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Laura Walker McDonald

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    Why Would Anyone Want to Launch an ICT4D Startup Organization?

    Washington DC | By on October 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Why Would Anyone Want to Launch an ICT4D Startup Organization?

    We all talk about encouraging entrepreneurship in developing countries. Yet how many of us have launched our own business, or spun off an initiative from our employer into its own organization? The startup life is hard, despite all the hype about venture capital funding and million-dollar exits. In the USA, only 50% of startups survive…

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    Money, Power and Data: Ethical Challenges in Sharing Humanitarian Data

    New York | By on March 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Money, Power and Data: Ethical Challenges in Sharing Humanitarian Data

    The World Food Programme (WFP) recently announced a 45 million-dollar partnership with the data analytics firm Palantir, which sparked an IRIN’s article about it, an Open Letter from the Responsible Data Forum, and WFP’s resulting statement. The partnership raises serious issues that the WFP seems to be taking steps to address. But these issues are…