The Role of Mobile Phones in Survey Data Collection: My World 2015


What role can mobile phones play in distributing a survey and collecting feedback and data from respondents? In particular, how can we use mobile technology to reach out to and engage individuals in developing countries that tend to be …
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Transforming Mobile Data into Credit History


Check out what TechChange alumna, Tessa Ruddy, learned about FirstAccess, an SMS-based loan assessment tool in her recent Mobiles for International Development course. This technology has the potential to give the 2.5 billion adults without a formal bank account an instant credit history.
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Three Tips for ICT4D Success in Africa and Beyond


Learn how Priscilla Chomba-Kinywa, a TechChange alumna of 3 courses and counting, built a SMS-based sex education program for youth in Zambia, and the lessons she learned on applying ICT4D in the context of Africa and beyond.
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Nick Martin Selected as 2014 Ariane de Rothschild Fellow


TechChange Founder and CEO, Nick Martin, has been selected as a 2014 Ariane de Rothschild Fellow! The AdR Fellowship program connects social entrepreneurs with a well-connected network across sectors aimed at conflict resolution through cross-cultural discourse. …
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A Mama Is a Mama, Around the World


Even the best-educated moms can use help and reminders. Read how the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) has been helping mothers around the world.
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TechChange ICT4D Training at UN Summer Academy 2014


TechChange Program Coordinator Matthew Heck explains technical aspects of Google Maps Engine to UN Summer Academy Director, Patrick van Weerelt (Photo: S5R3 / Simon Ruf).

In June 2014, TechChange Founder & CEO Nick Martin and …
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Information and Communications Technology in the Global Youth Wellbeing Index


Information and communications technology (ICT) is an integral component of the increasingly technology-driven global economic and social landscape. For many of us, ICT has become the principal way we communicate and get informed, shop or sell and increasingly how …
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Four Lessons Learned From Trying to Change the World with a Liberal Arts Degree


Nick Martin recently returned to his alma mater, Swarthmore College, where he participated in a panel discussion on “What I Learned From Trying to Change the World” during the school’s alumni weekend. Here are the pearls of wisdom they shared based on their social change careers so far.
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What Does Global Social Media Mean for Social Change Campaigns?


In the last decade, social media has spread quickly across the world and has grown not just in terms of number of users on popular platforms, but also in terms of new niche platforms tailored for specific populations.


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Discussing Hashtag Activism on the Radio and in an Online Course


Check out the Montreal-based CJAD news radio talkshow interview from last week featuring TechChange’s Director of Marketing, Nancy Ngo, on hashtag activism and join us for our upcoming course on Social Media for Social Change!
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