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Joseph Agoada
Joseph Agoada specializes in innovative work within the social impact and international development sectors. In 2006, he founded a nonprofit which delivered appropriate technology and capacity building to East Africa. The nonprofit work led to employment with innovative teams within the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) from 2007 - 2013 and became an InSTEDD communications advisor in early 2014. Joseph holds an undergraduate degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a masters degree in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Entries by Joseph Agoada

The 4 Questions That Need To Be Answered Before Investing In Social Impact

(1) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 9:00 AM


According to Charity Navigator, in 2013 individuals gave $335.17 billion to organizations with a mission of positive social impact. 64.5 million Americans (26.5 percent of the population) volunteered time to a social cause. Many of us have the desire to give, and a growing number...

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Can Drones And 3-D Printers Save Lives? Emerging Technology Choices in Humanitarian Response

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 9:00 AM

"We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction."

With these words, Microsoft founder Bill Gates helps frame an important moment for the humanitarian response community. Emerging...

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How Social Innovators Maximize Budget And Impact

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 9:00 AM

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A youth in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil testing a prototype vulnerability mapping smartphone application.

In 2010 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil experienced widespread flooding which lead to serious property damage and loss of life. The damage was particularly severe among the poorer communities of the...

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3 Ways We Can Better Prepare For The Next Ebola Outbreak

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 2:23 PM

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Checking the temperature of personnel working in an Ebola Hot Zone

One month ago Ebola was a topic of conversation at dinner tables everywhere. With no new cases in Europe or the United States in the last few weeks, international media interest is...

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The Game Changing Innovation in The Fight Against Disease And Deadly Outbreaks

(25) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 10:00 AM

Sanni Garba, a laboratory technician, in the rural community of Gauraka, Nigeria holding a diagnostic test.

By now you may heard of the latest technology concept known as the "internet of things" (IOT) or the "internet of everything". The idea is that when...

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Informing The World's Illiterate Through a Mobile Device

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 10:00 AM

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An end user of Verboice, an interactive voice response (IVR) technology

Imagine if you picked up your phone, had an important text message from a doctor concerning your health, but you couldn't ready what the message said. Around the world, poverty and the...

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How Silicon Valley Is Hacking Global Pandemics

(3) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 1:00 AM

An initial version of this story ran on Tech in

In the world's hardest-to-reach and most under-resourced areas, how do we establish an ability to collect, track and share data on emerging disease pandemics with global implications? Over the past two years, international grant-maker Skoll Global Threats...

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