Introducing the Judges of the 2013 #PitchTech4Dev Competition

The New Media Task Force is pleased to announce the panel of expert judges who will decide the winners of the 2013 #PitchTech4Dev competition. Make sure to register your team before the October 30 deadline. Justin Kosslyn is a Product Manager at Google Ideas, exploring how technology can enable people to confront threats in the face of conflict, instability or repression. He led the strategy, development and launch of the Global Human Trafficking Hotline Network and has designed, prioritized, and previously launched new features and products […]

Commuications Director Position Open on NMTF Board

The New Media Task Force (NMTF) is seeking a new person to be a part of the board as the Communications Director. As the voice of the NMTF, the primary responsibilities of this position will be to send out event notifications and news through email, facebook and other social media to NMTF membership, maintaining the NMTF website and blog, as well as other important correspondence as needed. Therefore a strong background in communications, public relations, blogging and social media is strongly preferred. Expect to spend […]

Low Cost Video for Ag Development: USAID and other awesome organizations show how it’s done!

[September UPDATE: Interested in learning even more about the toolkit below? Contact FHI 360 at: [email protected]] Interested in utilizing video in your projects around the world? USAID recently released a great toolkit: Integrating Low-Cost Video into Agricultural Development Projects. The guide includes sample videos, worksheets, and more. What I really like about the toolkit is the way it is organized. You can learn about: 1) how organizations are using video around the world; 2) how to assess the usefulness of video for your own organization’s objectives; 3) how […]

SIPA! What are your summer plans?!

Are you preparing for a summer internship (or new job!) in an exotic locale like Caracas, Cape Town, or Cleveland, and wondering if any other SIPA students or alumni will be around? Are you looking for connections in a certain field and want to see which of your classmates is making those connections right now? Are you a program administrator who wants to see where all of his/her students are headed this summer? Well with the help of Crowdmap, you can find out! We have […]

ICT4Ag – Mobile Data Collection – Africa Soil Information Service

On Friday, January 13, 2012, SIPA alum Eric Couper (MPA in Development Practice 2011) gave a talk at the MVP colloquium focused on his work in Arusha, Tanzania testing, deploying, and refining mobile data collection tools and processes. Mr. Couper is the ICT and Agriculture Coordinator for the Africa Soil Information Service, where he headed an ICT4Ag Pilot Survey. The results he shared at the colloquium highlight the possibilities, as well as the continuing challenges, of using mobile technology for data collection. We felt New Media Task […]