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Impact sourcing and young social entrepreneurs: Two approaches to tackle youth unemployment

IMPACT, AWS CLOUD SOLUTIONS

Digital Divide Data was one of the first firms to adopt Impact Sourcing, which generally means that firms, usually operating in global supply chains, selectively employ staff from disadvantaged target groups.

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Expanding the AWS Cloud – An AWS Region is coming to South Africa!

IMPACT, AWS CLOUD SOLUTIONS

One of my favorite stories to come from Africa, however, is the work we are doing alongside our partners—Intel and Digital Divide Data—to help the National Museums of Kenya digitize their entire collection of artifacts.

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Cloud-Enabled Preservation of Life in the 20th Century White House

CULTURAL HERITAGE, CONTENT AND DATA

Working with AWS partner Digital Divide Data and their local affiliate, Creekside Digital in Glenn Arm Maryland, WHHA delivered more than 20,000 slides in two batches beginning in summer 2017.

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Creating new opportunities for young women in the digital economy

CULTURAL HERITAGE, CONTENT AND DATA

Developing gender-inclusive digital jobs programs for youth is the subject of a new report, Digital Jobs for Youth: Young Women in the Digital Economy by Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE).

 
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Harmonizing Tension of Hybrid Organizations

CULTURAL HERITAGE, CONTENT AND DATA

Social enterprises must navigate the contradictory pulls of social and for-profit goals without tipping too far to one side.

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Interview with Wendy Smith & Marya Besharov on Organizational Hybridity

IMPACT, AWS CLOUD SOLUTIONS

Wendy had known Jeremy Hockenstein for quite some time, and watched with intrigue as he developed DDD in an era in which social enterprises were just starting to take off.

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Grooming rural youth in Cloud must for inclusive innovation in India: AWS

IMPACT, AWS CLOUD SOLUTIONS

The time is now ripe for tech companies to approach talented youth in rural India, skill and connect them to the digital mainstream in order to achieve "inclusive innovation".

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Guardrails and paradoxes of successful social enterprises

IMPACT, CONTENT AND DATA

"As our world cries out for repair, organizations have responded. For-profit businesses are adopting socially responsible programs and practices."

 

Next Billion: Heads in the Cloud: Leveraging Cloud Computing to Tackle Poverty and Youth Unemployment

IMPACT, AWS CLOUD SOLUTIONS

In an effort to keep up with the changing IT landscape, DDD is constantly assessing the market for new technologies to add to our trainings and services.

AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog: Promoting Cloud Skills for Youth Around the Globe

Corporate, AWS CLOUD SOLUTIONS

In 2017, in collaboration with Intel, AWS worked with DDD to launch the first-of-its-kind AWS Cloud Academy in Kenya.

DuraSpace: Cloud Academy Collaboration to Create Technology Jobs for Disadvantaged Youth

NGO, AWS CLOUD SOLUTIONS

In the summer of 2017, DDD and DuraSpace met to consider how to leverage existing open source software products and services.

AWS Blog Post: Empowering Women in Tech on International Women’s Day

IMPACT, AWS CLOUD SOLUTIONS

AWS believes the future of tech should include people of every color, gender, belief, origin, and community. The future of tech should also be accessible, flexible, and inclusive.

 

Enquizit Blog: Dissolving Barriers to Socio Economic Gains with Real World IT Projects

Corporate, AWS CLOUD SOLUTIONS

DDD collaborated with AWS to facilitate upward economic mobility and promote gender equality in the region.

Khmer Times: Khmer Rouge Documents To Be Preserved

CULTURAL HERITAGE, CONTENT AND DATA

The Archives Preservation and Digitization Project has been supported with funds from Unesco and Koica to help officials maintain and preserve the old documents.

Khmer Times: Project to Digitise Prison History

CULTURAL HERITAGE, CONTENT AND DATA

The digital database will include biographical records of prisoners, prison guards and officials, original negative films and micro film and more.

Koica Cambodia: Official Launch of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum Archives Preservation and Digitization

NGO, CONTENT AND DATA

The project is aimed at maintaining and preserving documents from the Khmer Rouge regime.

 

BFM: The Business Station (Malaysia) – National Radio Interview

CULTURAL HERITAGE, AWS CLOUD SOLUTIONS

Jeff Sandhu speaks to Frank Heitmann, the President of Digital Divide Data, on how this project came to life.

BBC: Preserving Africa’s Artifacts

CULTURAL HERITAGE, AWS CLOUD SOLUTIONS

Preserving history and sharing cultural heritage has been the main objective for museums across the globe for years.

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Impact Sourcing and Inclusive Supply Chains: A Conversation with Bloomberg and Digital Divide Data

CORPORATE, CONTENT AND DATA

Erin Lambert and Jeremy Hockenstein discuss their partnership to provide good job opportunities to underemployed populations in the United States.

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Business Daily: National Museums Takes Kenyan Heritage On Line

CULTURAL HERITAGE, AWS CLOUD SOLUTIONS

The National Museums of Kenya has joined in the digital race with an initiative aimed at digitising its different collections that depict the country’s rich heritage.

 

 

DDD Presents at AWS Summits and ReInvent

AWS generously featured the National Museum of Kenya and the AWS/DDD Cloud Center of Excellence in Kenya workforce development program at several of its 2017 summits and conferences. The story was presented to tens of thousands of attendees from the commercial, public sector and NGO communities. Below are links to the videos DDD developed for these forums and presentations.

 

AWS Reinvent, Las Vegas, NV November 2017
(Topic: Tech Talent, Cloud Academy Workforce Development)