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  • COVID-19 Challenges for Refugee Settings and Low-Income Countries

    COVID-19, San Francisco | By on April 30, 2020 | Comments Off on COVID-19 Challenges for Refugee Settings and Low-Income Countries

    To date, over 3 million people globally have coronavirus and the world is bracing for it to overwhelm low income countries. As the death toll rises, and health systems in developed countries struggle, health responders and activists around the world are racing to understand how best to prepare and protect refugee settlements. Where water, a…

  • 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…

  • Are Cash Transfers Effective? A Discussion with the Experts

    New York | By on December 15, 2013 | Comments Off on Are Cash Transfers Effective? A Discussion with the Experts

    The salon style conversation featured Columbia University and popular aid blogger Chris Blattman, GiveDirectly co-founder and UCSD researcher Paul Neihaus and Plan USA CEO Tessie San Martin. The ensuing discussion, operating under the Chatham House Rules of no attribution, featured representatives from large NGOs, microfinance organizations and UN agencies. Research from Kenya, Uganda and Liberia show both the promise and shortcomings of cash transfers.

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