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Technology and Innovation

Competition Seeks to Develop Education App for Syrian Children Fleeing Conflict

29 January 2016

International partnership launches $1.7 million EduApp4Syria prize to help Syrian children learn to read

Washington, DC (January 29, 2016) - A Norway-led coalition today announced the launch of a 15 million Norwegian Kroner (approximately US$1.7 million) competition to help displaced Syrian children continue their education during the protracted conflict.

The EduApp4Syria competition will select up to five

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Launch Event at the UN - The Brightest Hope: Education and Innovation in Emergencies

7 December 2015

by Carey Utz

On November 20th, at an event coinciding with Universal Children’s Day, members of the science and technology communities came together with members of the education and humanitarian communities to discuss using new technologies and innovative approaches to address the urgent needs of learners affected by conflict and crisis.


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Norway launches an innovation competition to teach Syrian refugee children to read

25 September 2015

This article was originally published on the Norad website.

Three million Syrian children are unable to attend school because of the war. «Education is vital for the children’s future. We are now taking new and innovative steps to give children fleeing from war educational opportunities», said Børge Brende, Norwegian Minister of

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Technology and EiE: A landscaping study of technology solutions for education in crisis contexts

20 July 2015

We are pleased to invite you to complete a short survey about the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in education in emergencies. Our ultimate goal in collecting this data is to share best practices with the EiE community and, in turn, improve the quality of tools and information available for EiE programming, and, ultimately, promote better education

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Ideation Challenge for Technology-Enabled Education in Crisis and Conflict

28 January 2015

by Anthony Bloome, Senior Education Technology Specialist, USAID

We know crises happen. Whether they happen because of health conditions, such as Ebola, or because of natural disasters or conflict, they can have profound and long-term consequences for students’ educational attainment and development in affected communities, particularly in lower income countries which are less able to absorb

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ICT integration in basic refugee education: Tools for teachers in Daadab Refugee Camps

18 September 2013

Justus Omondi Olwande Physics Teacher & ICT Ttrainer of Trainees, Dadaab Refugee Camps

September, 2013

Last year science teachers in Dadaab Refugee Camps secondary schools were privileged to attend an ICT workshop organized by Windle Trust Kenya, (a nongovernmental organization implementing secondary education for refugees in Daadab) in collaboration with The Kenya E-learning sector of the

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The Digital Hope Project - Using Technology to Enhance Skills and Create Jobs

5 June 2013

by Andrew B. Greene Jr, Founder and CEO of B-Gifted Foundation 

The Digital Hope Project of the B-Gifted Foundation of Sierra Leone was selected and recognized as one of the best Digital Ideas and Digital Talent at ITU Telecom World 2011. The 'Digital Hope' initiative received an investment from the ITU.  As a winning idea,

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