Aid Through Text Messages

first_img Kenyan citizen journalists developed Ushahidi, a website to map violence during election time based on reports submitted via the Web and mobile phones. Ushahidi, which means “testimony” in Swahili, has also been used to map xenophobic attacks in South Africa in 2008; monitor elections in Burundi, India, Mexico and Sudan; warn drivers about snow-covered roads and map cleanup efforts during a blizzard in Washington in February 2010; and monitor the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, reported news website www.irinnews.org. A new version of the software called Mogadishu was developed for humanitarian catastrophes. It allows people to send data via e-mail or text message, creating a simple way for the public to share information during crisis response. For more information, visit www.ushahidi.com. By Dialogo July 01, 2010last_img read more

Sweden’s AP2 loses head of external equity to State Street think tank

first_imgA spokeswoman for AP2 confirmed that the buffer fund had filled the vacancy with an internal appointment but declined to name the replacement.The fund has more than SEK280bn (€30.5bn) in assets and employs external managers for global equity and credit strategies, emerging market sovereign debt and some of its alternative mandates – including its holdings in Chinese A shares.In 2014, it overhauled the way in which it manages its emerging market holdings, bringing a majority of the mandates in-house.CAR, which was established in 2011, conducts primary and secondary search projects spanning several years.It has partnerships with the Boston University Center for Finance, Law & Policy and Tufts University, which is home to the Fletcher Network for Sovereign Wealth and Global Capital.Read about how AP2 and other leading investors are lowering the carbon footprint of their portfolios The head of external equity managers at AP2 has departed the Swedish buffer fund for a US-based think tank.Mimmi Kheddache-Jendeby joined the Center for Applied Research (CAR), State Street’s think tank, earlier this month and will be vice-president and senior research strategist.  She graduated from the University of Gothenburg in 2003 with a masters in industrial and financial economics and was hired immediately by AP2, only leaving in early January.Kheddache-Jendeby spent several years at the fund as portfolio manager for external mandates and was most recently head of equity for external managers.last_img read more