Less than a year ago I could have barely told you what “Open Data” meant. Today I’m helping to organize an open data for development training. As we get ready for the big event, which will take place in Istanbul next week, I’ve been reflecting on my own journey and what open data means to… Read more »
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I recently had a chance to check out one of the SYSLAB Centres in Moldova. SYSLAB works with people who have been unemployed for a long term, returning immigrants, and recent graduates who may lack relevant work experience. It may seem simple at first glance, but I’ve found that what SYSLAB actually offers is a… Read more »
The last time I visited UNDP in Kosovo* to learn about how they’re approaching innovation for development, I thought to myself: “Hmmm, all this dynamism and energy, they must be putting on a show for me so I write quite the flattering blog post when I get back to Egypt.” This time around – my second… Read more »
There’s no shortage of guidelines these days on how to ‘prepare for the future.’ There is Nesta and their “modest defence of futurology” and there are our Global Pulse colleagues, who look at how big data can help us better prepare for – and protect citizens from – sudden shocks. But that’s not all.
After several months of trying to figure out what an innovation training workshop in Georgia might look like, we decided to implement a new training on infographics for civil society organizations in the country. This concept was so new to Georgia that, at first, we struggled to find a consultant to help. Finally, after a… Read more »
Did you know that Kosovo is home to the youngest population in Europe? One of the biggest challenges is the high rate of youth unemployment. According to the Kosovo Labour Force Survey 2012 (pdf), from the economically active population (aged 15 to 64 years) 35.1 percent are unemployed and the unemployment rate for youth is… Read more »
Here’s a quick round-up of fellowship and training opportunities we came across recently which we thought might be of interest to our readers: If you are you a young scholar from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine, you might be interested in applying for the Russia-Eurasia – Robert Bosch Fellowship at Chatham House