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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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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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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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Healofy raises $8 Million dollars from BabyTree Group, Bace Capital, and Omidyar Network India.

Announcement March 29, 2019

Women-centric social network Healofy said Wednesday that they have raised $8 million (about Rs 55 crore) from BabyTree Group, China's maternity and child-focused community platform, Bace Capital, a fund anchored by Ant Financial Services Group, and existing investor Omidyar Network India.

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Hundreds of Millions Expect to Lose Their Homes Against Their Will, Largest Ever Study Reveals

Announcement March 26, 2019

Hundreds of millions of people in developing countries expect to lose their homes against their will in the next five years, a ground-breaking study has shown.

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Cadasta Foundation Launches New Platform and Strategy to Put Land Rights on the Map

Announcement March 26, 2019

Cadasta Foundation announced the launch of its new mobile technology and strategy on the sidelines of the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference in Washington, DC.

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Exploration & Future Sensing: Trends to Watch in 2019 & Beyond

Research Report March 25, 2019

In Trends to Watch in 2019 & Beyond, Omidyar Network partners with the Future Hunters to share some of the most interesting — and coincidentally self-contradictory — trends we’re seeing, which we deemed “trends to watch” this year.

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Scaling Access & Impact: Realizing the Power of EdTech

Research Report March 24, 2019

There are 250 million learners around the world who have finished their schooling – yet aren’t able to read or write well and lack the skills they will need to succeed in the 21st century. Omidyar Network commissioned a new report to evaluate what might be necessary to enable, scale, and sustain Equitable EdTech on a national basis.

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Watch the Highlights from “Early Futures”

Multimedia February 5, 2019

Omidyar Network, Sesame Workshop, and Promise Venture Studio hosted Early Futures to gather early childhood innovators and spark new ideas and connections to create sustainable impact for our youngest learners.

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