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A Quick Guide to Feed the Future’s New Progress Report

Woman in Liberia tends to her plants. Photo credit: Morgana Wingard/ONE

Feed the Future releases its progress report of results achieved in fiscal year 2012. Read more >>

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Photo of the Week: U.S. & India Announce Innovation, Science, and Technology Awards

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Yesterday, Administrator Shah announced the Millennium Alliance winners in India, a partnership to support new innovations in education, energy, water, health care and food supply. Read more >>

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We the Geeks: Innovation for Global Good

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On Thursday, June 27 at 1:00 pm EST, the White House will host a “We the Geeks” Google+ Hangout to discuss innovation for global good. Read more >>

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USAID Brings New Communications Options to Remote Communities in Northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Satellite communications equipment at Niangara cellular tower site. Photo credit: Vodacom Congo

In late April, residents across the Democratic Republic of the Congo were pleasantly surprised to receive phone calls from friends and relatives living in the remote northeastern corner of the country – for the first time. Read more >>

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The Future of Mobile Money in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is leap frogging with mobile technology. Photo credit: USAID

Afghanistan is introducing new technology, particularly in the mobile technology space and capturing the world’s imagination with its success with mobile money. Read more >>

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The Road to a ‘Data Ecosystem’ for Modern Abolitionists

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PhD student Dave Blair considers it a tremendous privilege to contribute to the fight against modern day slavery. Read more >>

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Virginia Tech Students Fight Human Trafficking, One App at a Time

C-TIP Campus Challenge Tech Contest participants meet with Sarah Mendelson, USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance. Photo Credit: USAID

Winners of the Counter-Trafficking in Persons Campus Challenge Tech Contest tell us more about their concepts to help end trafficking. Read more >>

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The Power of Mobile Technology to Save Lives

A health worker refers to her mobile phone for information while making a house visit. Photo credit: World Vision

Technology and innovation is the way forward for NGOs to impact the global health field, including reducing incidence of malaria, improving maternal and child health, and improving child nutrition. Read more >>

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Using Technology For STH Control

There has been interesting progress in the use of mobile technology, like this smart phone, in the fight against NTDs. Photo credit: InterAction

The reach of mobile phones into even the poorest and most remote parts of the world has shown these devices to be the tool of choice for civil and social transformation. Read more >>

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Why Open Data Matters: G-8 and African Nations Increase Open Data for Food Security

Kenyan farmer shows her crops. Photo credit: Jimmy Wambua

The concept of open agriculture data fuses transparency and technology to improve food security worldwide. Read more >>

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