I was recently invited to give a 5-minute talk on the SBTF in action. This was for the Frontiers in Development conference organized by USAID just a few weeks ago. They have just made the video public. In this presentation, …

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[Guest post by Timo Luege – I’m passionate about information, communication and how they can be used to make the world a better place. My two main areas of expertise are: • Communication through digital media • Media relations during …

Lessons learned from USAID’s first crowdsourced project Read More »

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Kirk Morris, Melissa Elliott, Jeannine Lemaire – SBTF “On Friday, June 1st, USAID’s GeoCenter and Development Credit Authority (DCA) launched the Agency’s first-ever crowdsourcing initiative to pinpoint the location of USAID DCA loan data. Forty people came to USAID’s Innovation …

SBTF/USAID – A Partnership – The Future of Digital Volunteers? Read More »

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The Standby Volunteer Task Force (SBTF) continues to break new ground in 2012. This time around we’re partnering with colleagues at the US Agency for International Development (USAID) who recognize, like we do, that equitable and sustainable economic growth is …

SBTF & USAID Partnership on Poverty Alleviation and Smarter Development Read More »

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