Writing David Miliband

I usually don’t think much about writing an email, but this one made me pause before pressing send. Writing David Miliband, currently the head of IRC and formerly a top MP in the UK government, is not something I do…

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An Information Management Portal

This week saw us launch the Speed Evidence Portal publicly. It was an exciting time for us as it was the culmination of a year of building and testing in countries like Philippines, Somalia, Iraq, Lebanon, and the UK. The…

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Rating Social Services

Recently, I’ve been made aware of two Hack-a-thons – one here in London and one in L.A.  The “End Sexual Violence Hack” I wrote about here, while the city of L.A. hosted it’s own hack-a-thon to highlight the city’s release…

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A Braille Phone…Really?

While flipping through Flipboard the other day, I was stopped dead in my tracks (or flips) by the BBC headline “Braille phone goes on sale in ‘world first‘”.  I laughed at the thought as I tried to picture it and…

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Reclaiming a Music Video with Impact

A friend of mine sent me the below video – it is a stunning creative take on a pop song.  I love the creativity, the imagination, and the fun that it conveys.  It certainly made me check out MicroBanker Grab…

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Why do we exist?

Two and half months ago, I moved houses in London and have spent most of those most shocked by the customer service or lack of it, when it comes to basic services like a phone line or plumbing repairs.  I’ve…

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