EmpatIA: AI to solve public issues in LATAM

2022-23 Scale-up project   Overview  EmpatIA explores the use of machine learning to tackle the most pressing development issues in the public sector in Latin America and engages in participatory and open projects to develop evidence that promotes a fair, open and sustainable region. The second edition of EmpatIA will focus on piloting and documenting … Continued

Epidemic Intelligence from Open Sources

The WHO-led Epidemic Intelligence from Open Sources (EIOS) initiative is WHO’s main vehicle for building a strong public health intelligence community of practice, as well as multidisciplinary networks and solutions to support it, by jointly addressing evolving community, capacity and technology needs. Established at the end of 2017, the EIOS initiative currently builds and supports … Continued

Amplify. Invest. Reach. (A-I-R)

A-I-R is a pathbreaking South-South feminist collaboration among 4 women’s funds (Urgent Action Fund Asia and Pacific -UAF A&P, Women’s Fund Asia -WFA, Women’s Fund Fiji -WFF and the Pacific Feminist Fund) in the Asia and the Pacific region which is being resourced by Australian DFAT. The criticality of the partnership needs to be seen … Continued

Measuring impact, to finance the future

2022-23 Scale-up project   Overview  Measuring non-financial impact is difficult, particularly across business activities, countries, and even more so in the Global South, and for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME’s). This prevents financing decisions being made that are informed by more than profit metrics, and current data, and regulatory requirements exclude and/or disadvantage MSME’s. … Continued

Community & Livelihood support in Afghanistan

Our objective is to support the most vulnerable Afghans, most notably women, girls, poor households, people with disabilities and other marginalized communities, especially as they are going through severe economic, social and political crisis in these times of duress. Our project’s approach is straightforward and effective: we work with CDDO, a reputable national NGO consisting … Continued

Machine Learning for Peace

Recent advances in technology have endowed governments with new repressive tools and even the ability to anticipate citizen action and engage in preemptive response. The Machine Learning for Peace Project (MLP) aims to level the playing field by equipping policymakers and civil society actors working to defend democracy with new tools to navigate increasingly sophisticated … Continued

Sustainable Norms of Behavior in Space

The absence of reliable data and a clear picture of the disruptions current operators will face as a result of the unrestrained expansion of activities and objects in space has severely hindered progress toward developing norms of behavior for space traffic management. This project seeks to fill that gap by developing a model that can … Continued

Protection of Civilians in UN Peacekeeping

UN peacekeeping is an instrument which provides security, political and peacebuilding support to help countries make the difficult transition from conflict to peace. Noting that civilians continue to account for the vast majority of casualties in situations of armed conflict, the United Nations Security Council has passed regular resolutions on the protection of civilians. These … Continued

EU-IGAD COVID-19 Response programme

The regional programme is mitigating the health and socioeconomic impact of COVID-19 in critical cross-border areas across Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda through a coordinated, multi-sectoral response. Active across 55 sites in 7 countries, the EU-funded project is delivering medical supplies and equipment while working to enhance regional capacity to coordinate … Continued

SDG Impact

Current environmental and social crises are the result of businesses & investors systematically making decisions that do not consider people and the planet. We need new systems and a concerted push to enable these actors to direct financial flows towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The collaborative SDG Impact initiative has devised a bold, actionable … Continued