Any country that is serious about tech and how it can be used to sustain and promote development is on the right path. I want to add to the support for tech and development by listing 10 examples of tech being used to make a difference. I like how informative these types of lists can be in and of itself and I hope to do more of these 10 things lists.
We’re a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating innovative educational technology for STEM learning. Our pioneering work brings technology’s promise into reality for education worldwide.
The e-NABLE Community is an amazing group of individuals from all over the world who are using their 3D printers to create free 3D printed hands and arms for those in need of an upper limb assistive device.
Why is software created using taxpayers’ money not released as Free Software? We want legislation requiring that publicly financed software developed for the public sector be made publicly available under a Free and Open Source Software licence. If it is public money, it should be public code as well.
Digital Green is a global development organization that empowers smallholder farmers to lift themselves out of poverty by harnessing the collective power of technology and grassroots-level partnerships.
Lighting Global is the World Bank Group’s platform to support sustainable growth of the international off-grid solar market as a means of rapidly increasing energy access to the 1.2 billion people without grid electricity.
Bringing People Together. We believe everyone should have the chance to make a difference. That’s why we make it easy for good people and good causes to connect.
Nourish has been founded by a group of Trinidadians united by a deep concern about the amount of food being wasted in our country. We believe that in a high income country with abundant food, no one should ever go hungry. Nourish seeks to ensure that instead of being thrown away, good food gets to people who need it the most.
A comforting companion for children with type 1 diabetes. By taking care of Jerry’s diabetes, children gain hands-on practice with counting carbs, monitoring Jerry’s blood sugar, and dosing Jerry with insulin. Kids care for Jerry using the virtual diabetes tools and the digital pantry in our app!
Esoko provides smallholders with access to inputs and finance through our virtual marketplace, while driving business for input dealers and financial service providers.
Super Wi-Fi Technologies. As defined by the UN, access to the Internet is now among global citizens’ most basic rights. The European Commission’s Digital Agenda goes one step further by similarly highlighting broadband access as a basic right. To achieve this near ubiquity of access, radical changes will need to be made in how citizens of every country connect to the Internet.