Compassionate Cities

Compassionate Cities is a Council initiative to raise awareness about ways communities can reduce suffering and improve the lives of vulnerable populations through the use of digital technologies already being applied to solve other city challenges. Click here to learn more about the initiative – and scroll down for articles highlighting how technology is helping the homeless, the hungry, the disabled and other people in need around the world.

New tools take aim at food waste (and policymakers, there's one for you)

05/30/2017

An Innovator Database and Policy Finder tool are new weapons in the fight to reduce food waste and improve food recovery recently unveiled by ReFED, a U.S.-based, cross-sector nonprofit. Learn how policymakers and other stakeholders can put these tools to work.

New UK report offers insights on technologies that battle social isolation and loneliness

05/24/2017

Innovative technologies can improve the physical and mental well-being of people who suffer from loneliness and lack of social connections. A new report highlights examples, such as Australia's InTouch Living system.

How SAS uses analytics to uncover intelligence for the fight to halt human trafficking

05/24/2017

Estimates indicate 30 million men, women and children are victims of human trafficking worldwide. They are largely invisible, but organizations like Peace-Work and SAS are using advanced analytics to help law enforcement.

New Microsoft, UN partnership will focus on tech's role in tackling human rights challenges

05/17/2017

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said the five-year, $5 million pact with Microsoft could be a "truly groundbreaking agreement." Read how the partnership will utilize advanced technology to advance human rights.

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