Internews Center for Innovation & Learning

Internews Center for Innovation & Learning
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Internews Global Health Advisor Ida Jooste recently went to Liberia to serve as a mentor for 16 journalists as they worked with Internews to respond to information needs following the Ebola outbreak.

Challenges, Opportunities and Responsibilities: Part 3 of 3

The Data Revolution and the Importance of Information Ecosystems

Challenges, Opportunities and Responsibilities: Part 2 of 3

Towards Inclusion: The Need for Human-Centered Design Approaches

There’s clearly no shortage of excitement and promise about the ways that big data can be applied to meet the world’s challenges.

Current methods of collating and monitoring information in emergencies are time-intensive and do not allow us to track trends, gaps, or insights over time.

Blogs

  • Internews Global Health Advisor Ida Jooste recently went to Liberia to serve as a mentor for 16 journalists as they worked with Internews to respond to information needs following the Ebola outbreak. Ida's visit to Liberia provided a great opportunity to learn more about the crucial role of reliable information in health emergencies; more specifically, the rumor-filled environment in Liberia during and after the Ebola crisis provided Internews with an ideal opportunity to employ its Information Ecosystems Tool in a humanitarian crisis.

Tools

  • Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning 'humanity to others'. It also means 'I am what I am because of who we all are'. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers. 

    Ubuntu is part social and part economic: free software, available free of charge to everybody on the same terms, and funded through a portfolio of services provided by Canonical.

Research

  • Our information ecosystems research is taking flight in exciting directions, both internally and externally. Within Internews, the Center is contributing to the research design for information ecosystem assessments in additional countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia.

Welcome

Initiatives

Crowdglobe: an open research platform aimed at informing the future use of crowdsourcing mapping methodologies by highlighting deployments and research in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) field.

Harnessing Design for Media Development: exploring methods of Design Research to gain a better understanding of how information and communications are impacting the livelihoods of marginalized communities

Media Map: an initiative to explore, interact with, and analyze data on media development, bringing together comparable data on how media, technology, and communication intersect with traditional development statistics.