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"Wendá" (Web + Rendá, the guaraní word for “place”) is the place where we network and connect. It’s a social and digital platform that articulates, promotes, and strengthens government and citizen initiatives during the COVID-19 and beyond. The platform enables a participatory mapping of people and organizations’ programs, projects, and needs, related to the COVID19 crisis. In just the first two weeks, over 120 initiatives signed up, with many of the groups behind them already…
The Toronto Foundation created and funded a distance learning program for high schools that service populations with limited or no access to the internet. In two short weeks, a dial-in phone learning system was set up that connected 500 students with their teachers. The goal was to continue preparing these students for their matriculation exams that will take place in July 2020. The response was designed to continue providing uninterrupted remedial instruction to high school students when the…
African countries have created the Africa Medical Supplies Platform, to offer medical supplies like test kits, protective equipment and potential vaccines through a single online marketplace platform. South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa said that it “will address shortages and security of supply, ensure price competitiveness and transparency in procurement, reduce logistical delays, simplify payment processes and provide a common platform where governments can access services from quality…
Helping the European Parliament to debate and legislate multilingually despite social distancing and travel restrictions. Normally, the legislative process involves frequent physical meetings between MEPs from all over the continent, with associated travel. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we have developed a multilingual remote participation platform to allow them to participate from their constituencies, debating and voting in their own languages with interpretation provided locally in…
Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) Data Repository for South Africa created, maintained and hosted by Data Science for Social Impact research group, led by Dr. Vukosi Marivate, at the University of Pretoria. It is a project creating open data for COVID19 in South Africa. Is led by the Data Science for Social Impact research group and made up of a consortium of volunteers from different spheres of society.
The entire nation has been affected by the corona-virus but instead of just looking at the negatives this should be seen as a time for finding important and necessary changes and possibilities. The self-quarantine of senior citizens and most of others has expanded digital services as the main and sometimes the only contact method between humans. And as we all know the digital world has not been designed with senior citizens as the top priority. The main objective of Digital leap for seniors is…
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