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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
Managing Partner

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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Subhashish Bhadra
Principal, Investments

The Appropriate Use of Digital Identity: Why We Invested in a Three-Region Research Alliance

May 7, 2019

In the past decade alone, more than 110 countries have initiated identification schemes. Learn about the research that three organizations are doing to help develop our collective understanding on the appropriate use of digital identity.

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Amy Klement
Partner
&
Jessica Kiessel
Director, Learning & Impact

Learning by Listening to Those We Serve: Why We Invest in Measuring Social Impact

May 2, 2019

With a “100-year gap” for poor children to catch up to the educational levels of today’s wealthy children, Omidyar Network’s Education team approaches our work with a sense of urgency and willingness to take more bold bets when it comes to investing in emerging education innovations.

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Govind Shivkumar
Principal, Investments
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Kabir Kumar
Director, Flourish

Helping People Get Control Over Their Digital Identity: Why We Invested in Cambridge Blockchain

April 11, 2019

We believe Cambridge Blockchain can play a big part in helping markets overcome those struggles. This is why Omidyar Network and Flourish joined PayPal, and others in a Series A extension investment, which totaled $10.5 million.

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Magdi Amin
Investment Partner

Reflections on the NIIMS judgement

April 4, 2019

This week, the High Court of Kenya suspended core aspects of the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS), popularly referred to as Huduma Namba. Magdi Amin shares reflections on the judgement.

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Ashley Beckner
Venture Partner, Investments

Redefining Family Engagement for Today's Parents and Caregivers

April 4, 2019

Children with engaged families earn better grades, finish high school at higher rates, and are more likely to enroll in postsecondary education. Ashley Beckner shares some of the family engagement solutions she is watching.

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Amy Regas
Director

Why We Continue to Support Cadasta Foundation

March 26, 2019

In today’s rapidly advancing world, technology and human ingenuity are improving lives across the globe. However, millions of people are being left behind by lack of access to these innovations and the benefits they create.

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What Role Should Donors Play in Helping Drones for Delivery Take Flight?

As part of Devex’s Drones for Development series, Peter Rabley, venture partner at Omidyar Network, discussed the need for supportive regulations and local capacity in emerging economies to create a sustainable and economically viable social drone and data sector.

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People Power and Technology: The Tech Workers’ View

Doteveryone’s report highlights how critically important values-led leadership, backed by the right culture and processes, has become for tech workers in the UK.

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