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Thea Anderson
Director, Beneficial Technology
&
Franklyn Odhiambo
Analyst, Digital Identity
&
Abiah Weaver
Director, Beneficial Technology

Three Ways Kenya’s ID System Can Improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

August 12, 2019

Thea Anderson, Franklyn Odhiambo, and Abiah Weaver discuss Kenya's ID system and three options for improvement in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Anamitra Deb
Senior Director, Beneficial Technology
&
Gus Rossi
Principal, Beneficial Technology

Why We’re Investing in Curbing the Power of Tech Platforms

August 7, 2019

Anamitra Deb and Gus Rossi share why we invested in three organizations helping to advance education, dialogue, and action in promoting the beneficial use of technology.

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Isabelle Hau
Investment Partner
&
Ashley Beckner
Venture Partner, Investments

Holberton School is Poised to Unlock Human Potential Globally

August 5, 2019

Isabelle Hau and Ashley Beckner share more about how Holberton School is opening the door to a more diverse pool of learners and addressing the talent shortage in software engineering globally.

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Thea Anderson
Director, Beneficial Technology
&
Abiah Weaver
Director, Beneficial Technology

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, Beneficial Technology

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, Beneficial Technology
&
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, Beneficial Technology

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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Coalition of Foundations and Family Offices Launch the Tipping Point Fund to Scale the Impact Investing Field

Blue Haven Initiative, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation and Omidyar Network will anchor the $12.5 million pool of philanthropic capital

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy: What Does Good ID Look Like?

CV Madhukar spoke with The Chronicle of Philanthropy for a podcast interview on the need for privacy-enhancing technology, the Good ID movement, and the data economy’s opportunities and challenges.

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Stewarding Digital Identity for Economic Inclusion, Privacy, and Security

Magdi Amin speaks with the Financial Times on his assessment of the digital identity opportunities in Africa.

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