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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Allison Duane

Twelve Apps Making Cities Accessible to Travelers and Immigrants

This article is part of a series by students in the Sustainable Development program at Lehigh University in Bethlehem,...

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Joshua Pearce

The Coronavirus Is Breaking Global Supply Chains But There’s An Alternative – Make It At Home

May 18, 2020

As COVID-19 wreaks havoc on global supply chains, a trend of moving manufacturing closer to customers could go so...

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Ugochi Amadi

Nine Digital Innovations that Improve City Life Worldwide

May 4, 2020

This article is part of a series by students in the Sustainable Development program at Lehigh University in Bethlehem,...

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Aiden Slavin

Digital Identity: A Solution to Kenya’s ID Challenge?

April 7, 2020

A proposed national biometric identity program in Kenya has incited criticism from privacy and digital rights advocates, prompting a...

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Grace Burleson

Working Remotely: Seven Tips for Productive Online Meetings

March 18, 2020

Editor’s note: Grace Burleson is an Expert Research Fellow at Engineering for Change who wrote this article for Medium...

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Alexandra Novak

The Lack of Environmental Data Is an Obstacle for Progress in Paraguay

January 21, 2020

Lea esto en español. Lack of information leads to uncertainty in decision making and outcomes analysis. Reliable information is...

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Alexandra Novak

La Falta de Información Ambiental: un Obstáculo para Progreso en Paraguay

Read this in English. La falta de información conlleva a una incertidumbre a la hora de tomar decisiones y...

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Rob Goodier

Research Brief: Showing Videos Improves Adoption of New Agricultural Techniques

January 9, 2020

Animated videos on phones and other devices may be an effective method of teaching new agricultural techniques to farmers...

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Rob Goodier

Social Entrepreneurs Need Two Improvements to Their Financing Access

October 29, 2019

Two ideas emerged to improve access for social startups when Siemens Stiftung convened a round table of experts on...

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The Conversation

We Used Smartphones to Screen Children for Vision and Hearing Loss

October 19, 2019

Healthy hearing and vision in early childhood are the foundation for success at school. Hearing and vision difficulties are...

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