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How a digital data collection tool is helping humanitarians

KoBoToolbox is a free, open-source digital data collection and analysis tool for the NGO sector. This tool makes it possible for disaster-relief workers to create surveys and collect data in any language.

How a nonprofit partner supports social enterprises so individuals can gain relevant skills

This group addresses the gaps in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, investing in and supporting social enterprises that provide employment opportunities for low-income communities facing isolation, discrimination, lack of job skills, and poor education.

Digital Green: Providing for those who provide for others

Smallholder farmers produce more than 80 percent of the world’s food. But they also make up 80 percent of the world’s poorest people, which means they often lack the resources to grow their businesses. Digital Green, a Cisco social investment partner, is using technology to change this equation.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Education for the Globalization 4.0 Era

Gooru has been a Cisco Foundation grantee since 2011, thanks to their success using technology to improve student learning outcomes. To learn more about them read on.

The Founder, CEO and CTO of Niramai on Increasing Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Dr. Geetha Manjunath shares her personal experience with STEM education and how she founded Niramai to develop new cancer screening software using machine intelligence with thermography images—enabling a low cost, easy to use, portable solution to detect cancer.

Celebrating the power of entrepreneurs to solve global problems

In our rapidly changing, hyper-connected world, we believe developing a generation of global problem solvers is critical to discovering the solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.

Captaining Shark-Detecting Drones in Australia

Drones have many practical oceanic applications including everything from real-time shore alerts when sharks are present to collecting humpback whale exhale condensate -- or snot -- to track whale health.

How a Research-Driven Approach to Drones Can Help Us Save Lives

Drones are changing public safety operations for the better. New emerging drone technologies offer the promise of reducing search times, improving situational awareness, enhancing team safety, reducing costs, and even the potential of delivering medical supplies ahead of rescue teams. But sound research must be utilized to measure the positive impacts in order to make sure drones are utilized appropriately.