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The New York Times

Catherine Cheney

24 September 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Connecting to peers makes coping with emotional distress easier for youth. Youthline, a youth suicide crisis intervention service operated by Lines for Life puts those struggling in touch with volunteers their own age...

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Catherine Cheney

22 May 2018

Uttar Pradesh, India

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90 percent of cervical cancer deaths occur in countries where preventative care is unavailable. An organization called TogetHER is leading the charge to eradicate cervical cancer deaths by raising funds to distribute ...

Devex

Catherine Cheney

27 April 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Ultra high net worth individuals are giving money to philanthropic causes in new ways. The international development community can engage these potential donors by approaching them as partners, using data to demonstra...

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Catherine Cheney

26 October 2017

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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It's been proven within the cookstove industry that providing free cleaner-energy stoves to those cooking with traditional stoves or over open flame does not work as planned. Inyenyeri, a Rwandan cookstove company how...

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Catherine Cheney

9 March 2017

Portland, Oregon, United States

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April Rinne, a sharing economy adviser in Portland, believes that new technology and the emergence of the sharing economy has massive potential to connect talent, resources, and ideas around the globe, particularly in...

Devex

Catherine Cheney

15 December 2016

Sri Lanka

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Efforts to eliminate malaria from Sri Lanka led to only 17 cases one year, but failure to continue health safety practice allowed the number of cases to rise again to over 200,000 in 1999. In 2016 Sri Lanka celebrates...

Devex

Catherine Cheney

5 August 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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At the San Francisco headquarters of Uber, three televisions greet visitors and employees just past the check in desk. The central screen plays a video on repeat: “Moving riders, moving partners, moving newlyweds, mov...

Devex

Catherine Cheney

20 July 2016

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The growing emphasis on data driven development presents an opportunity for global development professionals to learn from and perhaps even replicate the successes of the best performers within a data set. But that ca...

Devex

Catherine Cheney

18 July 2016

Kenya

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GiveDirectly is launching this basic income pilot with more than 6,000 Kenyan households for the next 10 to 15 years, building on its experience with unconditional cash transfers and randomized control trials in Kenya...

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Catherine Cheney

1 July 2016

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SERVIR, a joint development initiative of the United States Agency for International Development and National Aeronautics and Space Administration, leverages data from space to improve environmental decision-making in...

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Catherine Cheney

13 June 2016

United States

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Expected to reach 25 billion connected devices by 2020, the emerging class of "internet of things" companies are starting to realize its potential to address global poverty by helping the international development com...

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Catherine Cheney

9 June 2016

Bihar, India

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With climate changes causing extreme fluctuations in the weather, agricultural conditions and small farming operations are suffering around the world. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has funded research and init...

Devex

Catherine Cheney

8 June 2016

India

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Minigrids, renewable energy-based electricity generators that serve a set of consumers, are a part of India's plan to provide universal energy access to all - their government, as well as that of the United States, is...

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Catherine Cheney

16 May 2016

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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In Tanzania, Population Services International is leading a project using Human Centered Design to solve reproductive health issues with the support of a philanthropist who is not only funding the project but it is br...

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Catherine Cheney

11 April 2016

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Everyone from local aid groups in Tanzania to tech CEOs in Silicon Valley are using 'human-centered design', an approach to problem solving that incorporates the wants and needs of end users of a product or service in...

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Catherine Cheney

17 March 2016

Kenya

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How might African farmers enhance their productivity and increase their resilience to climate change without compromising the health of their land? How might American companies play a role without short-term gains sta...

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Catherine Cheney

28 January 2016

Butembo, Nord-Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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All over the world, new fair trade projects or approaches are sprouting up to foster trading relationships that pay off for farmers, giving them more adequate wages and rights.

Devex

Catherine Cheney

12 January 2016

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Last year, Team Rubicon carried out 35 domestic operations and three international operations, with overlapping missions in Kathmandu, Nepal, and Barikiki, Kiribati, as well as an operation in Roseau, Dominica. The hu...

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Catherine Cheney

10 December 2015

Singapore, Singapore

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Palm oil production is driving deforestation at alarming rates across the globe. Anti-palm-oil activists have shifted their focus to advocating for responsible and environmentally sustainable sourcing of this commodit...

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Catherine Cheney

23 September 2015

Berkeley, California, United States

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At UC Berkeley, the Blum Center for Developing Economies and the Center for Effective Global Action are working together to formalize development engineering as a field of research - a new generation of engineers comm...

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Catherine Cheney

19 December 2013

Henderson, North Carolina, United States

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Obesity has become a health crisis for many women in the African-American community, but a group known as GirlTrek is working to change this by making exercise a social norm and creating supportive connections between...

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