New technologies for action in a pandemic context

With over 571 678 confirmed cases globally, which means an increase of 62 514 cases from the previous day, and a total of 26 494 deaths by March 28th, 2020, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) 68 Situation Report, Coronavirus disease has paralyzed the world, including lockdown of large …

Hand Wash Challenge on social media to defeat 2019-nCoV

“There are several measures you can take to protect yourself from ‪#COVID19. One of the most important ones is regular & safe hand hygiene. Here are the steps recommended by ‪@WHO. Show the world where and how you wash your hands. Join the WHO ‪#SafeHands challenge!   Dr Tedros Adhanom …

MOOCs and affordable education opportunities for all

New technologies have helped to make education more accessible and affordable even for those living in remote communities. ICTs have become popular on the education industry to broaden the outreach of their courses and make available contents that are relevant for stakeholders. In some specific situations, particularly when the world …

Community video for health awareness and prevention

The world is suffering of a pandemic that many generations never experienced before. This is mobilizing people everywhere to contribute to the general awareness raising campaign to control 2019-nCoV and prevent for further expanding in the world. Communities are also concerned and they cannot be sided on this campaign. ICT4D …

ICT for good in disaster risk reduction and rehabilitation

The world is increasingly exposed to meteorological hazards and climate variability that cause severe infrastructure damage and human casualties, affecting in particular developing countries. Early warning systems have been developed and implemented to reduce those risks in many countries. However, challenges to communicate timely with communities that are at risk …