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Originally published on Voice of America techtonics by Aida Akl. India has witnessed some harrowing acts of sexual and gender-based violence in recent years, some occurring in front of witnesses who watched, but did nothing. To combat this apathy, a social enterprise has come up with a crowdsourced solution that harnesses a trusted community to [...]
Originally published on Voice of America by Aida Akl. Political feuds and ethnic violence in South Sudan have displaced more than 1.5 million people. Among them is a software engineer determined to push past hate to promote peace through games. “Hate is one of the things that is inciting violence in South Sudan right now,” [...]
Originally published on Forbes by Anne Field. Social media provides a unique mechanism for fast communication and all sorts of good things. But it’s not so great for fostering real, authentic, in-person interaction. Thus while the potential upside is huge, so is the downside. Enter Wistla. Read full article on Forbes.
Startups will work with the three partner companies and mentors to reach the next stage of development. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 27, 2017 C5, the investment specialist firm focused on cloud computing, cyber security and big data analytics, announces today that five startups have entered its PeaceTech Accelerator, housed at the iconic United States Institute [...]
Originally published on AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog. From Kenya to Colombia, Afghanistan to Indonesia, media and technology is being used in innovative ways to counter age-old drivers of conflict, ranging from election violence and inter-ethnic tension, to resource shortages and gender violence. The spread of technology is producing a transformation in conflict management [...]
Originally published in Ventureburn by Graham van der Made. Cape Town-based music streaming service startup NicheStreem, has been selected to participate in the US-based Peacetech Accelerator. The programme will take place over eight weeks and focuses on scaling up cloud-based startups and non-profits. It is hosted in collaboration with C5, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and [...]
Take-up of cloud computing services has been rapid, growing by more than 20 per cent a year. The Cloud for Business special report, published in The Sunday Times, outlines how organisations can navigate this complex marketplace and choose the right provider. In addition, the report highlights how shadow IT and serverless computing can save companies [...]
Originally published on Startup MGZN. On January 22nd, C5 announced the launch the Cloud 10 Scalerator Program in Bahrain. This program, in partnership with the Bahrain Economic Development Board, Tamkeen, and powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), will offer a unique opportunity to scale-ups (revenue generating start-ups), SMEs and selected corporations to access an array of [...]