Internews Center for Innovation & Learning

Internews Center for Innovation & Learning
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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.

Mobile phones and digital tools are offering incredible opportunity for developing countries to enter and shape digital economies. But how can we keep technology and development players from becoming extractive industries, so that people’s data becomes the new oil of the 21st century? 
One of the Center’s core goals is "to ignite and nurture the spirit of creativity, collaboration, and inquiry throughout Internews.” In our theory of change, the strategy to achieve this is two-fold: 1) make access to tools, partners, and experimental approaches easy and organ
Every December, there is a magical week when Internewsers from all around the world descend upon Washington for the Internews Annual Conference (IAC), more affectionately known as the “December Meetings.” It is a time of incredible energy, when program staff from all around the world get to mi

On August 24th, 2014 the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) daily report had this opening paragraph “There is no safe place in Gaza.

Blogs

  • 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. Internews’ experience in working with local media in emergency situations is grounded in the work of the Internews Humanitarian Information Programs Unit, which has been responding to emergencies in more than 20 countries in the past 10 years.

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.

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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.