Arrow Electronics and the nonprofit organization Close the Gap are collaborating to turn used cargo containers into fully equipped digital classrooms and health clinics that can be deployed to remote areas of Africa. Click for a brief video about the first DigiTruck classroom that was deployed to an orphanage in Tanzania.
More people in the world suffer from mental illness than heart-disease or cancer. And it is largely ignored. Could innovative technology solve the problem? Cornell University information science professor Tanzeem Choudhury shares insights on that in a Tedx Talks video.
Achieving the transition to "resource-smart" food systems will require better policy-making as well as a collaborative and proactive multi-stakeholder approach. Watch this UN video to see how resource-efficient technologies contribute to food security.
One Home is a free web and mobile platform that allows anyone to search affordable housing options in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. With One Home, people can find a home that they are eligible for, share housing information with others, and download housing applications, all from one place. Learn more in a brief video.
In a deprived area of the U.K., a primary school has experienced an educational transformation due to the Microsoft Shape the Future Initiative in partnership with RM. Pupils, many of whom speak English as a second language, are becoming confident assured learners. Learn how in this video.
A collaboration between Qualcomm Wireless Reach and CINTEL has introduced wireless technology to the age-old tradition of fishing. Watch this video to learn how the ability to "fish with mobile nets" is raising productivity and increasing income in the community of La Boquilla in Colombia.
As part of its Smarter Cities Challenge, IBM experts went to Birmingham, Alabama to help the city tackle its 'food desert' challenges and other issues, including economic development. Watch the video for information that could help your city make fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible to citizens.
Hearing a homeless woman on the street crying that she'd never feel clean again was the inspiration for a nonprofit that takes retired public transit buses and converts them into traveling hygiene units for the homeless. Watch this video explains how the Lava Mae nonprofit does it -- and how other communities could do the same.
Over 60% of infant deaths occur in Sub-Saharan Africa. Accurate fetal heart rate monitoring is hard to come by in that part of the world. Two University students from Uganda are developing WinSenga, a portable, mobile and affordable fetal heart rate monitor that runs on Microsoft phones. Learn more in this video.
Watch this video to learn about UN-Habitat's Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme approach where all stakeholders are empowered to participate in defining the future of their cities, with a special focus on the empowerment of communities of slum dwellers.