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UN’s Mission 1.5 Makes You Play Your Way To Climate Change Awareness

United Nation’s new mobile game Mission 1.5 is an interesting approach to the global issue of climate action. Without a proper way for decision-makers to get input from the public regarding climate change, the UN decided to build a web-based game to bridge that gap. People around the world are calling for climate action. Unfortunately, […]


Apply For The SDGs & Her Competition For Female Entrepreneurs

[Image Source: Opportunity Desk] Applications for the SDGs & Her Competition are now open. The competition is an online competition for women-led micro and small enterprises to showcase how they are supporting Sustainable Development Goals through their business operations. The initiative has three main objectives which are: recognize women implementing SDGs, including women business owners […]


UN General Assembly To Honour 7 Women Digital Entrepreneurs From Developing Countries

Geneva, 20 September 2019 – Five successful women entrepreneurs who have broken new digital ground and created wealth and employment in various developing countries will be unveiled on the margins of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York next week. They will join world leaders as they review the progress made in […]


Impact Hub Harare Announces Scaling Program To Assist Startups Meeting UN’S SDG Goals

Impact Hub Harare recently announced Accelerate2030, “a global mutli-stakeholder” program in partnership with Impact Hub Geneva and UNDP. The program aims to support ventures that contribute towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, to scale impact in developing countries. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a global framework […]


UN Using Blockchain To Improve The World Food Programme Initiative

The hype around blockchain has slowed down drastically over the past few months but this doesn’t mean progress has also slowed down. Huge organisations are adopting and testing out the technology and seeing where exactly it fits (if it fits) in their organisations. One of the biggest organisations who has adopted the technology is the […]


U-Report Zimbabwe: Leveraging SMS for research

When we talk about technology these days, we are quick to think of internet related stuff; which is not a bad thing, except only that it somehow limits our imagination. Some of us (which often feels like all of us), have moved away from the SMSs, but you will be shocked to know that it’s […]


UN says online rights are also human rights and must be protected

In the last several days, some governments around the world raised their hands in solidarity with the importance of internet freedoms. The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council last week passed a landmark resolution which seeks protection of human rights on the Internet. The resolution is on “the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights […]