Engineering for Change

Interest: ICT

The boom in mobile phone ownership has been one of the unanticipated success stories of global development. And with all of that computing power in the hands of so many people, software engineers are at the leading edge of the work to improve lives. Other electronic hardware is also gaining momentum, with innovations like e-readers, drones and 3D printers. These tools are how communities can leapfrog over phases of development to catch up with the pack.

Interest: ICT

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Rob Goodier

Fixing the world’s rural roads with a shovel and a phone app

For those of us who don’t know what it’s like to live at the end of a poorly maintained...

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Rob Goodier

Volunteer cartographers create open source maps to guide malarial mosquito eradication

June 28, 2017

Spraying insecticide indoors remains one of the most effective weapons against malarial mosquitoes, the World Health Organization says, but...

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Rob Goodier

From Baby Monitors to Fishing Fleets: Ten Upgrades with Remote Sensors

The cost of electronic sensors and mobile technology has dropped low enough to network hardware and infrastructure even in...

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Rob Goodier

A “solar hooter” protects southern Indian farms from animal raids

June 12, 2017

A low-cost “solar hooter” may keep animal intruders at bay on southern Indian farms. The device flashes a light...

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Temesgen Gebeyehu

Ethiopia’s 8028 Hotline: Aiding farmers through text and interactive voice messages

May 28, 2017

Ethiopia’s new 8028 Hotline has handled a deluge of calls from farmers looking for agricultural information. The Ethiopia Agricultural Transformation Agency’s...

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Rob Goodier

A new charitable giving platform vets Indian nonprofits to give donors peace of mind

May 18, 2017

It’s easy to forgive indecision when it comes to donating to a worthy cause in India. A bird’s eye...

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Rob Goodier

Case study: How an offline CRM helps a biogas business expand in Latin America

November 28, 2016

Sistema Biobolsa began its operations developing and selling biogas systems in Latin America using organizational tools like spreadsheet software...

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Rob Goodier

A new digital tool takes the guesswork out of making compressed earth blocks for construction

An experienced soil analyst can discover clues about the dirt with little more than water, a jar and a...

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Rob Goodier

10 mThings Changing Lives in Developing Countries

Mobile applications are transforming the livelihoods of millions of people around the world, including in low-income settings and rural...

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Rob Goodier

How mobile tech improves global sanitation: Research brief on the Digitization of Sanitation

The mobile phone boom of the last decade has given rise to the often-repeated fact that more people worldwide...

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