10 October 2023

Young Girls Gain STEAM in Gaming Hackathons

From 2016-2020, less than 6 per cent of global development aid was targeted to work on adolescent girls. Increased investments in girl-centred programs are urgently needed to bridge gender gaps in education, digital literacy, and life skills training.  Through the Game Changers Coalition , UNICEF is collaborating with the gaming and technology…, In her first game jam, Milene has learned coding, problem-solving, and built her confidence by being part of a community of girls who are passionate about games like her in Recife, Brazil., domarrrrrrr Young girls during the three-day game jam in Almaty, Kazakhstan. They have participated in inspirational sessions about women's empowerment and have gained transferable skills during the game jam. Young girls during the three-day game jam in Almaty, Kazakhstan. They have participated in inspirational sessions about women's empowerment…, Young girls during the three-day Game Jam in Almaty, Kazakhstan. They participated in inspirational sessions about women's empowerment and gained transferable skills during the Game Jam., Ruslan Kostrykin Beyond building confidence and developing transferable skills, the game jam in Armenia has inspired these young girls with stories of empowerment and role models.  Beyond building confidence and developing transferable skills, the game jam in Armenia has inspired these young girls with stories of empowerment and role models. , Young girls participating in the Game Jam held in the Gyumri Technology Center in Armenia. Beyond building confidence and developing transferable skills, the game jam in Armenia has inspired these young girls with stories of empowerment and role models. , Ginosyan Menghorng, Game Changers Coalition Ambassador and young leader from Cambodia, has supported us in delivering the Training of Trainers to teachers who will implement the program in five schools. Menghorng, Game Changers Coalition Ambassador and young leader from Cambodia, has supported us in delivering the Training of Trainers to teachers…, Menghorng, Game Changers Coalition Ambassador and young leader from Cambodia, has supported us in delivering the Training of Trainers to teachers who will implement the program in five schools. Having students helping teachers learn is a game changer for her and her teachers, where everybody wins., Daravatey Seng In her first game jam, Milene has learned coding, problem-solving, and built her confidence by being part of a community of girls who are passionate about games like her in Recife, Brazil. Young girls during the three-day game jam in Almaty, Kazakhstan. They have participated in inspirational sessions about women's empowerment and…
06 December 2019

Bioverse Labs: Using drones and AI to support the sustainability of the Amazonian ecosystem

Pop quiz! How many species would you guess are on Earth? It’s okay, no one knows for sure, but based on previous research, it’s estimated that there could be nearly 9 million species on planet Earth!  Yet, despite humanity’s impressive technological and tool-creating prowess, we’ve only discovered and catalogued  about 14% of those species, to-…, FRONTIER TECHNOLOGY , Drone technology allows us to access remote areas of the rainforest and capture high-resolution imagery. Our drones are equipped with special cameras for collecting multi-spectral imagery (images that contain information beyond the visible light spectrum that humans are able to sense), which provide us with details to improve our machine learning…, ON BEING OPEN SOURCE , Open-source solutions leverage the power of the collective -- by allowing solutions to be shared freely and widely. It also fosters regular improvements in a solution as others are able to build upon the tools we’re developing. Lady entering a forest, TEAM , In 2017, through the Google- and NASA-sponsored Global Solutions Program at Singularity University, Francisco D’Elia and I formed Bioverse, an impact-based company to help stop Earth’s massive loss of biodiversity. Our moonshot (i.e., core mission) is to fundamentally change the way humans do business with nature.  Our team is composed of…, WAY AHEAD, UNICEF’s Innovation Fund Investment is an amazing opportunity for Bioverse, and has enabled our first major project in Brazil. Beyond providing the funds to develop open-source mapping solutions for indigenous communities, these funds will be an important spring-board to garner further investments that will help us enter markets in sustainable…