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Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge For Development
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Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge For Development

USAID is partnering with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionand the United State…
3 November 2014USAID
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Technology-based mobile health takes off in developing countries
Health

Technology-based mobile health takes off in developing countries

This article was originally published in the Guardian.Soon opticians – and even their assistants – will be able to check people's vision using j…
22 July 2014Elisabeth Braw
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UTILIT-EASERS: How utilitarian brands are easing the strain of everyday life in Africa
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UTILIT-EASERS: How utilitarian brands are easing the strain of everyday life in Africa

Many Africans have had enough! Rising numbers are unwilling to accept unreliable utilities and lack of basic infrastructure. Africans, like their gl…
30 June 2014Trendwatching
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100 Tech Hubs Across Africa: Where are the new innovation hotspots?
Finance

100 Tech Hubs Across Africa: Where are the new innovation hotspots?

AfriLabs, the pan-African network of tech & innovation hubs, presently convenes for their second annual congress in Berlin (also see an article…
2 May 2014Tim Kelly for Venture Capital for Africa
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MASS Design: Beyond the building
Design

MASS Design: Beyond the building

MASS Design Group began in 2008 during the design and building of the Butaro District Hospital in Rwanda; a project of Partners In Health and the Rw…
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16 February 2014MASS Design Group
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Opening The Box On Magaliesburg
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Opening The Box On Magaliesburg

This article is written by Johan Olivier as part of the Social Life of Cities Series Via Urban Times “The village of Magaliesburg, lies just bel…
4 September 2013Johan Olivier
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A Lab of Labs
Capacity Building

A Lab of Labs

This article was originally published on Stanford Social Innovation Review.Just add water. That was chemistry professor Justus von Liebig's big idea…
16 August 2013Sarah Schulman for Stanford Social Innovation Review
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African Cities: The Experience Of The 21st Century City – Nakuru, Kenya
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African Cities: The Experience Of The 21st Century City – Nakuru, Kenya

This article is written byDouglas Cochraneas part of the Social Life of Cities Series for Urban Times. Conventional approaches to understanding citi…
7 August 2013Douglas Cochrane
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Social Innovation in Africa: The footprint of 2iE
Education

Social Innovation in Africa: The footprint of 2iE

Written by Paul Ginies (2iE) for the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal "Social innovation" is a hot topic these days. Why such an interest in…
24 July 2013Paul Ginies
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Inspiring Educational Models in Mozambique
Education

Inspiring Educational Models in Mozambique

The Social Innovation: bridging the gap between student and teacher. By Jessica Barratt Talk of high dropout rates, unsatisfactory grades and school…
30 May 2013Jessica Barratt
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