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Abiah Weaver
Director, Marketing Strategy & Communications
&
Magdi Amin
Investment Partner

African Union to Consider Good Digital Identity Principles at Summit

February 5, 2019

Framework aims to help millions of Africans benefit from the digital economy while keeping the interests of African people at the center of digital identity systems.

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Abiah Weaver
Director, Marketing Strategy & Communications

#GoodID Champions Unite Online to Make ID Work for Everyone

January 31, 2019

Today, with the launch of a new website and Twitter account, the #GoodID movement takes a leap forward in its goal to bring together diverse voices in the evolving field of digital identity.

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Emily Feenstra
Associate, Investments

How Female Tech Talent Is Creating an Inclusive Digital Economy in Latin America: Why We Invested in Laboratoria

January 31, 2019

More than 22 million young people in Latin America and the Caribbean neither work nor study. That number is slightly higher than the population of Chile, and two and a half times as many people as live in Mexico City.

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Eliza Erikson
Investment Partner
&
Emily Feenstra
Associate, Investments

Filling the Middleware Gap across Latin America: Why We Invested in Agenda Edu and Blended

January 29, 2019

Since we started investing in education across Latin America in 2015, we have been primarily focused on companies that are developing innovative classroom technology that supports individual, personalized learning. Why?

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Sarvesh Kanodia
Associate, Investments
&
Namita Dalmia
Principal

Life Skills To Tackle 21st Century Challenges: Why We Invested in Dream a Dream

January 27, 2019

Anitha’s life changed when she scored a goal in a football game where she was the only girl. Today, at the age of 22, the self-admitted sports fanatic has certification from the All India Football Federation.

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Magdi Amin
Investment Partner

New insight: Good digital identification is a key to inclusive growth

January 23, 2019

Countries implementing good digital ID could unlock economic value equivalent to 3–6 percent of GDP on average by 2030, according to a new study.

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Jenny Johnston
Associate, Investments

Offering Mexican Consumers a Better Banking Experience: Why We Invested in Albo

January 22, 2019

For many years, one of the toughest challenges in financial inclusion was how widespread the problem was.

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Thea Anderson
Director, Investments

Why We Invested: Platform for Good Digital Identity

January 21, 2019

Interest in leveraging our digital identities to expand business, communication, healthcare, and other important aspects of society has exploded in the past year.

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Sarah Drinkwater
Director, Tech and Society Solutions Lab
&
Yoav Schlesinger
Principal, Tech and Society Solutions Lab

2019: A Year to Move Purposefully and Fix Things

January 21, 2019

In 2018, we created Omidyar Network’s Tech and Society Solutions Lab to co-create practical, scalable solutions in partnership with industry and civil society. It’s early days, but here are some of last year’s highlights.

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Govind Shivkumar
Principal, Investments

Why We Invested: A Modular Open Source Identity Platform

January 11, 2019

As countries implement national identity systems, hoping to include and empower their citizens, unlock the efficiencies, and realize the potential of a digital society, they can experience challenges that at best frustrate and at worst cost time and money. 

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Big Ideas for Little Learners from the SXSW EDU Community

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Omidyar Network Shares Privacy Day Predications for 2019

Subhashish Bhadra, investment principal, shares a privacy trend he's tracking as well as one prediction for 2019.

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