Internews Center for Innovation & Learning

Internews Center for Innovation & Learning
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Research

An integral component to the Internews Center for Innovation & Learning pilots is the accompanying research that measures success and failure. A research agenda is developed in conjunction with every project at the Center in an effort to produce information that can be used and adapted by practitioners throughout media and development communities and beyond. Understanding why something does or doesn’t work is the cornerstone to learning and advancing our mission of understanding and catalyzing the information exchange.

  • New research examines training of digital security trainers

    How do digital security trainers who work with human rights activists and journalists improve their skills, connect with a community of peers, and keep abreast of methodologies and best practices? What are the key needs and challenges?

  • ICCM13 - Internews organizing a full day about research and technology

    The International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM) is one of leading humanitarian technology event of the year, bringing together the most important humanitarian, human rights, development and media organizations with the world's best technology companies, software developers and academics. The theme for ICCM 2013: “Humanitarian Technology Innovation In and Out of Africa.” It will highlight humanitarian innovation and technology in and outside Africa to cross-fertilize lessons learned & best practices.

  • Crowdglobe

    The purpose of the CrowdGlobe project is to study various crowdsourced-mapping platforms, searching for data patterns that can tell us more about the functions of these tools and their limits as well as potentials.

  • Humanitarian Data Toolkit Final Report

    The first phase of the Humanitarian Data Toolkit (HDT) experimentation is over, and we are already working on improvements and refinements for the next iteration. The HDT was piloted under a Lean Startup model, experimenting with a relatively rough prototype as the beginning of a process of testing and iterative development. A recently released report documents the journey of the pilot – based on our experience, working as a collaborative team testing out the effectiveness of doing an information needs assessment with the HDT in Dadaab, Kenya.

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