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Reporting on Digital Identity Issues with Nuance and Tenacity: Why We Invested in the Africa-China Reporting Project

August 13, 2019

We believe that media strengthens society. It plays an important role in creating public awareness of digital identity-related decisions and their rights. It acts as a watch dog to protect public interests and helps hold decision makers accountable to those interests.

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Eliza Erikson
Investment Partner
&
Erin Simmons
Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Power in the Palm of Your Hand: How Asia Transforms Screen Time into Learning Opportunities

August 13, 2019

Eliza Erickson and Erin Simmons share insights from the “Scaling Access & Impact: Realizing the Power of EdTech” Country Reports for China and Indonesia.

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Equitable EdTech: from the Top-Down How the US and Chile Power Equitable EdTech with Policy and the Purse

August 12, 2019

Eliza Erikson and Erin Simmons share key insights from the “Scaling Access & Impact: Realizing the Power of EdTech” Country Reports for Chile and the United States.

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Thea Anderson
Director, Investments
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Franklyn Odhiambo
Analyst, Digital Identity
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Abiah Weaver
Director, Marketing Strategy & Communications

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
&
Gus Rossi
Principal

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
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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, 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, Investments

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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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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Terra Nova and Global Land Alliance Partner to Scale Proven Property Rights Mediation Model

Terra Nova and Global Land Alliance have announced a partnership to scale a proven model for mediating between land owners and favela occupants in Brazil and to develop a historical database for research purposes.

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Without Capital, Inequality is Locked In

Our partner Darrick Hamilton of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity shares his perspective on ways to close the financial wealth gap for Black and Latinx families.

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