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Thea Anderson
Director, Investments
&
Abiah Weaver
Director, Marketing Strategy & Communications

No Decision About ID Should be Made in Secret, Fast

July 30, 2019

The Kenyan government recently released the first draft of proposed legislation that would update the core aspects of its national ID system. Thea Anderson and Abiah Weaver explain why it’s important to lead a transparent, inclusive, and accountable consultation process.

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Move Beyond the Mirage: Embracing Deep Collaboration to Transform Outcomes

July 22, 2019

Amy Klement shares why we are excited to support the launch of Beyond the Mirage, a new report to rethink how governments can ensure every child has access to high-quality education.

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Anamitra Deb
Senior Director

Responsible Tech Takes Center Stage at Code 2019

Anamitra Deb and Kana Hammon share insights from Code Conference 2019, where the focus was on responsible tech.

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Subhashish Bhadra
Principal, Beneficial Technology

Five Surprisingly Consequential Decisions Governments Make About Digital Identity

June 18, 2019

This week, leaders from 95 countries have traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa to attend the ID4Africa annual meeting and learn more about the rapidly growing d

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Anamitra Deb
Senior Director
&
Gus Rossi
Principal

Congress Must Go Further to Rein In Big Tech

June 10, 2019

Anamitra Deb and Gus Rossi share insights on regulating tech giants as the era of self-governance comes to a close.

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Abiah Weaver
Director, Marketing Strategy & Communications

Open Questions on Good ID: Can it be Measured?

June 6, 2019

We aspire for all digital ID to be Good ID, but we also know that journey includes obstacles and requires more learning. In this new series, we will tackle open questions, one at a time, to share our perspective and invite others to offer theirs — all with the goal of adding more clarity on Good ID and finding the ideas that will move Good ID into practice.

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Erin Simmons
Entrepreneur-in Residence, Omidyar Network

Change Starts with Teachers: Why We Invested in Nova Escola

May 21, 2019

Teachers are the single most important factor in improving student achievement. At Omidyar Network, we are excited about innovations that vault teachers to the top of their game, equipping them with the latest knowledge and best practices of their profession.

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Sarah Drinkwater
Lead, Tech and Society Solutions Lab

Employee Perks Don't Cut It: Tech Companies Must Take Bold Action Before Losing Tech Talent

Tech workers want more conscious, responsible business practices — and they’re willing to walk if that need goes unmet.

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Mike Kubzansky
Chief Executive Officer

Omidyar Network India: Helping Create a Meaningful Life for Every Indian

May 14, 2019

Omidyar Network India will now operate as a newly-autonomous organization with a mission to help create a meaningful life for every Indian. Read more from our managing partner, Mike Kubzansky.

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Abiah Weaver
Director, Marketing Strategy & Communications

Omidyar Network Unpacks Good ID: An Update to Our Point of View on Digital Identity

May 9, 2019

For three years, Omidyar Network has used the term “Good ID” to characterize the forms of digital identity we would like to see in the world. This week, the Digital Identity team adds more definition to that vision.

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New Benchmark Initiative to Explore the Ethical Application of Location Data

The new Geovation Benchmark Initiative will link the geospatial community with businesses, public bodies, researchers, media, and the public to promote a better, wider understanding of the power and influence of location data.

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Omidyar Network Joins in the Launch of an Anti-Monopoly Fund

Omidyar Network invests in a $10 million Anti-Monopoly Fund, led by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, to support academic research, policy advocates, and grassroots groups working on antitrust matters.

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EthicalGEO Winners Show How We Can Use Geospatial Technology For The Good Of All

Forbes highlights the winners of American Geographical Society’s EthicalGEO fellowship focused on how location data and geospatial technology can be used for social justice and to empower people to take control of their data and to improve their communities.

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