Hello and Happy New Year!
We hope that your start to 2021 has been a good one and we’re glad to be back updating you with the latest COVIDaction news. We’ve hit the ground running, so here’s our latest update -
💃 Come to our Data Showcasing event 📈
We are very excited that our Data showcasing event is almost here! Join us on Thursday Jan 28 3pm GMT to meet our innovators and special guests including Gareth Mitchell, host of BBC World Service’s Digital Planet and Al Kags, founder of Open Institute.
Have you registered yet? Do you know people who will be annoyed that you didn’t tell them about this? Then get your details in here and pass along the link so everyone can find our more about #DoingDataRight. See you there!
Local Networks in Nepal respond to COVID-19
What can you learn from an earthquake that you can apply to a pandemic? Ram Chandra Thapa is the co-founder of Local Production & Local Solutions grantee Zener Technologies. In our profile he talks about his belief in the circular economy and how he got things moving even when many business paths were closed. Read the full profile here.
Ram Chandra Thapa of Zener Technologies looks over Kathmandu, Nepal.
📊 How data affects real lives 👪
The Data Challenge’s first ever grantee Surgo Ventures created a COVID-19 community vulnerability index for Africa. That might sound like numbers that organisations look at, but it has a huge impact on the ground. Take a look at this profile video which shows why data is vital to the pandemic response.
That’s all from us this time around. We’re excited to have so much going on and plenty coming up to share with you too. If you don’t want to miss out on our latest news you can follow our Medium and Twitter posts and of course let your friends know if they might like to explore tech innovation and development with us by signing up to this newsletter.
Have a great weekend!
COVIDaction Team x
COVIDaction is building a technology and innovation pipeline for the COVID-19 pandemic. The programme is funded by UK Aid.