Posts Tagged: USAID

Government Blog Spotlight: USAID IMPACTblog

On the Government Info Pro… The USAID IMPACTblog covers topics relating to USAID’s role in providing assistance to countries suffering from the after-effects of disaster, struggling with poverty, or striving towards democratic reforms. Here’s some basic information about the blog: USAID finds itself at a unique moment of opportunity. A powerful consensus has formed atRead… Read more »

The New Government Pest!

Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite if You Work in the USAID Tower of The Reagan building!! Heard that in an office suite in the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) tower of the Reagan Building, that they battled bedbugs this morning! Evidently USAID employees were told in an e-mail that they hadn’t received reports ofRead… Read more »

Search for LAUNCH:Health Innovators

We’ve been super busy planning our next LAUNCH sustainability forum. The topic for our second forum is “sustaining human life.” LAUNCH is our incubator program that searches for visionaries, whose world-class ideas, technologies or programs show great promise for making tangible impacts on society. At each LAUNCH forum, ten innovators and 40 thought leaders comeRead… Read more »

Heavenly Answers for Earthly Problems

I’m SO excited to share details about NASA’s newest, coolest, never-been-done-before sustainability initiative, LAUNCH:Water. Accelerating Innovation for a Sustainable Future. We’ve been working on this project for some time — an innovative collaborative process to “launch” ideas, or disruptive green technologies, that address some of this planet’s growing pains. All props to NASA’s Robbie Schingler,Read… Read more »

USAID Gov20 Challenge – 6 lessons learned – Liveblogging the conference

Carol Grigsby, Deputy Director, USAID Development 2.0 Challenge Six Lessons Learned 1. A challenge process will be less than comfortable for many US agencies the first time, will encounter some internal resistance 2. Choosing a challenge implementer — stipulate all expectations regarding working relationship, deliverables, etc., and choose and organization with an established community ofRead… Read more »

Twitter and Iraq: A Counterinsurgency to Carr’s Cynicism

In an article entitled “How Twitter is going to save Iraq. I mean [email protected] Not.”, Paul Carr of the Guardian shares his cynical view regarding social media’s ability to improve the situation in Iraq. His essay was sparked by the fact that several tech execs from Google, YouTube, Twitter, WordPress, MeetUp and more are inRead… Read more »

USAID Development 2.0 Challenge – THIS WEEK ONLY!

Hi everyone, Just a quick post here to bring an initiative to your attention. Through the USAID Development 2.0 Challenge, you and I are able to vote on our favorite international projects at: http://www.netsquared.org/usaid/vote. Register, login and vote! But hurry because they’ve limited feedback to December 8 -12! The world is waiting… UPDATE: There areRead… Read more »