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Make the UN Data-Driven

Make the UN Data-Driven | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

The UN Global Pulse is out to make the UN more data-driven. UNGP acts as an intermediary for all of the data needs of groups within the United Nations. Currently we are collecting projects to partner on with the UN, but previous DataDive projects together entailed studying low-altitude imagery of African crops to determine fertilizer effectiveness and analyzing the results of a global cellphone survey on happiness and wellbeing around the world.

 

About The United Nations Global Pulse
Global Pulse is an innovation initiative of the UN Secretary-General, harnessing today’s new world of digital data and real-time analytics to gain a better understanding of changes in human well-being. Global Pulse hopes to contribute a future in which access to better information sooner makes it possible to keep international development on track, protect the world’s most vulnerable populations, and strengthen resilience to global shocks.

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Give a seed. Grow a community. Empower Africa!

Give a seed. Grow a community. Empower Africa! | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

This is the new project I'm planting my self into. Please help. - @ddrrnt

 

We're raising $20k to help rural communities in Zambia grow moringa crops so they can earn money and improve their nutrition.

 

Moringa is a superfood and regarded as the most nutritious plant on earth, it can help eliminate malnutrition in developing countries and LOTS of health-conscious people and sports enthusiasts in the First World also want to get their hands on some because it has loads of health benefits!

 

Moringa leaves can be consumed fresh, or dried in the shade and crushed into a powder which can then be mixed into food. It's super nutritious and really good for babies and young children too!

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The Weather Gods

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Greenpeace shows the true face of the problem in "The Weather Gods", a hard-hitting documentary that tells the story of the people in the front line of climate change; rural communities in Mali and Kenya and South Africa.
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Africa Unchained: The (P2P) Revolution at hand

Africa Unchained: The (P2P) Revolution at hand | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

Simone Cicero writing in Domus: 

The fundamental moment in which design becomes a political tool has arrived. Whatever we choose to call it — P2P culture, peer production movement, open-P2P-design — will we be able to find new meaning cooperatively? Will we be able to participate with conviction in the revolution that is at hand? 

Now that the need for large-scale production is disappearing due to the crystalline democratization of the means of production — now only linked to the time factor which is exponentially compressed every day — the cooperative revolution underway has placed people, as actors in their communities, at the centre of the act of production, humanizing it. 

DIY and P2P are declarations of independence from capital, from national and international institutions, from the market. They are a call to a first-person role and an assumption of responsibility of the individual as an actor within his/her tribe.

 

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http://www.domusweb.it/en/op-ed/the-revolution-at-hand/


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'Hydrological Suicide' - Africa foreign land deals lead to water rights giveaway -

'Hydrological Suicide' - Africa foreign land deals lead to water rights giveaway - | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

- The Guardian

Africa is heading for 'hydrological suicide' as land deals hand water resources to foreign companies, threatening environmental disaster...


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