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'Kenya gives me hope' - Concern Debates' Champions reflect on trip to Kenya

Jason Kennedy | 26 July 2018 | 0 Comments

Concern Debates 2018 champions St Killian’s German School were invited on a once in a lifetime trip to Kenya to visit our programmes in action. Here they reflect on their busy week.

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Topics: debates final, concern debates, Kenya, tackling gender inequality in education, education, Africa, Gender inequality in schools, Science, technology, debates, health

Harvesting the power of data: Concern's digital journey

Áine Magee | 01 June 2018 | 0 Comments

In our ‘thought leadership’ series, Senior Adviser on Monitoring, Planning & Evaluation, Áine Magee, reflects on the potential for data to help transform the lives of the world’s poorest and documents recent developments in Concern’s data journey.

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Topics: data protection, GDPR, technology, innovations, thought leadership series, digital data

Bridging the digital divide: technology for refugees

Ellen Ward | 02 March 2018 | 0 Comments

So much of the technology we use today is taken for granted: the laptop provided to us by our employer, the smartphone given to us at Christmas and the tablets our children play on. But not all people have these devices available and an inequality, often called 'the Digital Divide', persists around the globe. Last year, Concern applied for a grant funded by Google which focused on putting digital devices into the hands of those who need them the most.

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Topics: technology, innovation, innovations, education, Syrian Crisis, Syrian Refugee Crisis, refugees

Missing Maps for Haiti: a volunteer project

Ellen Ward | 28 October 2016 | 0 Comments

Many areas where Concern works are unmapped which makes implementing projects and preparing for disasters more difficult. In September 2016 we embarked on a new initiative to use volunteers to map basic information, such as buildings and roads, in Cité Soleil, Haiti. This is the story so far…

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Topics: haiti, technology

How can new technology impact humanitarian action?

Daniel Gray | 09 March 2015 | 0 Comments

From flying donkeys to Facebook, there are countless ways that emerging technologies are changing the face of development in the world’s poorest countries. Here, we take a look at some of the innovations that Concern and other humanitarian organisations are beginning to work with.

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Topics: technology

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