Easily Accessible Connections Not only is it easier to keep in touch with the people you care about, but information is also much more accessible to us. In fact, Facebook now has a trending section where recent developments are discussed among different people.
By Abe Grindle 3 minute Read We all know that technology is changing the world from artificial intelligence to big data to the ubiquity of smart phones, but many of us working to change society are just starting to understand how to harness tech forces for good.
Millions of women and girls around the world lack basic human rights. Forty percent of children in U. A slew of initiatives address these and other intractable social issues, yet often, even the most successful ones only address a fraction of the problem.
The good news is that a number of cutting-edge leaders and organizations are shifting their focus to ask: Here are six ways that information technology is breaking through scale barriers: Empowering with info Significant impact can be achieved in certain cases simply by making information more readily accessible to a larger audience.
Consider how Wikipedia has empowered self-education across thousands of topics.
Some are using e-learning solutions—e. Technology can also help shift behavior. Making matches Tech solutions also enhance impact by making quicker and better matches in a particular market.
The technology allows counselors to help 30 to 40 kids per hour, versus just one or two, and removes stigma by using a process—texting—that feels invisible. Crowdsourcing hot spots In many cases, individuals and communities see parts of a situation, that pieced together create a pattern that can inform social action.
Technologies that support aggregation and analysis pull together scattered evidence that can surface election fraud, oil spills or earthquake victims. Reaching the underserved In some cases, technology improves the reach of products and services that can improve lives.
MicroEnsure leverages the mobile telecommunications system to provide insurance products to millions of low-income customers in Asia and Africa, who otherwise would not have access to risk mitigation.
Raising cash for good Technology is now playing a hand both in creating capital markets for social good, and in connecting beneficiaries with funding streams. C harity Water creates campaigns around birthdays, holidays and other life events where people can raise money to provide clean water to communities in need.
Over the next four weeks The Bridgespan Group and Omidyar Network will curate TechSocial, a series offering views and voices from some of the most vanguard social organizations using tech to break scale barriers: While their leaders have powerful lessons to share, they are also realistic about the challenges.
Technology surely has the potential to enable solutions to some of the most pressing issues the world faces, not to mention making getting the word out on what works a little easier.When you walk, you are wholly engaged, present, pulsing from toe to head.
It’s a motion—one foot in front of the other—so elemental I cannot remember a time when I could not do it. We must follow a path that focuses on the best available technology and helps reduce the impact of cooling on energy demand and CO2 emissions.
Smart energy solutions such as district energy, thermal storage or heat pump technology can combine heating and cooling cycles, and enable other innovations such as heat recovery.
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The institutions of modern developed societies, whether governments or companies, are not prepared for this new social power.