Knowledge Matters: the role of technology at Concern Worldwide

16 December 2015

From harnessing the power of digital data to technology trends for 2016, this edition of Knowledge Matters, published in December 2015, takes a look at the diverse ways Concern is employing technology in its work.

Concern staff carries out a survey with a beneficiary in Malawi, using a digital data gathering (DDG) device. Photo: Kieran McConville / Concern Worldwide.
Concern staff carries out a survey with a beneficiary in Malawi, using a digital data gathering (DDG) device. Photo: Kieran McConville / Concern Worldwide.

Technologies, and the ways that we deploy them in our work, have transformed hugely in recent years and will continue to evolve into the future, perhaps in ways that we can’t even predict.

Advances in the cloud, wifi and improved connectivity have changed our office systems. We are also harnessing the power of technology when it comes to development programmes: our digital data gathering-tools, mapping technology and solar solutions are utilised and welcomed worldwide by our staff and partners.

Download this edition of Knowledge Matters to learn about our uses of these technologies and more, and explore some of the benefits, challenges and lessons learned.

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This publication covers aid activities implemented with the financial assistance of several donors, including Irish Aid, UK Aid, The European Union and USAID. The ideas, opinions and comments herein are entirely the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent or reflect the policies of any donors.

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