The Africa GeoPortal is a one stop shop portal for geographic data, comprehensive web gis tools and training. It is free for single users residing, supporting efforts or working in Africa and aspires to be a collaborative community. Africa GeoPortal is a sustainable repository for data and platform for solutions and services that comes with the backing of Esri to maintain it with storage and the latest tools moving forward. Africa GeoPortal will benefit everyone from a student to international development organization and a start up to government. It welcomes partners too that have value add services and share the same vision of enabling technology.
AsianNGO is the premier source of information for organizations working in NGOs & Civil Society, CSR, Social Enterprise. With a mix of print, web and digital media, AsianNGO provides information on grant opportunities, news and policy updates, partnership linkages and learning resources. For more information, visit www.asianngo.org
The Connect-World magazines are a forum for the highest-level ICT decision makers, to discuss the impact of ICT upon regional development.
Connect-World publishes editions for Asia-Pacific, AME, EMEA, Europe, India, Latin America, North America, and Global. Authors are ICT leaders of industry, governments, regulators, international organisations, legal experts, bankers and their advisors. 22,000 copies of each edition of Connect-World are delivered to decision-makers of leading international companies, telecom ministries, regulatory agencies, carriers, service providers, equipment manufacturers and vendors. Each edition is distributed to a further 109,489 readers digitally. Connect-World is also a major sponsor of trade shows. For more information, visit www.connect-world.com
Devex is the media platform for the global development community. A social enterprise, we connect and inform one million+ development, health, humanitarian, and sustainability professionals through news, business intelligence, and funding & career opportunities so you can do more good for more people. For more information, visit www.devex.com
FinDev Gateway, previously known as Microfinance Gateway, is CGAP’s independent knowledge platform where the global financial inclusion community comes together to share lessons and ideas on making financial services work for poor people. The platform is a public good available to anyone interested in financial inclusion. In addition to the English site serving a global audience, FinDev has three regional platforms in French, Spanish and Arabic, which focus on their respective audiences in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Arab world. https://www.findevgateway.org/
Geospatial Media & Communications is an internationally recognized organization working since 1997 towards realizing its vision of ‘Making difference through geospatial knowledge in world economy and society’. It facilitates collaboration, demonstrates value and benefits of geospatial technology for governance, businesses and people by delivering cutting edge content, state-of-the-art conferences and insightful research and consultancy work. For more information, visit www.geospatialworld.net
The Global Digital Health Network, formerly the mHealth Working Group created in 2009 by global health organizations for global health organizations, is a 3000+ person-strong networking forum for members from 108 countries to share information, engage with the broader community, and provide leadership in digital health for global public health. The Network provides leadership in digital health (mHealth, eHealth, and ICTs) and offers a collaborative gathering space for members to share perspectives, resources, and practical guidance related to implementation across a range of technical areas. Our members support global public health strategies, standards and practices through use of innovative technologies in limited resource settings. Our events and communications are a venue to share practical and flexible guidance with each other and the community.
Humentum is the essential community for today’s international relief and development organizations. A global organization formed from the merger of InsideNGO, LINGOs and Mango, we have offices in Washington, DC, and Oxford, UK, as well as regional hubs in Africa and Latin America, with experts based in a range of countries around the world. We believe that behind every development program that works, there is smart leadership backed by strong operations teams, and our passion lies in helping those professionals deliver on their organizations’ missions. We do this with our focus on operational excellence. Our mission is to inspire and achieve operational excellence for organizations focused on positive societal impact. For more information, visit www.humentum.org
IT News Africa is a dynamic media company that specialises in publishing, events as well as marketing and advertising solutions for the information age. We have a global publishing network and international client base, which we service from offices in Johannesburg. For more information, visit www.itnewsafrica.com
NextBillion is a community of business leaders, social entrepreneurs, NGO managers, policy makers, academics and others exploring the connection between development and enterprise.
NextBillion chronicles new trends in market solutions to poverty that benefit the world’s 4 billion low-income producers and consumers – often known as the base of the pyramid. The site features in-depth analysis and opinion from thought leaders and researchers – as well as on-the-ground insights from social entrepreneurs. NextBillion also offers an editor-curated newsfeed, a calendar of important events, and a career center with continuously updated job opportunities across the “development through enterprise” market sector. For more information, visit https://nextbillion.net/
With nearly 50,000 monthly visitors and more than one million followers on social networks, Nonprofit Tech for Good is a leading technology resource for nonprofit professionals. nptechforgood.com
TechChange provides online training in technology and social change. Around the world, implementers in public health, emergency response, and monitoring and evaluation struggle to solve pressing issues with limited resources. We connect them with relevant content, experts, and certification using our unique online social learning platform. Our platform facilitates best practice sharing, builds professional networks, and integrates a number of dynamic features for both real-time and on-demand interaction. We love this work because we know the technology-enabled individual who has the ability to learn from others in their field can play a vital role in saving and improving lives a long way away.
TechSoup creates new ways for NGOs to access technology, new paths to connect, and new means to develop skills. Our goal is to help NGOs operate at their full potential, so that they can deliver their programs more effectively and better achieve their missions.
With 70 partner NGOs, we manage a unique philanthropy program that brings together over 100 tech companies to provide technology donations to NGOs in Africa and around the globe. We have reached 993,000+ NGOs worldwide and distributed technology products and grants valued US$10 billion. For more information, visit www.techsoup.global
ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) is the largest network of African universities for advancement of resilience of communities to recurrent shocks and stresses by leveraging science and technology to innovate transformative solutions. RAN’s Theory of Change states: “The resilience of people and systems in Africa will be strengthened by leveraging knowledge, scholarship and creativity to incubate, test, and scale innovations that target capabilities and reduce vulnerabilities identified by an evidenced-based resilience framework”. A non-profit platform, RAN a multi-country project headquartered at Makerere University School of Public Health was established in 2012. RAN brings together 20 universities across 13 countries in Africa as well as two US-based universities: George Washington University which supports RAN on resilience framework development and operationalization while Stanford University provides support in innovation process development. Functionally, RAN universities are clustered around four regional Resilience Innovation Labs (RILabs), our centres for sourcing, incubating and scaling innovations. The Eastern Africa RILab is led by Makerere, Southern Africa RILab by the University of Pretoria, West Africa RILab by the University for Development Studies, Ghana and the Horn of Africa RILab by Jimma University, Ethiopia. To-date, RAN has supported and is incubating over 330 Innovative Solutions (95 funded and 235 non-funded but benefiting from RAN’s capacity building arm) in the fields of Renewable Energy, Water and Sanitation, Agriculture, Food Security, Global Health, Education, Financial Inclusion, Gender, Social Change, Arts and Humanities among others.
Details about these Innovations and RAN at large are shared on www.ranlab.org, Twitter -@AfricaResilient, Facebook-Resilient Africa Network.
VISION: Zero Technological Gender Gap to Improve Women’s Lives
MISSION: To support young women in local capacity building and skills development for innovation, technology and entrepreneurship in Uganda, offering a collaborative environment for training, mentorship, and knowledge sharing in order to drive social and economic development in the region.