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  • Tweet. Recycle. Repeat. #6Want more from FrontlineSMS founder Ken Banks? Check out his recent summary of what’s wrong with the ICT4D conversation and what he’d like you and everyone to do about it: The “Tweet. Recycle. Repeat” of ICT4D

 

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A Vision for Humanitarian Uses of Emerging Technology for Emerging Needs

This post originally appeared in ICTworks.

By: Wayan Vota

Linda Raftree and I are proud to present the culmination of a global dialogue series organized by the American Red Cross and IFRC: A Vision for the Humanitarian Use of Emerging Technology for Emerging Needs.

red-cross-resilienceLast year, the American Red Cross engaged Kurante to help them conduct regional consultations in six technology hubs to explore barriers to resilience. We traveled to Buenos Aries, Dublin, London, Nairobi, Seoul, and San Francisco to explore attitudes, beliefs, questions and concerns of both community members and humanitarians that influence urban communities’ perceptions of emerging technology. Read more

BAIL Banter Perspectives from Bay Area Internationalists (Glenn Fajardo)

BAIL Banter is a series of interviews with San Francisco Bay Area experts and members of the BAIL community. If you’d like to be interviewed or to recommend someone we should feature, please contact Prairie Summer.

In this edition we’re happy to introduce Glenn Fajardo, who works on international partnership and program development for TechSoup Global, a nonprofit social enterprise founded on the belief that technology can be a powerful enabler for greater social change. Glenn glennhas helped NGOs get started with design thinking in places such as Maputo, Singapore, and Warsaw. In the past, he has helped build a for-profit environmental social venture from the ground floor and helped to foster the use of technology by local government to better connect residents to services and public decisions.

Glenn has been a contributor to the Stanford Social Innovation Review and is the curator for TEDxPeacePlaza in the Japantown and Fillmore neighborhoods of San Francisco. Glenn is also part of the Stanford d.school teaching community, co-teaching pop-up classes such as “Design for Everyday Social Good” and “Change that has a Chance.” Formally trained in nuclear engineering sciences and public policy, Glenn is also a musician who plays electric bass in the rock band Path Not Found. In his free time, Glenn enjoys playing with food, especially in other people’s kitchens.

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Searching for an International Development Job in the Bay Area: 15 Tips and Lessons Learned

By: Kelly William Doley 

Last summer, I left South Sudan to get married and move to the Bay Area, where my wife is attending graduate school. My prior international development experience was mostly with USAID and NGOs in Washington, D.C., East Africa, and Latin America, and I was uncertain about how I would fit into the Bay Area job world. After months of searching, I ultimately landed a job with Inveneo. The following are tips and lessons learned from my job search that I have to share with BAIL and anyone who might be looking for an internationally oriented position in the Bay Area:

  1. Create a Google Spreadsheet Contact List: This database will help you store all of the contact information you obtain from business cards and keep track of all the interesting individuals you meet, jobs you’ve applied for, and your communication with everyone.

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