1. Poverty: the ultimate lab challenge? panel at LabWorks


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    Which lab methods work for tackling poverty and which do not? A panel of lab practitioners shared their experiences at LabWorks 2015, our global gathering of innovation labs, moderated by Mariko Takeuchi of inCompass. Find out more about LabWorks: bit.ly/1IbN4fO. Captions to follow. Panellists: Derek Miller, Director, The Policy Lab, USA Shariha Khalid, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Scope Group, Malaysia Matt Klein, Executive Director, Center for Economic Opportunity, USA Samir Doshi, Science, Technology and Innovation Advisor, USAID Global Development Lab, USA

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    • Preferential Tarrifs - J.R. Johnson


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      J.R. Johnson discusses the concept of Preferential Tariffs, one that offers lower-than-normal – about two-thirds the size – tariff rates for imports from developing countries.

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      • Enabling Free Internet Access in Developing Countries Using a Participatory Design Approach


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        In the past couple of decades we have seen a sharp rise in Internet usage, data consumption and the overall number of Internet users. With the rise of broadband connectivity, mobile Internet, mobile applications and overall web utility through localized content and services; we have been able to observe many positive effects of Internet access. Many Human Computer Interaction and Development (HCID) and Information and Communication Technology and Development (ICTD) studies in this time have demonstrated how countries with higher Internet penetration and adoption enjoy better economic growth, improved educational systems, more democratic participation and overall enhancement in various Quality of Life (QOL) indicators. As of 2014, the sad truth remains that over half of the human population is deprived of basic Internet access. Most of these people live in developing or poor countries. This reflects a deep gap between technology creators’ / designers’, policy makers’ and industry’s understanding/involvement of the end users. The problems lie beyond an individual’s conventional understanding like hardware availability, user literacy or network coverage. Complex and intertwined sociotechnical roadblocks play a key role in curbing Internet penetration and adoption in many countries that face a huge digital divide. However, one common pattern can be spotted among such countries – ‘affordability’. Even with the sharp decline in prices of Internet enabled mobile devices and data plans over the past decade, quality Internet access still remains expensive or unaffordable to many. The study was conducted in India with the goal of overcoming various legal, economic and technological barriers to ‘enable free Internet access’ for users. In this study, we try to address the problem of ‘affordability’ in Internet access for existing Internet users in India that own an Internet enabled mobile device but cannot afford to pay for mobile Internet packages. Using a Participatory Design approach and a Double Diamond design process, an economically sustainable and technologically scalable ‘free Wi-Fi Zone’ model was designed and prototyped in this study. This research study aims to provide valuable insights to various research organizations, governmental bodies, Internet service providers, hardware/software companies and other agents working in the ICTD space and trying to bridge the digital divide. More: http://muftinternet.com/policy/muft-internet-research-study/

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        • Health Care Problems in Pakistan


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          • Latin America and EU Trade relationships - Animated video EUCELAC


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            This video explains how a trade relationship - mainly based on the extraction of raw materials - is contributing to depletion of non-renewable natural resources, global warming and social conflicts. Civil society organisations have warned repeatedly about the dangers of unbalanced trade relations, and have urged the EU to promote more symmetrical relations contributing to effective respect for human rights while promoting sustainable alternatives to the current economic model. Organisations: Alianza por la Solidaridad, ACT Alliance EU, Cidse, Cifca, Grupo Sur y Oidhaco

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            • Elsevier Awards 2015


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              The video has been shot in San Jose California to promote an important scientific prize: the Elsevier Award. The Award - given by the Elsevier publishing house in collaboration with OWSD and TWAS - recognizes the research excellence of women scientists working and living in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2015 it has been given to scientists excelling in physics and mathematics.

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              • Matt York & "One Mobile Projector Per Trainer"


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                Originally from New York, NY and resettled to Chico, Northern California, Matt York and his wife Patrice always saw the potential of empowering people all around the world with video tools, so much so that they founded a magazine devoted to this very purpose: "VideoMaker". However, that wasn't good enough for them. In 2008, they founded O.M.P.T. (One Mobile Projector Per Trainer), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing video training and equipment to educators in some of the poorest countries in the world. The goal ? Allowing them to produce locally tailored videos to spread ideas that could combat poverty and disease. Matt's passion recently took him (and Respectful Revolution's Gerard Ungerman) to Guinea and the fight to eliminate Ebola from West Africa. {1350 East 9th Street, Chico, CA 95928}

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                • FEMNET AID Eff


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                  The story examines, the role foreign aid plays to mitigate against poverty, in a developing country like Kenya

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                  • Heavy Metal Clip - Beacon


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                    Short animation for BEACON, a text message-based software developed by Trek Medics Intl to provide emergency medical dispatch in communities that can’t afford advanced "911 technologies. With Beacon we can leverage informal systems to create grassroots, community-based emergency medical services anywhere there’s a mobile phone signal. Learn more here: http://trekmedics.org/beacon Animation by Batalla Post: http://batallapost.com Music: "Heavy Metal" Band: White Rabbits http://whiterabbitsmusic.com Used with permission by ATO Records http://atorecords.com Voiceover: Graham Tracey http://highlonesomerecording.com Audio generously mixed by Brian McGee and Capt. Edd at Kalehoff Studios: http://www.eddkalehoff.com

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                    • Groundwater, the Hidden Source of Life


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                      Not many people realize that 99 percent of the freshwater we use is groundwater. This video helps people worldwide to understand the importance of groundwater. An IGRAC initiative: www.igrac.nl

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