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How a low-tech mobile app is changing the way Indonesia responds to disasters
By Guest Post by Lulu Muhammad and Gina Meutia
Dec 16, 2014
Did you know that nearly eight out of ten Indonesians have access to cell phones? We are talking about over 230 million people across three time zones and out of those users; around 61 million...
Promoting Better Use of Data in Uganda
By Jane Auma
Jul 10, 2014
The relevance of data to enhance public service delivery cannot be overemphasized. Data is relevant for decision-making particularly with regards to defining needs, setting goals, planning...
Response to Big Data Climate Challenge shows momentum behind data-driven climate solutions
By Sara Cornish
Jul 7, 2014
The Big Data Climate Challenge, hosted by Global Pulse in support of the Secretary-General’s 2014 Climate Summit, received submissions from 40 different countries at the close of the Call for...
Sifting Through, and Making Sense of, Big Social Data
By René Clausen Nielsen
Jun 30, 2014
Global Pulse is very pleased to officially announce a data philanthropy partnership with DataSift - a social data platform that enables aggregation and filtering of social media posts to...
The Second "Data for Development" (D4D) Challenge in Africa
By Anoush Tatevossian and Liora Yuklea
Jun 9, 2014
In 2012, global telecommunications company Orange launched its first "Data for Development Challenge" (D4D) to catalyze research into how anonymized and aggregated mobile network data,...
Big Data Climate Challenge deadline extended
By Sara Cornish
Jun 5, 2014
Teams from 20 different countries have already submitted projects to the Big Data Climate Challenge, a bold show of interest in the first global competition to bring together the fields of Big Data...
Emerging Research at Pulse Lab Kampala
By Chris Lukolyo
Jun 4, 2014
Pulse Lab Kampala -like the other labs in New York and Jakarta - operates as a data innovation lab to bring together experts from the public sector, academia and private sector. In this ‘safe...
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