How we can learn from the Covid-19 pandemic to prepare for future global health disasters

OnFrontiers caught up with David Milestone – an expert in our network in global health and innovation – about what we can already learn from the response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help the world better cope with the next pandemic or global health crisis because it is never too early to start preparing. Continue reading How we can learn from the Covid-19 pandemic to prepare for future global health disasters

Think Tank Insights: Closing the Loop

An OnFrontiers -UNLEASH expert Marca Hagenstad is an economist with Circle Economics and a contributing author to the forthcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on the cryosphere. She tests splitboards for Backcountry Magazine and teaches snow science with Winter … Continue reading Think Tank Insights: Closing the Loop

UNLEASH Insights: What Are the Important Aspects of Sustainable Development?

When we talk about Sustainable Development, we may fall into a maze that we are too immersed with KPI or data. In fact, there are concrete aspects for sustainable development. It’s not something abstract, but in fact practical. An OnFrontiers-UNLEASH … Continue reading UNLEASH Insights: What Are the Important Aspects of Sustainable Development?

UNLEASH partners with OnFrontiers to build a global knowledge network for sustainability & innovation

OnFrontiers is partnering with UNLEASH – Innovation Lab for SDGs to create a global expertise network to support social entrepreneurs. Continue reading UNLEASH partners with OnFrontiers to build a global knowledge network for sustainability & innovation

An innovation disrupting foreign assistance delivery: remote technical assistance (RTA)

International development and relief assistance increasingly turn to remote technical assistance for fast, quality knowledge access Whether it be a local market nuance in Bangalore or specific ways to improve quinoa crop yields, it’s no secret that tailored expertise improves … Continue reading An innovation disrupting foreign assistance delivery: remote technical assistance (RTA)

What’s next? The New Wave of Innovations in Africa’s Mobile Financial Services

We are very excited to be launching our new monthly OnFrontiers Webinar Series. Kicking off this series is our webinar on; “What’s next? The New Wave of Innovations in Africa’s Mobile Financial Services” OnFrontiers spoke with our moderator for the … Continue reading What’s next? The New Wave of Innovations in Africa’s Mobile Financial Services

3D Printing: More than Manufacturing

3D printing, also known as “additive manufacturing,” is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file, one layer of material (usually plastic) at a time. Pretty much anything can be 3D printed, from spare parts for aircraft to musical instruments, weapons, apparel, organs, and potentially, other 3D printers, too. Most 3D printing is currently used in manufacturing to do cheap rapid prototyping and test products—PwC estimates that 67% of manufacturers are already using the technology. More and more companies are now starting to plan how they will adapt to the technology, considered by some as the trigger … Continue reading 3D Printing: More than Manufacturing

Innovative Education for Refugees

The horrendous conflict in Syria, with an estimated 6.5 million displaced and 3 million refugees, has brought up the challenges of education in emergencies one more time. Worldwide there are around 51.2 million people displaced and 16.7 million refugees, of which approximately half are under 18. As education in emergencies expert and Columbia professor Mary Mendenhall explained this month in a talk at Columbia University, the fact that 80% of these camps are hosted in developing countries is the root of many of the shortcomings refugees face. On top of that, Professor Mendenhall emphasized the lack of funding for education … Continue reading Innovative Education for Refugees