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18
Jun

Block Chain for Land Administration

Frank Pichel, CPO

Over the past year, Bitcoin has come to the public's attention as an alternate, or cryptocurrency, due largely to significant swings in value and its linkage to sites like Silk Road, the black market of the internet . While the focus on Bitcoin has been mostly on its potential impact to the banking and finance world, the most interesting component of it just might be a component of its inherent architecture - block chain. 

22
May

Imagery as a Commons

Kate Chapman, CTO

My first notable interaction with imagery of any type was 15 years ago in my "Introduction to Imagery Interpretation" class as part of my geographical studies. Our teacher told us that we were special because we could observe and analyze objects from above, instead of the on-the-ground frame of reference most people were limited to.

16
Mar

Making People Count

Peter Rabley, Director of Property Rights Investments, Omidyar Network
Noel Taylor, CEO & President, Cadasta

Sometimes the toughest problems can be tackled by the simplest of solutions.

Consider Makena. She is a bright, energetic 13 year-old who lives with her family in Kibera in Nairobi – the largest urban slum in Africa. Like every adolescent girl in the world, Makena is at a critical life crossroads where her next few years will probably determine the rest of her life. Will she be able to stay in school? Will she become a doctor, a lawyer, a carpenter, or a mechanical engineer? Will she be able to make choices about her own life? Or, will she be forced to drop out of school?

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