Schneider Electric - Supporting Sustainable Farming with Azure IoT

Tue, 2017-08-01 11:55 -- Compassionate C...

Farmer Craig Blackburn of Blackhills Farm in New Zealand, relies on Schneider Electric's SCADAfarm to manage water use. Learn how the system, built on Azure IoT enables Blackburn to adjust his irrigation machines to the land's water needs while integrating with weather predictions and making adjustments on the fly to net up to 50% savings.

Giving Voice to the Poor in South Sudan

Mon, 2017-07-31 13:45 -- Compassionate C...

A new initiative is adding a human touch to measuring poverty by collecting short video testimonials from people as part of the High Frequency Survey in South Sudan. Learn in this video how it aims to provide quantitative data on poverty levels in the country while at the same time providing an opportunity for the poor to voice their struggles.

Listening to Africa: A New Way to Gather Data Using Mobile Phones

Mon, 2017-07-31 13:40 -- Compassionate C...

The proliferation of mobile phones opens up new opportunities for conducting surveys in developing countries. Data about people’s lives can now be gathered much cheaper and faster. Watch in this video how the World Bank’s Listening to Africa initiative is now collecting household data through mobile phone surveys in African countries.

Students Build App to Ensure Classmates Don't Go to Bed Hungry

Tue, 2017-05-02 08:55 -- Compassionate C...

Students at the Secondary School for Journalism in Brooklyn realized that over 78% of students at their school receive free lunch, but often have no way of getting dinner. Using STEAM, the students created an app in hopes of supplying students with meals after-school for free -- and they won a top award for it.

Building the Future, from Mother to Mother

Mon, 2017-04-17 09:45 -- Compassionate C...

In the Limpopo Province of South Africa, Enel Green Power, together with the NGO Mothers2Mothers, has involved 13,785 HIV-positive women in a training and prevention programme. The aim is to reduce the transmission of the virus to children and to provide women with the tools they need to lead a healthy and productive life.