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At the Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam, doctors and staff have utilized journals and research found through HINARI, the Research4Life program providing free or low-cost access to cutting-edge global healthcare research for developing countries. With HINARI’s resources, Bach Mai has built one of the country’s most modern health facilities and medical libraries. Benefitting from a free annual subscription to HINARI, the hospital now employs 800 doctors and supports over 2,200 patients.

5 Time: 3:37

January 03, 2013

Views: 270

Microsoft employee and former Bosnian refugee Leila Toplic visits the UNHCR’s Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya and discusses her experiences as a refugee and now giving back to the UN’s Refugee Agency.

5 Time: 2:52

January 03, 2013

Views: 248

The registration system currently used by UNHCR is called ProGres and was developed with initial support from Microsoft. The system operates in over 300 refugee camps across 72 countries today, including 32 in Africa. Through registration and the use of ProGres, thousands of refugees now have their refugee status confirmed which has opened up access to more rights including their freedom of movement. This has also improved their lives helping them to successfully integrate into the local community.

5 Time: 4:46

January 03, 2013

Views: 287

As part of our work with UNEP, WHO and FAO, Microsoft as the technology partner for the Research4Life program, has developed a new access and authentication platform offering researchers and academics in developing countries online access to over 7,500 peer-reviewed scientific journals, books and databases from over 130 publishers including Elsevier, Springer Verlag and Wiley-Blackwell. This video offers a case study on the SUMAWA project in Kenya’s Rift Valley, aided by access to research; the program is having an impressive impact on the local community, endangered tribes and wildlife in the area.

5 Time: 5:53

January 03, 2013

Views: 114

NAIROBI, Kenya — On March 31, 2011, Microsoft Corp. announced its ITPAC datacenter technology will be utilized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as part of the energy-efficient IT infrastructure for a new UN office in Nairobi, Kenya, aimed at being energy neutral. Officially inaugurated by UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon and UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner, the new office building in Nairobi is intended to produce as much energy as it consumes and is the first of its kind for the UN in Africa.

5 Time: 5:44

January 03, 2013

Views: 1,242

As a part of the UNIDO Microsoft partnership, the organizations are creating a solution to support the growth of foreign direct investment. AfriPANet, an online information platform, making key indicators and information from UNIDO available via the Internet. Enhancing communication and flow of information between governments and with the private sector is critical to supporting increases in FDI and wealth creation.

4 Time: 3:20

January 03, 2013

Views: 83

This video tells the story of Suad, a young female refugee-where she's from and why she fled, how long she's been in the camp, and what life is like here. She describes her yearning for education, her aspirations, how she's currently using technology to learn 21st century skills, how this will empower her toward self sufficiency, and what this means for her family and community. CGI - Clinton Global Initiative

0 Time: 1:15

January 03, 2013

Views: 160

The European Environment Agency and Microsoft are partnering to deliver the Eye on Earth solution, which provides European policy makers and citizens with online access to the EEA’s important environmental data on air and water quality. Based on the latest Microsoft cloud computing technology including Windows Azure, Eye on Earth takes the EEA’s data and visualizes it on Bing Maps. Windows Azure provided EEA with a scalable and flexible platform to meet the needs of the EEA along with Europe’s policy makers and citizens.

0 Time: 5:12

January 03, 2013

Views: 363

Peanut farmers near Bogor, Indonesia have benefited from a technology center set up by the Bogor Institute of Agriculture in partnership with Microsoft which has provided them with access to the internet for the first time. They learned best practices from other farmers and have doubled their profits within a year of switching to new farming techniques after accessing research from the technology center.

0 Time: 3:24

January 03, 2013

Views: 121

Bill Hilf, Microsoft’s UNHCR Council of Business Leaders representative, presenting from the UNHCR’s Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya shows how the Community Technology Access program can help improve refugee’s education and livelihoods through providing access to information and communication technology.

0 Time: 2:11

January 03, 2013

Views: 174

Bill Hilf, Microsoft’s UNHCR Council of Business Leaders representative, discusses Microsoft’s partnership with the UNHCR and several of the programs that have been jointly implemented across UNHCR refugee camps.

0 Time: 2:12

January 03, 2013

Views: 91

As part of Microsoft’s partnership with UNHCR, we are a founding member of UNHCR’s Council of Business Leaders; members include Microsoft, Nike, PricewaterhouseCoopers, WPP and Merck. On the first Council of Business Leaders Mission trip to Africa in 2006, executives from all of the member companies traveled for a week with UNHCR to learn firsthand about the issues facing UNHCR, host governments and refugees.

0 Time: 5:41

January 03, 2013

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As part of our public-private partnership with UNESCO they actively support the Microsoft Innovative Teachers Forums. In 2007 they co-sponsored the Asian event in Cambodia and hosted the EMEA event at their headquarters in Paris. Over 22,000 teachers applied for the Asia event, which included activities such as curriculum development in Angor Wat using Photsynth; and the award ceremony at the EMEA event was held at the Louvre.

0 Time: 5:11

January 03, 2013

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This is a one minute, quick paced video on the UNESCO-Microsoft PPP and we work together around the world to help apply ICT to transform education. This is perfect for presentation introductions given length and tempo.

0 Time: 1:32

January 03, 2013

Views: 61

Today migrant remittances are widely recognized as one of the broadest and most effective poverty alleviation programs in the world. Latin America and Caribbean region is the largest remittance market in the world, accounting for nearly 67 billion dollars, of which 75% is sent from the U.S. We take a closer look at this enormous untapped market.

0 Time: 4:28

January 03, 2013

Views: 78