Q+A - Connecting geeks with aid workers in Haiti, Philippines, everywhere in between
OCHA’s information manager - founder of the Digital Humanitarian Network - pulls together crisis maps and infographics with data from aid workers on the ground and volunteer nerds online
Shareability counts more than going viral on social media
Charities are no longer asking if they should be using social media, instead they want to know how to make it work for them.
Q+A - Using technology to map Nairobi slums for more toilets, less trash
Getting toilet hook-ups and trash disposal are easier said than done in Nairobi slums, but the Spatial Collective social enterprise hopes mapping the slums’ needs and data will help solve its sanitation woes.
Canada learns from Bangladesh about ways to tackle poverty
Microcredit, pioneered by Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, is gaining popularity in Canada to help poor entrepreneurs expand their businesses, especially for aboriginal communities
Africa's great "white spaces": tech's new frontier
Africa is the world's last major untapped market for Internet access. Only 16 percent of its billion people use the Internet - half the penetration rate of Asia, according to the International Telecommunication Union. Most Africans who can access the Internet do so via mobile phones because few have the landlines that have been the means of connecting in Western countries.
New research body launched in UK to boost social investment market
New body will research new potential sources of capital for the U.K. social investment market, among other things
Let's promote social enterprise and get young people into work
We should recognise that the social enterprise sector is not a little cult any more - one in five starts-ups is social and one in five members of the workforce is now a sole or joint trader