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Elizabeth Kountze

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  • mobile education

    Listening and Patience Leads to More People Learning Online and with Mobile Education

    San Francisco | By on June 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Listening and Patience Leads to More People Learning Online and with Mobile Education

    Practitioners, entrepreneurs, tech employees, and foundation representatives gathered at the Asia Foundation in San Francisco for a Tech Salon to explore the question of: How Can Silicon Valley Help Improve Online Learning in Emerging Economies? The Salon featured discussion leads Amy Ahearn of +Acumen, Jason Bigman of Philanthropy University, and Elizabeth Kountze of Tostan, and…

  • Refugees Use Technology

    How 22 Million Refugees Can Create Better Futures Through Technology

    San Francisco | By on December 17, 2017 | Comments Off on How 22 Million Refugees Can Create Better Futures Through Technology

    Recently, 35 professionals sought to understand what’s been called the greatest and most complicated crisis of our generation. They focused on exploring how refugees around the world are using tech to create more agency and better futures in the December SF Bay Area Technology Salon on How Can 22 Million Refugees Use Technology to Create…

  • Data-Infused Impact Storytelling

    Data-Infused Impact Storytelling Can Increase Development Outcomes

    San Francisco | By on November 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Data-Infused Impact Storytelling Can Increase Development Outcomes

    At the Technology Salon San Francisco on Data-Infused Impact Storytelling, a vibrant group of technologists and development experts gathered at the Vodafone Americas Foundation in Redwood City to explore how to be better storytellers in our efforts to change the world. The discussion featured a curated group of participants, and discussion leads including: Chantal Buard…

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  • How Virtual Reality Activism Can Live Up to the Hype

    San Francisco | By on February 7, 2017 | Comments Off on How Virtual Reality Activism Can Live Up to the Hype

    Recently, 35 leaders in tech, international development, philanthropy and venture capital gathered at frog design in San Francisco for a Technology Salon debating the question, “Is Virtual Reality a New Paradigm for Humanitarianism or is it more Augmented Hype?” Participants experienced virtual reality with several HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and frog design headsets. Coined by…