UNICEF Innovation Fund to invest in open source technology start-ups

UNICEF Innovation Fund to invest in open source technology start-ups
1 FEB 2016  UNICEF
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UNICEF is inviting technology start-ups developing solutions with the potential to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children to apply for funding from its recently launched Innovation Fund.

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Finding the missing millions can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Finding the missing millions can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
MAHMOUD MOHIELDIN and MARIANA DAHAN
11 DEC 2015  The World Bank
Students in Bangladesh. © Scott Wallace/World Bank

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, approved in September, takes a holistic approach to development and presents no fewer than 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In committing to the goals and associated targets, the international community has agreed to a more ambitious development compact — that of ending poverty, protecting the planet while “leaving no one behind”.

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Bitnation Refugee Emergency Response (BRER)

Bitnation Refugee Emergency Response (BRER)
21 Sep 2015  humanity+ media

Bitnation Refugee Emergency Response (BRER) is a Humanitarian Aid Project of Bitnation to facilitate and provide Emergency Services and Humanitarian Aid to refugees during the European Refugee Crisis of September 2015. Our objective is to utilize Blockchain technology to authenticate and validate identification through a Blockchain Emergency ID (BE-ID), provide dispute resolution as needed, and otherwise provide and locate needed services to refugees, including but not limited to, Bitnation Bitcoin Visa Debit Cards (BVDC).

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