UN SDG Innovation Panel Event – 4 / 26 @ 6pm

Background As the UN celebrates its 70th year and rolls up its sleeves to work towards the Sustainable Development Goals, there has been a growing movement for a bottoms-up approach to development – most notably through the various innovative interventions being tested by hubs across different UN programmes. Students from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs are eager to learn more about how UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women, and UNHCR are investing in disruptive approaches to achieving their individual goals. Panelist  Benjamin Kumpf, UNDP Innovation Facility – Follow @bkumpf Benjamin Kumpf joined UNDP […]

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 […]

2012 Kick-off Meeting and Crisis Mapping Training

NMTF is revving up for an exciting term, starting this Wednesday, February 15th at 8pm in IAB 405 with our “kickoff” meeting! The NMTF board will provide a general introduction to the topics of crisis mapping and ICTs for Development as well as information about the many workshops, trainings and brownbag events planned for spring term. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Students with all levels of experience with technologies and new media are welcome! Immediately following the meeting (~9 p.m.) will be a brief […]

NMTF Situation Room – Satellite Imagery Analysis: Mapping IDP Settlements in Somalia

Dear NMTFers, The New Media Task Force is pleased to introduce our first Situation Room of the 2011-2012 school year this Friday, November 4th, from 2:10 to 5:00pm in Room 1401 IAB on Satellite Imagery Analysis: Mapping IDP Settlements in Somalia – a New Media Task Force contribution to Phase II of a joint Standby Task Force and UNHCR project. If you did not attend the basic training session in Crisis Mapping last Monday, October 24th, please note this in the registration form below and bring this to our attention on […]