Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, education systems around the world have been seeking evidence and solutions to support children’s learning, address the negative consequences of school closures, and prepare for school re-opening.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact in the Sahel region of West Africa, which is already facing several protracted crises, including environmental degradation, poverty, conflict, rural exodus, and gender inequality.
Artificial intelligence (AI) applications are being built and applied in almost every area of social and economic life, but there is concern that if AI is applied without appropriate policies and safeguards, it could have far-reaching consequences on human rights, inequality, sustainability, and well-being.
The overall objective of this project is to promote the large-scale adoption of more energy efficient cooking technologies in Benin to reduce the time spent on this unpaid domestic activity while reducing the carbon footprint of households.
The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) is a multi-donor initiative supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, IDRC, South Africa’s National Research Foundation, and the German Research Foundation.
Although critically important for determining optimal strategies to reduce transmission and limit the impact of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), factors such as the frequency of household transmission, the proportion of asymptomatic infection, and the natural history of the infection are poorly understood.
The rapid global emergence and spread of COVID-19 is having extensive effects on the health of populations and health systems worldwide and is threatening fragile health systems in many resource-poor countries.
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a high burden of disease in Peru and other Latin American countries and affecting the capacity of health services to provide appropriate care to neglected diseases that persist outside the global spotlight.
In Latin America, the increased release of open government data aims to strengthen the transparency and accountability of governments, build new business opportunities, and improve services for citizens.
Despite the positive potential and relative progress of open data for development, there are still gaps in creating and sharing high quality, timely, relevant, and accessible data in developing countries.