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Acceso gratuito a UpToDate en Ecuador – Free access to UpToDate in Ecuador

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How To Tell Your Global Health Story (So People Hear It) Tickets, Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 4:00 PM | Eventbrite

How To Tell Your Global Health Story (So People Hear It) A workshop on communicating research and field experience through news media Hosted by the Read More

PrEP(ucio): An endearing moment from an HIV conference in Lima, Peru.

Dr. Kenneth Mayer stood at the podium, full of Harvard eloquence and exciting data on the tip of his tongue. One could sense anticipation among Read More

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Get transported to the Spring Meetings 2017 in Virtual Reality

The World Bank embraces innovation in many forms, including the use of Virtual Reality (VR) and 360° images to create immersive experiences that help build empathy and awareness of critical topics that affect people living in poverty. VR is impacting the way the World Bank communicates, visualizes projects,  and improves decision making to further the Bank’s goals.


CTED and ICT4Peace continue to work on countering online presence of terrorist organizations

On 23 February 2017, Daniel Stauffacher of ICT4Peace, along with Steve Crown of Microsoft, Peter Stern of Facebook, Miguel Sanchez of Telefonica and Tara Hairston of Kaspersky, provided an update to the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee in New York on the main findings and recommendations of joint UN CTED-ICT4Peace report: “Private Sector Engagement in Responding to the Use of the Internet and ICT for Terrorist Purposes Strengthening Dialogue and Building Trust”. According to the plan of action for 2017, Daniel Stauffacher proposed that efforts will concentrate on two of the nine core recommendations from Phase 1 of the project, namely to (i) continue to strengthen dialogue on the emerging normative framework by means of multi-stakeholder engagement through the convening of a regular programme of global stakeholder workshops, and (ii) to establish a Global Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Building Platform focused on emerging policies and effective practice.


Professional Certificate Program: Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management (May 15-20)

Georgia Tech’s Center for Health and Humanitarian Services (CHHS) is offering an upcoming Professional Certificate Program in Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management, to be held May 15-20th, 2017 at GA Tech’s Global Learning Center.  2017 courses include: Pre-planning Strategy for Health and Humanitarian Organizations MAY 15-16 Tactical Decision Making in Public Health and Humanitarian Response MAY 17-18 Systems Operations in Health and Humanitarian Response MAY 19-20 Program overview: The certificate program is designed for practitioners in private industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government, military, and others who are active participants or interested in health and humanitarian operations, including both disaster response and long-term development. The goal of the program is to enhance the knowledge and experience of participants on logistics and supply-chain topics related to a broad range of activities including preparation, response, and recovery from natural and man-made disasters as well as ongoing humanitarian crises due to war, famine, infectious diseases, and chronic health problems. Click here for a summary of the May 2016 certificate program with reviews from past participants or watch the course webinar for further details about the topics covered. Courses include many interactive components, such as case studies, simulations and games, which help professionals to link the challenges and decision-making tradeoffs they face in everyday practice with the systematic approaches, tools, and techniques presented in the course. 


Acceso gratuito a UpToDate en Ecuador – Free access to UpToDate in Ecuador

[English at the bottom] Como una medida de apoyo para todos los cuerpos de emergencia y profesionales de la salud que toman parte de las Read More


How To Tell Your Global Health Story (So People Hear It) Tickets, Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 4:00 PM | Eventbrite

How To Tell Your Global Health Story (So People Hear It) A workshop on communicating research and field experience through news media Hosted by the Read More


ICT4Peace Cyber Security Policy and Diplomacy Workshop at GCSP, Geneva on 14 and 15 March 2015

Building Capacities for Cyber Security Negotiations The ICT4Peace Foundation is honoured to co-organize the Cyber Security Policy and Diplomacy Workshop with the Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP) on 14 and 15 March. This course examines international cyber security policy issues. Specifically, it analyses responsible state behaviour in cyber space and related concepts of international norms, confidence building measures (CBMs) as well as international cooperation in cyber space.


International Conference On Family Planning Opens In Indonesia

News outlets report on the 2016 International Conference on Family Planning, taking place this week in Indonesia. Christian Science Monitor: Can family planning help the world? Lessons from Indonesia. “Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, cut its fertility rate in half over a 30-year period.


ICT4Peace Lecture at the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law, University of St….

ICT4Peace’s Daniel Stauffacher was invited by Dr. Daniel Woker, Ambassador-in-Residence at the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law (ES-HSG) of the University of St.Gallen to give a lecture on the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Crisis Management, Peacebuilding and Protection of Human Dignity. In the second part of the lecture he described the policy research, advocacy and capacity building work needed to help counter the malicious use of the internet by state and non-state actors to preserve an open, free and secure cyberspace


Join webcast this Dec. 7 — Violence against Women and Girls: It’s Everybody’s Business

About the campaign #16Days blog series As part of the World Bank’s involvement in the #16Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, we’ll be holding a discussion this Monday, December 7 at 9:30 a.m. EST (14:30 GMT) to look at how we can end violence against women and girls. Moderated by journalist Joanne Levine, it’ll include gynecologist and Sakharov Prize winner Denis Mukwege, M.D.; pediatrician Nadia Hashimi; Imam Yahya Hendi from Georgetown University; the president of the Representation Project, Kristen Joiner; and World Bank Vice President for the Africa Region, Makhtar Diop. Follow the live stream here and participate through the live blog hosted by experts in gender issues here at the Bank.


Watch AidData’s "Listening To Leaders" Webinar

Video of AidData "Listening to Leaders" Webinar – 11/19/2015In a webinar held on November 19th, 2015, “Listening to Leaders: Which Development Partners Do They Prefer and Why?” report co-authors Brad Parks and Samantha Custer discussed how our groundbreaking survey results analyzed the interactions that decision-makers in low and middle-income countries have with develo


Global health leadership training in resource-limited settings: a collaborative approach by…

IntroductionDue to a limited health workforce, many health care providers in Africa must take on health leadership roles with minimal formal training in leadership.


PrEP(ucio): An endearing moment from an HIV conference in Lima, Peru.

Dr. Kenneth Mayer stood at the podium, full of Harvard eloquence and exciting data on the tip of his tongue. One could sense anticipation among Read More


The 5 Most Effective Educational Technology Interventions in LMICs

There is enormous interest and investment in the potential of educational technology (edtech) to improve the quality of teaching and learning in low and lower-middle income countries. The primary aim of the DfID-funded Educational Technology Topic Guide is to contribute to what we know about the relationship between edtech and educational outcomes. Taking evidence from over 80 studies, the guide addresses the overarching question: What is the evidence that the use of edtech, by teachers or students, impacts teaching and learning practices, or learning outcomes? It also offers recommendations to support advisors to strengthen the design, implementation and evaluation of programmes that use edtech. Educational technology was defined as the use of digital or electronic technologies and materials to support teaching and learning.


Can Coaching Health Workers Improve the Performance of Health Systems?

In Andhra Pradesh, India, we are working with the government and SVS Medical College to pilot a model for on-site coaching: http://cgsd.columbia.edu/2014/03/17/can-coaching-health-workers-improve-the-performance-of-health-systems/