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Smart Communications: Low-cost Money Transfers for Overseas Filipino Workers

A leading wireless telephone services provider in the Philippines, Smart Communications, Inc. recognized that at least 8 million Filipinos work and live abroad—about a quarter of the domestic labour force. In 2005, Filipino workers overseas sent $10.7 billion in remittances, with at least as much...

Technology to Fight Human Trafficking: Microsoft Awards Research Grants

In June 2012, Microsoft Research and the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit announced the winning applications for research to “advance deeper understanding of the role of technology in human trafficking,” particularly as it relates to the child sex trade. A grant of US$185,000 will be distributed among...

Microsoft donates PhotoDNA technology to help fight child porn

The American multinational corporation and one of the world’s most valuable companies, Microsoft, in collaboration with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) has innovated a New Image DNA Technology to fight against child abuse.

Human TraffickingHandbook: Recognising Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery in the UK

The Human Trafficking Handbook, edited and sold by NexisLexis, is an essential anthology of opinion and analysis written by experienced, passionate professionals who play a vital role in today’s fight against modern-day slavery. This unique collection of original essays seeks to meet that need...

Microcredit from Grameen Bank in Bangladesh: Phone ladies

In partnership with ITU (the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies), the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh has brought mobile phone services to the most isolated villages. Poor rural women now operate small businesses providing public call services to their...

Sarkission Mason

Sarkissian Mason is a digital innovation agency which believes in the power of enganging ideas with technology. At the beginning of 2012, Sarkissian Mason offered a $100,000 grant to a nonprofit working in the anti-trafficking space. The founder and chief executive decided to combine the...

WIZZIT reaching the Unbanked of South Africa

It is estimated that 40 percent of South Africa's 45 million population are un-banked or under-banked. However, nearly 60 percent of South Africans have mobile phones. The proliferation of mobile services worldwide has created a unique opportunity to provide social and financial services over the...

Vodafone and Safaricom Kenya: Extending the Range and Reliability of Financial Services to the Poor in Rural Kenya

Kenya has fewer than 2 million bank accounts serving 32 million people. To bridge the gap, Safaricom Kenya, one of two mobile service providers in Kenya, developed a technological solution in partnership with Vodafone. The result was MPESA, an electronic money transfer product to make financial...

Strategic partnerships improve child health in Mali

Pésinet, devised in 2002 by Brussels-based Afrique Initiatives, is an early warning method for monitoring the health conditions of children from low-income families. Its concept is simple: mothers subscribe to Pésinet’s services for a nominal fee, and in return a local Pésinet representative weighs...

Parternships in Belarus providing affordable Health Care to the Poor

Cardiovascular diseases are common among the population of Belarus. Belarus lacks quick cardiac diagnostic and treatment services in many remote areas outside of major cities. Telemedicine offers a solution to this problem by connecting a doctor in a local hospital with a cardiac specialist in a...

Rural communities in Serbia have IT services provided

Rural communities in Serbia are confronted with less infrastructure and opportunities, and hence higher levels of poverty. Access to IT facilities and computers/internet in particular remain a major challenge. This prevents people from accessing information such as job vacancies, buying machinery,...

Microsoft and Nethope partner to provide humanitarian disaster relief

Since 2005, Microsoft has partnered closely with NetHope to explore how IT can more effectively foster collaboration, drive innovation, and transform technology use in development and humanitarian relief efforts around the world.

The SABRE Holdings Foundation inc

The Sabre Holdings Foundation is the humanitarian foundation SABRE HOLDINGS, an American travel technology company that serves the travel and tourism industry by providing software to travel agencies, corporations, travellers, airlines, hotels, car, rail, cruise and tour operators. The holding...

Reuters Market Light: Creating Efficient Markets

Reuters Market Light (RML), a business incubated by Thomson Reuters, is a pioneering mobile phone-based agri information service provider. The service is designed to provide farmers with personalised timely and actionable agricultural information from pre-sowing to post-harvest stages through SMS...

IBM Combines Technology Donations and Volunteering for Disaster Relief

Over the last 10 years, IBM has responded to more than 70 natural disasters and provided millions of dollars for its disaster-relief experts to participate in cross-border volunteer opportunities.

iAwards support ‘Technology for Social Justice’ mission

The 2011 iAwards were announced recently at a series of events held across Australia. The importance of providing effective tools to support digital proficiency in the community sector has again been recognised with Infoxchange Australia picking up the Victorian iAward in the e-Inclusions and...

Delta Partners and Ericsson support mobile application that reconnects refugees with loved ones

In support of the hundreds of thousands of refugees who have fled from conflict and disaster areas, Refugees United with Ericsson and Refugees United, in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and mobile operator MTN in Uganda, have launched the first project to...

Buy an iPhone app, help save lives

A coalition of iPhone application makers donated the full proceeds of almost 150 top applications on January 20, 2012 to Haiti relief.

Fair trade organisation receives eBay grant for new web portal to assist artisans around the world

SERRV International, a fair trade organisation headquartered in the US, has been awarded a $53,500 grant from the eBay Foundation for a new web site aimed at providing resources to low-income artisans and farmers in more than 30 countries around the world.

Eurolab and Ericsson help install communications in Congo

Two Ericsson employees were sent to the Democratic Republic of Congo on behalf of Ericsson Response. In collaboration with several humanitarian organizations, they established radio communication within the Kalabo region in order to support a UN coordinated de-mining mission.