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The Elsevier Foundation partners with DataKind in a 48-hour hackathon, working with coders and developers to help UK charities unlock the power of data Building smarter decision-making tools to relieve food poverty and reduce food waste. Debunking anti-transparency arguments made by extractive companies. Improving data practices to better support efforts towards ending poverty worldwide. These are just some of the outcomes achieved by nonprofits that took part in… [Read more]

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Research4Life partners have renewed their commitment through 2025 and created a new Rule of Law program In her years as researcher and senior lecturer in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Zimbabwe, Dr. Alice Matimba heard of several cases of diabetes-related blindness, also called retinopathy – a complication that can be effectively prevented if diagnosed and treated in time. But in Zimbabwe, like much of Africa, limited awareness,… [Read more]

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When a natural disaster strikes, knowing where people and buildings are is of the utmost importance for saving lives. The World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and DataKind teamed up to understand how might satellite imagery and machine learning aide in disaster risk management and improving resilience for vulnerable communities. DataKind’s DataCorps team of pro bono data scientists completed an assessment of current literature on how… [Read more]

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Here are 5 surprising things I learned while covering a DataDive hackathon at Google’s NYC headquarters That was me with the camera, taking your picture and pestering you to explain stuff when you emerged from your data scrums. Last month, more than 100 of you spent a weekend at Google headquarters in Manhattan, creating technology solutions for organizations that make sure citizens are included in international development. It was a… [Read more]

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Washington D.C., USA, July 24, 2018: PRESS RELEASE The Research4Life partners announced today that they have agreed to extend their partnership through 2025. Research4Life (www.research4life.org) currently provides over 8,500 institutions in more than 100 developing countries with free or low cost access to peer-reviewed eResources from the world’s leading scholarly publishers. The renewed commitment will ensure that the nearly 85,000 peer reviewed academic journals, books and databases from some 200… [Read more]

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At Google HQ in New York, Elsevier’s technologists and data scientists are joining colleagues from Google Cloud, Teradata and 11th Hour Project for this DataKind event New York, NY —  Professionals in data science and related fields are converging at Google headquarters this weekend to volunteer for the DataKind NYC DataDive. They are using machine learning and other techniques to develop solutions for three organizations that help communities protect human rights and… [Read more]

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Elsevier CEO Ron Mobed talks about the importance of gender diversity in science Diversity in research leads to better science. Better science leads to a society that is more informed and better equipped to make good decisions. That is the enormous value of science and the enormous value of diversity. While diversity has many facets – from scientific discipline, gender, ethnicity and nationality, to name a few examples –… [Read more]

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Nairobi, Kenya, May 30, 2018: PRESS RELEASE Applications are now being accepted for Amref Health Africa’s Innovate for Life Fund, a five-month accelerator program specifically designed for African health entrepreneurs. Now in its second year, the Innovate for Life Fund aims to support African entrepreneurs to accelerate home-grown health solutions for the African market. In line with the Lancet Commission on the future of health in sub-Saharan Africa’s efforts, Amref Health… [Read more]

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Myanmar is rapidly transforming. After nearly a century of economic stagnation and decades of authoritarianism that ended only a few years ago, the country is in a development push, including both political and economic reforms. But that growth comes at an environmental cost that Myanmar is ill-equipped to handle. So microbial ecologist Merja Itävaara of the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland travelled there earlier this year –… [Read more]

First prize winner Prajwal Rabhindari, President of the Research Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology (RIBB) in Nepal, and second prize winner Dr. Alessio Adamiano, a researcher at the Italian National Research Council (CNR), pose with their awards.
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Winners of the 2018 Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge address food security challenges From the peaks of Nepal to the shores of Senegal, different communities face similar issues of food security. To face global challenges and empower the population living in the least developed countries, there is a need for solutions that are locally sourced, sustainable and easily reproducible. The two winning projects of the third Elsevier… [Read more]