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28.08.2016 Gebeya - A Platform for Training Software Developers

An iafrikan post:
“We were brainstorming on how we could contribute to Africa’s destiny — Hiruy Amanuel as an investor and I as a technologist", Amadou Daffe says. "Hiruy mentioned that he had always wanted to build a school in Ethiopia. Being from Silicon Valley, it took me literally five minutes to sell him on why a software engineering academy coupled with a platform that would match graduates with clients would be extremely valuable in Ethiopia and duplicable across other African countries."

The concept was named “Gebeya”, which means “marketplace” in Amharic. Gebeya was conceived as brainchild of C4A in Ethiopia, with offices in Kenya and the USA.
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28.08.2016 Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) is proving that new drugs don't have to cost a fortune. Can its model work more broadly?

In Nature:
...DNDi is an unlikely success story in the expensive, challenging field of drug development. In just over a decade, the group has earned approval for six treatments, tackling sleeping sickness, malaria, Chagas' disease and a form of leishmaniasis called kala-azar. And it has put another 26 drugs into development. It has done this with US$290 million — about one-quarter of what a typical pharmaceutical company would spend to develop just one drug. The model for its success is the product development partnership (PDP), a style of non-profit organization that became popular in the early 2000s. PDPs keep costs down through collaboration — with universities, governments and the pharmaceutical industry. And because the diseases they target typically affect the world's poorest people, and so are neglected by for-profit companies, the DNDi and groups like it face little competitive pressure. They also have lower hurdles to prove that their drugs vastly improve lives.
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27.08.2016 ‘Land of Ideas’ inspires African scientists

Over at SciDev:


Originally from Zimbabwe,
Addmore Shonhai is associate professor of biochemistry at the University of Venda in South Africa. He is a leading figure on the continent in research into heat-shock proteins — the proteins cells produce in response to stressful conditions such as the rise in temperature associated with malaria...[more]

26.08.2016 Blog Post Ideas for Niche SMB: What I Told my Buddy Sparky

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In last week’s cliffhanger, my buddy Sparky, the erstwhile electrical contractor / data-comm-installer / cabling tech, challenged me to hit him with my best shot. My best shot, that is, in terms of content marketing. Eyes on the prize, people. How Do You Come Up with Blog Post Ideas for Any Business? Especially for Obscure, Niche, Non-Glam, B2B Businesses Let’s face it:… read more →

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25.08.2016 Seeing Through Walls for Greater Independence!

Kent Presents 2016

I just attended the second annual Kent Presents conference in Kent, Connecticut. It’s the brainchild of Donna and Ben Rosen, a New York power couple with connections to science, technology, politics, the arts and more. There were too many awesome talks to do them justice, but you are welcome to sample the session titles
here.

The talk that especially blew my mind was by MIT professor Dina Katabi. She and one of her graduate students demonstrated their Emerald technology, and it was the first time I’d seen this capability. I’m sure you remember the “Help I’ve Fallen and Can’t Get Up” TV commercial of late night fame. Dina’s question was: why doesn’t this work most of the time? The answer is that it’s hard to get people to wear something.

The Emerald approach is to do away with the thing you wear. They place a low-power (far less than a wifi router) wireless beacon in your apartment, and it can track the exact location (including altitude) of up to five people. Even through the wall into the next room. (Two rooms away is more challenging: you probably need another beacon.) She demonstrated fall detection, heartbeat, breathing detection, and more.

The possibilities are exciting. Fall detection better than that of an on-person accelerometer. Gait tracking to detect health challenges (gait is apparently a huge flag of issues). Figuring out if a senior isn’t getting out of bed, or taking their meds.

There are challenges: the cat and dog filter came up of course. And privacy is a significant factor: this is the kind of technology that triggered my essay last year on privacy, Little Sister.

But, it’s clear to me that these issues could and should be addressed and the considerable benefits for independence of seniors and people with disabilities could be huge!


25.08.2016 Behind The Scenes — Tackling Emotions On The Field — An Impact Team Member’s Experience Over Four…

I hail from a town named Gulbarga in Karnataka. After my education, I moved to Bangalore where I started working at Rang De — an…

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24.08.2016 Anúncio dos Finalistas

Junte-se a nós para parabenizar os 9 finalistas do desafio Direitos Humanos na América Latina: Impulsionando a Transformação! A equipe do Changemakers da Ashoka selecionou estes projetos entre 346 participantes de 16 países e com base nos critério do desafio: inovação, impacto e sustentabilidade.

As inovações sociais de muitos projetos e iniciativas pela América Latina estão transformando os Direitos Humanos em diferentes contextos. A luta pelo respeito destes direitos é uma tarefa árdua que implica dar voz aos afetados, gerar mecanismos de apoio e solidariedade, envolver diferentes setores e propor formas de colaboração que beneficiem as populações mais vulneráveis.

Os principais desafios que a América Latina enfrenta hoje em questões de Direitos Humanos, estão representados nos projetos finalistas, que têm um grande potencial de serem escalados e que com suas metodologias podem inspirar novos processos de transformação.

Todos os finalistas deste desafio serão convidados e receberão uma ajuda de custo de viagem para participar do Encontro Changemakers de Direitos Humanos durante o início de novembro, com local a ser confirmado. Neste encontro, compartilharemos o trabalho dos finalistas, trabalharemos com experts em Direitos Humanos e inovações, além de premiar os projetos e iniciativas mais impactantes: 20 mil dólares para o primeiro lugar e 10 mil dólares para os dois segundos lugares.

Selecionamos inovações em Direitos Humanos de 6 países latino-americanos diferentes, compartilhando casos de êxito, novas metodologias e diversas propostas de transformação social em temáticas variadas. Os finalistas são: 

  • Convivência com a Realidade Semiárida, promovendo o acesso à água, solidariedade e cidadania (Brasil): Promove a adaptação às mudanças climáticas e o acesso à água, impulsionando mudanças sociais sustentáveis com processos de formação cidadã, promoção do encontro de saberes locais e desenvolvimento, difusão de tecnologias sociais inovadoras e de baixo custo.
  • Empoderando Refugiadas (Brasil): A partir do trabalho colaborativo com diversos parceiros, o projeto contribui para o empoderamento de grupos de refugiadas, oferecendo orientação sobre seus direitos, habilidades e carreira. Ao mesmo tempo, o projeto também sensibiliza empresas para que se engajem no tema e promovam os direitos humanos destas mulheres.
  • Migrantes anónimos (Guatemala): Modelo de trabalho de 13 passos para repatriados guatemaltecos, que trabalha equilibrando as emoções, o material e o espiritual, utilizando as habilidade e conhecimentos dos repatriados para o desenvolvimento social sustentável de suas comunidades.
  • FIICE (Peru): Constrói a base para comunicar a mensagem dos defensores de Direitos Humanos. Ajuda destacar as vozes dos que não foram escutados, apoiar o acesso à justiça, à participação política e a sustentar o impacto por meio de uma estratégia integral.
  • COOVIFUDAM (Costa Rica): Cooperativa de moradia auto-gestionada que reivindica o direito humano a um ambiente adequado para impulsionar mudanças políticas e jurídicas na Costa Rica e a ser parte da expansão do modelo de cooperativismo habitacional por ajuda mútua na América Central.
  • Oportunidades Inclusivas (Paraguai): Iniciativa para garantir a igualdade de pessoas com deficiência com duas ferramentas: inclusão financeira e o Semáforo de Eliminação de Pobreza. Ambas têm como base a promoção de direitos econômicos, civis, culturais e sociais, e a eliminação da pobreza multidimensional.
  • Mulheres Sem Prisão (Brasil): Acompanhar e apoiar mulheres egressas para que possam entender quais políticas públicas permitem que elas saiam da prisão e não reincidam. Além do acompanhamento individual, o projeto elaborará uma agenda com orientações ao Executivo municipal quanto às medidas que deve adotar para garantir serviços públicos, necessários para evitar a reincidência.
  • Pesquisa como Direito (Brasil): PalMap é um aplicativo para a pesquisa direcionada à transformação de comunidades carentes. Facilita a geração de dados para aumentar o impacto dos agentes de transformação local (ONGs, empresas, moradores) em mobiliza comunidades para realizar Pesquisa-Acão Participativa por meio do uso do aplicativo.  
  • Haciéndonos Cargo (Argentina): Projeto que conecta as vítimas de abuso para empoderá-las e gerar uma comunidade que oferece informação em tempo real de como cada órgão judicial está violando os direitos humanos destas vítimas, para assim criar o primeiro índice de qualidade de sentenças e o primeiro mapa diagnóstico que dimensione a magnitude deste problema no país.

Acompanhe as novidades em nossa plataforma www.changemakers.com/pt-br/direitoshumanos com artigos relevantes e comentários sobre nossos projetos, e em nossas redes sociais: Facebook Changemakers da Ashoka e Twitter @ChangemakersPT. Agradecemos por nos ajudar a impulsionar a transformação e a ativar uma comunidade de agentes transformadores!

24.08.2016 ¡Anunciamos Finalistas!

¡Únete a nosotros para felicitar a los 9 finalistas de Derechos Humanos en Latinoamérica: Impulsando la transformación! El equipo de Ashoka Changemakers ha seleccionado a estos participantes destacados de entre 346 participaciones de 16 países y con base en los criterios del desafío: innovación, impacto y  sostenibilidad.

Las innovaciones sociales de muchos proyectos e iniciativas a lo largo de Latinoamérica están transformando los Derechos Humanos en diferentes contextos. La lucha por el respeto de estos es una tarea de largo aliento que implica dar voz a los afectados, generar mecanismos de apoyo y solidaridad, involucrar a diferentes sectores y proponer vías de colaboración que impacten a las poblaciones más vulnerables.

Los principales desafíos que Latinoamérica enfrenta hoy en materia de Derechos Humanos, están representados en los proyectos finalistas que tienen un alto potencial de escalabilidad y que con sus metodologías pueden inspirar nuevos procesos de transformación.

Nos da gusto anunciar que todos los finalistas de este desafío serán invitados y recibirán un estipendio de viaje para asistir al Encuentro Changemakers de Derechos Humanos durante los primeros días de noviembre en sede por confirmar. En este encuentro,  compartiremos el trabajo de los finalistas, trabajaremos con expertos en Derechos Humanos e innovación y premiaremos  los proyectos e iniciativas más impactantes: 20 mil dólares para el primer lugar y 10 mil dólares para los dos segundos lugares.

Este desafío ha reunido las mejores innovaciones en Derechos Humanos de 6 países latinoamericanos diferentes, compartiendo casos de éxito, metodologías novedosas y amplias propuestas de transformación social en distintas temáticas.

Los Finalistas son:

  • CONVIVÊNCIA COM A REALIDADE SEMIÁRIDA, PROMOVENDO O ACESSO ÁGUA, SOLIDARIEDADE E CIDADANIA (Brasil): Promueve la adaptación al cambio climático y el acceso al agua, impulsando el cambio social sostenible con procesos de formación ciudadana, promoción del encuentro de conocimientos locales y el desarrollo,  la difusión de las tecnologías sociales innovadoras y de bajo costo.
  • Empoderando Refugiadas (Brasil): Desde el trabajo colaborativo con varios socios se ha contribuido para el empoderamiento de un grupo de refugiadas, ofreciendo orientación sobre sus derechos, habilidades y carreras. Al mismo tiempo, han sensibilizado a las empresas a comprometerse con la cuestión y promover los derechos humanos de estas mujeres.
  • Migrantes anónimos (Guatemala): Modelo de trabajo de 13 pasos para la reintegración social de retornados guatemaltecos,equilibrando las emociones, lo material y espiritual, empleando capacidades y conocimientos de los retornados para el desarrollo social sostenible de sus comunidades.
  • FICE (Perú): Construye la base para comunicar el mensaje de los defensores de DH. Ayuda a alzar las voces de los que no han sido escuchados, incrementa el acceso a la justicia, a la participación política y a sustentar el impacto a través de una estrategia integral.
  • COOVIFUDAM (Costa Rica): Cooperativa de vivienda autogestionaria que reivindica el derecho humano a un hábitat adecuado al impulsar cambios políticos y jurídicos  en Costa Rica y al ser parte de la expansión del modelo de cooperativismo de vivienda por ayuda mutua (CVAM) en Centroamérica.
  • Oportunidades Inclusivas (Paraguay):  Iniciativa para garantizar la igualdad de personas con discapacidad con dos herramientas: inclusión financiera y el Semáforo de Eliminación de Pobreza. Ambas se potencian en la promoción de derechos económicos, civíles, culturales y sociales, y en la eliminación de pobreza multidimensional.
  • Mulheres Sem Prisão (Brasil):El exceso de prisioneros es uno de los mayores problemas en la justicia de Brasil. Crear condiciones para el cumplimiento de penas que no le quiten la libertad a la gente puede ser una alternativa para resolver la sobrepoblación en las cárceles. Por eso este proyecto acompaña a mujeres prisioneras a entender qué políticas públicas permiten que salgan.
  • Pesquisa como Direito (Brasil):  PalMap es una aplicación para la investigación direccionada hacia la transformación de comunidades vulnerables, movilizándolas para realizar investigación y acción participativa con esta aplicación. Facilita la generación de datos para aumentar el impacto de los agentes transformadores locales, como ONGs, empresas y la población en general.
  • Haciéndonos Cargo (Argentina): Proyecto que conecta a las víctimas de abuso para empoderarlas y generar una comunidad que brinda información en tiempo real de cómo cada Juzgado está violando sus DDHH para crear el primer índice de calidad de sentencias y el primer mapa diagnóstico que dimensione la magnitud de esta problemática en el país.

 

Sigue la conversación en nuestra plataforma: www.changemakers.com/es/derechoshumanos con artículos de interés y comentarios sobre nuestros proyectos, en nuestras redes sociales: Facebook Ashoka Changemakers en español y Twitter @ChangemakersES.

¡Gracias por ayudarnos a impulsar la transformación y activar una comunidad de agentes de cambio!

 

24.08.2016 Volunteer Spotlight: “I feel so lucky to be able to do this work.”

All over the world, Review and Translation Program (RTP) volunteers dedicate their time and skills to ensure that the thousands of loans that come in from Kiva’s partners are edited and translated from our five key languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Russian. In the past three months alone, RTP volunteers have reviewed 47,529 loans, averaging over 15,000 loans per month. They enjoy being involved in the process from reviewing the original loans to seeing them fundraise on Kiva!
 
This month we celebrate three of our incredible volunteers, who also happen to share a background in education: Lisa, Deborah, and Harold. Motivated by the opportunity to alleviate poverty and a desire to keep up their editing and translating skills, we are thankful for their dedication and contributions to Kiva!
 

Lisa Grobar
Kiva Volunteer of the Month, April 2016
 
“I love languages...this work allows me to learn more about other cultures. It has become a part of my life!” 
 
City: Long Beach, CA
Language: Spanish
Team: Saliendo Adelante
Time with Kiva: 6 years, 7 months
Outstanding Contributions to Kiva: An Economics professor by trade, Lisa loves languages and has helped over 4,000 Kiva borrowers get the chance to fund their loans since 2009.
 
Deborah Hickman
Kiva Volunteer of the Month, May 2016
 
“I feel so lucky to be able to do this work...to connect people!” 
 
City: Canbry, Oregon
Language: English
Team: Loan On Me
Time with Kiva: 2 years, 9 months
Outstanding Contributions to Kiva: Deborah enjoys finding humor and lightheartedness in her day. She has helped over 6,800 borrowers fundraise on Kiva since August, 2013.
 
Harold Sims
Kiva Volunteer of the Month, June 2016
 
“I like the goal of Kiva and wanted to be a part of it!”
 
City: Gulfport, FL
Language: Spanish
Team: Cambiamos
Time with Kiva: 7 years
Outstanding Contributions to Kiva: Harold is a self-described “notorious optimist.” A dedicated translator, he aims to translate a loan per day!
 
 

24.08.2016 Field Trip Diaries —Women Soldier On In Flood-Hit Yavatmal — July 2016

In the second week of July, we visited Pusad and Digras in Yavatmal district in Maharashtra. Amidst pouring rain and flood-like situations…

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23.08.2016 Our members have spoken - gender equality can't wait!

Women Thrive Alliance August 23, 2016

Over the summer, Women Thrive Alliance members launched a global campaign for gender equality, #AchieveSDG5.

Countries around the world are starting to implement the United Nations’ new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , and Alliance members want to make sure that women and girls aren’t left behind. They’re making sure that SDG 5 on gender equality women and girls’ empowerment is a priority in every country. 

Check out this video showcasing just a few of the people that are raising their voices (and hands) to #AchieveSDG5:

The #AchieveSDG5 campaign has called for government decision-making processes to be participatory, citizen-driven, and inclusive of grassroots women and girls. Over the last six weeks, we have:

Our work isn’t done. Now, we’re helping Alliance members shape SDG implementation in their own countries. Stay tuned for updates on this exciting work!

Education for Girls, #AchieveSDG5, Women's Economic Opportunity, Violence Against Women

22.08.2016 Ajay and Parveen Kumar — From Delhi to Bangalore In Search of A Respectable Life

Have you ever migrated to a different city? Do you recall the challenges you face as you are separated from loved ones and have to fend for…

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20.08.2016 So close, yet so far

I saw the above in a parking lot near Uluru.
And here's Uluru.
And here's a different Uluru.
These are the dog days of summer (northern hemisphere). This post has nothing to do with philanthropy, other than I took the top two photos while I was in Australia, working on digital governance in philanthropy. I'll have more to write on what I learned when I stop procrastinating by looking at photos.

19.08.2016 Brainstorming B2C and B2B Blog Topics for SMB: Electrical and Data Contractors

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In our recent 2016 Content Marketing: Back to the Basics post, we riffed on at least thirty dozen questions which you can ask yourself — and your team, your partners, your clients, your friends, your mammy, your pappy, and your dog — and which you can answer in the form of a blog post. Those are great seeds to building a list… read more →

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19.08.2016 Matti Manshulu — Reflections On Our Exhibition

Last week, we organised Matti Manushulu, a photo exhibition on the farmers of Telangana which started in Bangalore on the eve of…

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