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The new business models shaking up global development

5 January 2018Bond

Over the last few years numerous industries have been disrupted by the emergence of organisations with entirely new business models – often enabled by technology.

At Bond’s Annual Conference in February 2018, we heard from five organisations who are challenging traditional development and humanitarian business models.

You can watch each of the 5 minute lightning talks here.

Etienne Turpin, co-founder, Peta Bencana
Peta Bencana crowdsources reports of flooding from Twitter to create a real-time map of flooding in Jakarta, Indonesia. It allows citizens to see which areas are affected, and the government can log its response – improving local accountability.

Dr Kathi Hammler, director of monitoring and evaluation, Poverty Stoplight
Poverty Stoplight is a Paraguayan organisation that has reinvented the household survey so that it is useful to poor people, not just central planners.

Susan Long, innovation adviser, Field Ready
Field Ready is transforming humanitarian supply chain logistics and providing livelihoods through distributed production hubs and maker-spaces that run inside conflict zones such as Syria and Iraq.

Angela Lungati, director of community engagement, Ushahidi/BRCK
BRCK is a spin-off from Ushahidi. It is a waterproof, solar-powered Wi-Fi box that operates as a 3G hotspot and off-grid server, helping to bring the internet to the masses in Africa.

Judith Amar, Start Network
The Start Network’s new disaster risk financing approach uses pre-financing and pre-planned action which will facilitate early interventions to save lives and costs.