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  • Patrick Gordon
    Patrick Gordon UN World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) Secretariat

    Building for Sustainability: AT DFID, Souktel Shares Insights on New “Principles for Digital Development”

    When we use technology in development projects, where do we turn for guidance—especially when the tech world changes so quickly? In the past, agencies like UNICEF have published general guidelines for “digital design”—but there have been few truly global, sector-wide resources that offer clear advice on tech use.
    Now that reality is changing, with the launch of the new Principles for Digital Development. The product of consultations with 15 of the world’s leading donors and implementers—including USAID, the US Department of State, the World Bank, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation—the Principles are a set of “living” guidelines that promote responsible use of technology in development projects, and draw on (in the words of the Principles’ core resource) “the many hard lessons learned” from past efforts.
    This week, Souktel brought its insights on the Principles to DFID’s “Digital4Development” summit, sharing the stage with global non-profits like Save the Children, strategic consultants like Accenture, and multinational firms like Unilever. Souktel’s CEO focused on two Principles in particular—“Design with the User” and “Build for Sustainability”—both of which have defined the organization’s work since its start. To show how these Principles guide Souktel’s work, he chose an especially challenging use case: The launch of a mobile job information service for Somali youth.

    Souktel Shares Insights on New “Principles for Digital Development”

    t.e2ma.netChanging Lives. One Mobile At A Time. Building for Sustainability: @dfid_uk @Souktel Shares “Principles for Digital Development” Guidelines for technology-enabled programs. #digitalprinciples

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    • Patrick Gordon
      Patrick Gordon UN World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) Secretariat

      DAC Network Member's Forum - Game changing innovations

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        Patrick Gordon UN World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) Secretariat

        World Humanitarian Summit live online consultation: Principles for Ethical Humanitarian Innovation

        Join us on 8 July for a combined online learning session on Humanitarian Innovation and live online consultation event on the draft Principles for Ethical Humanitarian Innovation, organized in support of the World Humanitarian Summit.
        The consultation event will feature:
        A brief presentation of the draft Principles for Ethical Humanitarian Innovation by Alexander Betts, Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, and Leopold Muller, Associate Professor in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, University of Oxford.
        A panel discussion focusing in turn on each of the seven draft principles.
        An opportunity for participants to provide their input and perspectives on the draft principles.
        The possibility for registrants to submit input on the draft principles in writing prior to the event.
        The introductory 30-minute online learning session will focus on the following learning objectives:
        Understand the concept of humanitarian innovation and how it relates to innovation in general.
        Familiarity with the main basic models for the innovation process.
        Have a basic knowledge of the main current initiatives concerning humanitarian innovation.
        Appreciation of the particular challenges related to fostering innovation in humanitarian action.
        Familiarity with the role of ethics in relation to innovation.

        registration information https://phap.org/whs-8jul2015/register

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        • Patrick Gordon
          Patrick Gordon UN World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) Secretariat

          First Time in the Region Digital Aid Unveiled in Dubai

          First Time in the Region Digital Aid Unveiled in Dubai - Zawya

          zawya.comDUBAI - 29th April 2015: From the various conflicts and natural disasters affecting different locations around the globe, to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa; the ability to communicate can make the outmost difference between life and death in

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            Riaz Lamak

            Excellent tool for manageability !

            4 months ago
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        • Iva Šafranková
          Iva Šafranková Key Account Manager ve společnosti GINA Software

          How to translate data into decision support tools?

          GINA System is an innovative coordination platform which brings aid workers and data practitioners together over a collaborative map. We are looking forward to take part in the discussion during WGET.
          Come and see us to discover the missing piece between collected data and informed decisions.

          More information:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsgDEi6nZcQhttp://ginasystem.com/en/

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