At UNDP in Croatia we are becoming more and more familiar with this topic, especially when it comes to crowdfunding.
After more than 36 hours of all-work/no-sleep, three minutes of rapid-fire presentations, and lots of qofte and qebapa from Gjakova’s finest eateries, DigiGjakova finally came to a close.
The three teams that managed to blow the jury away were: Tropical, Krijoni XXL and DevFreaks.
Today is the first day of COP21, and the stakes have never been higher.
It is hoped that these crucial talks will reach a deal to limit the warming of our planet to two degrees Celsius.
In his recent blog, my colleague Damiano Borgogno introduced the Global Support Programme, which was created because “ the technical information presented… is not easy to digest by policy makers and their outreach to the general population is weak.”
This is completely true.
In his blog, the Nonprofit Chronicles, Marc Gunther writes:
How do feedback loops differ from conventional monitoring and evaluation (M&E)? One attendee told me that feedback loops are the equivalent of diagnosing and treating a disease; a conventional evaluation is more like an autopsy, and thus of limited value to the patient.
This leads us to our question in Tunisia:
Can info culled from big data help us monitor (read: diagnose and treat) in real-time the achievement of Global Goal 16 (read: the patient)?
While researching gender inequalities in labour markets of these countries, I searched for evidence on how the challenge of job creation can be overcome without perpetuating gender inequalities in the region, and preferably, by reducing them.
It is the combination of the expert’s eye and the latest in crime-fighting tech that leads to the crucial “Aha!” moment.
Over recent years, climate negotiations have gotten more and more complex.
With 193 countries bringing competing interests to the table, perhaps that’s not surprising.
So negotiators are taking a bottom-up approach, with individual countries coming to the table to declare what they are nationally prepared to do to advance internationally agreed upon goals.
Lately, the language of funding has gotten very strange.
From equity-based crowfunding and person-to-person lending, to crypto currencies and mobile money; entirely new players are disrupting the field of financing for development and public policy.
So, what does this alternative finance space look like? Who are the new players and what are they up to?
I have been living with HIV for 15 years.
I am one of those who chose the “wrong” guy.
We tried it once, and it worked out pretty well.
Thirteen teams have now successfully graduated from our Crowdfunding Academy.
The first campaign debuted from the Academy – Lighten the Load of Syrian Mothers raised over 500 percent of its original target funding – with Taste of Home and STEMI are heading in the same direction.