A look inside Global Pulse, the United Nation's innovation incubator.
Development will go digital, or it will go nowhere at all.
That’s was the message sent by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in an address to the General Assembly in November. "Our inability to understand the impacts of a crisis while there is still time to adjust our policies and programs threatens to reverse years of hard-won development gains,” said Ban. "Too often, by the time we have hard evidence of what is happening at the household level, the harm has already been done. … Our challenge is to leverage the enormous power of technology to make the world a better place."
As it happens, someone has answered that call (Ban was actually praising them in his speech).