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Once a year, on June 20, World Refugee Day, there are people and organizations in the world that stop to shine a light on one of the world’s most pressing problems.
India is developing a “leapfrog” program to create a shared, electric, and connected mobility future that promises to provide Indians with clean, affordable, efficient, and reliable transportation options to support and enhance their daily lives.
Solar innovations mean energy innovation can meet the Strategic Development Goal 7 for the entire world. What a difference a few years can make in technology breakthroughs.
A global collaboration of energy companies is working to accelerate the commercial adoption of blockchain technology in the energy sector.
Young civic leaders ID Global Solutions including combating misinformation in elections, supporting Arabic-speaking domestic violence victims in the US, and using blockchain technology for protecting property rights in Libya.
The city of Dubai’s Smart Dubai has unveiled a new strategic plan to become the world’s first “blockchain-powered government.”
What is solar geoengineering? Imagine a not-to-distant future scene in which a fleet of small jets is flying on a regular schedule loaded with a cargo of some chemical compound that can be sprayed into the atmosphere where it converts to an aerosol of particles that stay aloft and scatter sunlight for maybe two years or so.
SkyTruth is the designer and builder of a tool called Global Fishing Watch that leverages satellite imagery and data for the purpose of promoting grassroots environmental stewardship and is now delivering spill data for ocean oil rigs.
Smart Cities Council, a smart cities network, announced Austin, Indianapolis, Miami, Orlando and Philadelphia as this year’s winners of the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant program.
After the record-shattering Women’s March demonstration of global solidarity on the second day of the Trump presidency women could be forgiven for believing that they were making their voices heard around the world.
In a world of plenty, the brutality of famine continues to afflict.
A Toronto-based research initiative, the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) was launched this week at the Blockchain Summit in DC. A partnership with government bodies, including the Canadian government and private sector companies, the organization will focus on collaborative innovation.
Financial Health is a new term in the arena of financial inclusion. It means being in possession of a daily financial system that can provide resilience in the face of economic shocks so that individuals are better able to reach their economic goals.
The potential for blockchain to completely disrupt humanitarian aid and economic growth in the developing world is enormous.
In the face of a growing flood of fake news, most recently regarding climate change, fact checking becomes essential.
The imposition of the “Global Gag Rule” by the Trump Administration may, as Bill Gates told the Guardian, “create a void that even a foundation like ours can’t fill.”
A new framework for humanitarian solutions would adjust thinking toward categorizing refugees as a development opportunity that exists within the humanitarian problem.
Daphne Matziaraki’s powerful short documentary follows a Greek captain and his crew as they save refugees off Lesbos.