Can we go that far with the help of Twitter?

When the earthquake hit Nepal in 2015, Action Against Hunger (ACF)-UK raised 50.000 pounds with a word published on Twitter. In that opportunity, ACF fundraising department decided to go beyond the traditional methods for raising money and use their network of restaurant and chef supporters on social-media channels. They approached …

The innovative use of technology – The case of Digital Green

Digital Green (DG) is a technology-based non-profit development organization, grounding its interventions on two main premises: 1- the outreach limitation of the formal channels of the agricultural extension programs aiming at promoting effective farming practices; and 2- farmers’ reliance on informal channels of knowledge-sharing (peers-to-peers) within their communities (SPRING Digital …

Can ICTs be the key for improving coordination when an emergency strikes?

When emergencies as the tsunami in 2004, the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 or the one in Ecuador in 2016 strike, how prepared and equipped are local communities, agencies and governments for effective response? This question lies in the essence of the new innovative pilot project ‘ALERT’ whose purpose is …

The use of an e-payment system in cash-transfer programs

Cash-transfer programs (CTP) have proven their efficiency as an alternative modality to in-kind assistance. CT, adopted in both development and emergency contexts, can be seen as a social protection scheme to fulfill the basic needs of the poor or the disaster-affected populations, and at the same time as an opportunity …