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Local knowledge for development

How might we find better ways to collect, value, and utilize indigenous knowledge and experience in research for development?

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Developing Local S&T Capacity

How might we best help developing countries develop their own science and technology innovations? That is, not just source good ideas from them, but also help get them the resources needed to turn those good ideas into real products and services? See http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/27/business/27incubate.html for one way to get started.

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Cross-sectoral interactions

How might we better identify links and co-benefits across the key sectors so that we can develop more strategic and sustainable integrated programs?

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Open source software for development

How might we use open source software to achieve development goals?

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Crowdsourcing transparency and accountability

Find ways to make better use of technology like phones and digital cameras to improve transparency and accountability in delivery of public goods and services related to development and humanitarian response

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App Store for the Poor

Increase access to informaiton and improve livelihoods through mobile apps. Create/encourage a unified methodology, like Masawa (masawa.org -- kicking poverty in the apps) for getting mobile apps, created by NGOs, IOs, developers, governments, and private sector actors, into the hands of the world's poor. By sharing the apps across typically siloed geographies, functions and organizations, optimal scale and effectiveness ...more »

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Modeling water in the future

What does the water resources map look like for the future? How can USAID support modeling of future scenarios, which impact environmental, governance, food security, health, and other outcomes.

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Waste to fuel

How might we turn waste products into fuel?

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Medical or veterinary expertise

How might we provide medical or veterinary care and treatment in the absence of trained health services professionals?

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International Best Practice Collection of S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Open Education Resources (OER)

Heading: International Best Practice Collection of S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Open Education Resources (OER) Secondary School Material Research Question: To demonstrate how provision of high-quality S.T.E.M materials could impact secondary school learning outcomes and contribute to global engagement. How would this address this research and lead to major S&T solutions: S.T.E.M material evaluation ...more »

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ICT Resources for Capacity Development

How can we better utilize information and communication technologies to make capacity development activities sustainable? Follow-up always seems to be lacking, especially in participant training programs and other capacity development efforts. Can persistent, accessible ICT resources allow for greater sustainability of program efforts by ensuring the integration and actual usage of newly acquired knowledge and skills? ...more »

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