Co-authored by Pierre Omidyar and Matt Bannick
(June 6, 2013: Redwood City, CA) -- Winston Churchill said it best when he concluded, "democracy is the worst form of government ....except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time."
Omidyar Network Award: 2013 Winners
Omidyar Network believes deeply in the power of the network to inspire innovation, encourage collaboration and accelerate progress. In recognition of the powerful work happening within and among our own network, we launched the Network Award in 2012. In the second year of the award, we were thrilled to receive 21 nominations from portfolio organizations who are collaborating with one another in exciting ways as well as those who are exemplifying the values of the network in their own sectors and communities.
Okolloh Joins Omidyar Network
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., (May 22, 2013) -- Omidyar Network today announced that Ory Okolloh has joined as a director, investments within the philanthropic investment firm’s government transparency initiative. Okolloh will help drive the organization’s work in supporting innovative organizations that use technology and media platforms to provide access to information and the tools necessary for citizens to participate in the governing process.
New York Times
A By-the-E-Book Education, for $5 a Month
Bridge International Academies, an Omidyar Network portfolio company, is the fastest-growing chain of schools providing education in Kenya for about $5 a month. Read more here.