove access barriers.” Aid agencies are increasingly seeking innovative solutions to […]

UNICEF Encourages the Use of Educational Technology

“The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), a United Nations’ leading organisation that specialises in helping children, launched a new guide book named the Child Friendly Technology (CFT) framework. The CFT framework, introduced on 6 August, will be used to develop innovative solutions with a focus on education.” http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/08/07/unicef-encourages-the-use-of-educational-technology/

Designing for Children

Introducing Human Centered Design into policy-making in Nicaragua “Boring…” That was my first reaction after spending the night at a ‘casa materna’ in rural Nicaragua. There wasn’t much for the other women – who had come to access the regional capital’s superior maternal health services – to do. There was […]

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 […]

DRadio Wissen podcast on UNICEF Innovation

German radio DRadio Wissen published a podcast on the new UNICEF Innovation unit highlighting the use of text messages in Developing Countries, to perform critical tasks relating to Nutrition, Newborn Health, and Health. Podcast in German http://www.dradiowissen.de/handy-sms-rettet-die-welt.36.de.html?dram:article_id=249080