• Season 5, Episode 11 - Tapping into Sustainable Water Solutions with Well Aware
    Apr 18 2024

    Welcome to the latest episode of Igniting Change, where we dive into the transformative journey of Sarah Evans, from securities law to the forefront of water sustainability in East Africa through her non-profit organisation, Well Aware. In this episode, we cover a wide range of topics, including the global water crisis, non-profit funding challenges, innovative fundraising, and the role of technology in ensuring water project sustainability. Tune in and ignite change with us!

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    45 mins
  • Season 5, Episode 10 - Bridging Activism and Innovation with Relate
    Apr 11 2024

    In this episode of Igniting Change, we're joined by Sarah Berry, Director of Marketing at Relate, to discuss her unique career journey and how she's utilising technology to promote social change within the charity sector. From career aspirations of bubble-blowing as a five-year-old, to the realisation of technology's potential in activism, Sarah shares her story and Relate's innovative AI projects aimed at supporting personal relationships. She takes us through her 'pre-mortem' strategy, an innovative approach to foreseeing potential roadblocks and strategising solutions before they even occur.

    When it comes to AI, the road to implementation is rarely without its bumps - join us for a transparent and insightful conversation!

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    43 mins
  • Season 5, Episode 9 - Empathy and Code Crafting a Better Future in Global Development with Oxfam
    Apr 4 2024

    Tune into the latest episode of Igniting Change to follow the inspirational journey of Elizabeth Shaughnessy, who went from the world of English Literature into the heart of digital innovation at Oxfam.

    This episode is not just a story; it's an adventure that explores the pivotal role of digital tools in amplifying the voices of those on the margins and tackling the digital divide head-on. Get ready to be inspired, informed, and challenged to think differently about the digital world's role in humanitarian work. Listen now and join the conversation at the crossroads of innovation and ethics, where every byte and pixel has the power to make a difference.

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    56 mins
  • Season 5, Episode 8 - Tech, Human Rights, and the Ethical Challenges of AI: A Conversation with Amnesty International
    Mar 28 2024

    Join us for a fascinating chat with Michael Kleinman from Amnesty International USA, where we dive into the heart of tech's role in human rights. We'll tackle everything from the dark side of spyware to the battle over online freedom, and shine a light on the digital warriors fighting for a fairer world. Michael also gives us the lowdown on AI's double-edged sword and the hopeful horizon of regulations and grassroots power-ups. If you're keen on seeing how small teams can make huge waves and turn tech into a force for good, you won't want to miss this episode. It's all about making complex issues friendly, understandable, and most importantly, actionable. Let's ignite change together!

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    47 mins
  • Season 5, Episode 7 - Project Groundwater: Environmental Protection through Radical Innovation
    Mar 21 2024

    Join us this week on Igniting Change we chat with hydrologist Jonathan Mackay from the British Geological Survey and Jed Ramsay from Project Groundwater, about the complexities and challenges of groundwater flooding and its management in the wake of climate change. Jon's expertise in forecasting water-related events pairs with Jed's hands-on experience with Project Groundwater, revealing the urgent need for advanced modelling and community-centric strategies to fight the often-overlooked issue of groundwater-induced floods.

    Listen in as they share the pivotal role of geoscience in predicting and preparing for environmental changes that threaten our communities…

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    38 mins
  • Season 5, Episode 6 - AI in Disaster Risk Reduction: Enhancing Preparedness and Resilience with Mayleen Cabral @UNDRR
    Mar 14 2024

    Explore the transformative power of artificial intelligence (AI) in disaster management in our latest episode of Igniting Change. We're joined by Mayleen Cabral from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction to dive deep into how AI is reshaping everything from emergency preparedness to recovery efforts.

    Witness firsthand the game-changing role of AI in improving risk assessments and utilising geospatial data during crises. Our discussion with Mayleen will uncover the latest in humanitarian mapping projects, shed light on forthcoming reports on tech's role in disaster mitigation, and highlight essential resources for expanding your knowledge. Don't miss out on learning about AI's pivotal role in boosting global disaster resilience and response. Tune in now!

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    40 mins
  • Season 5, Episode 5 - The Front Line of Gender Equality in the Internet Era with Oxfam - IWD Special
    Mar 8 2024

    Welcome to our conversation with Amina Hersi, Head of Gender Rights and Justice at Oxfam International, as we explore the landscape of the feminist movement in digital spaces. As we celebrate International Women's Day, Amina sheds light on the tightening grip on digital and civic freedoms that activists are experiencing. Join us to learn about the intersection of human rights and digital rights and the vital role solidarity plays in keeping the flames of motivation and change burning.

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    50 mins
  • Season 5, Episode 4 - Female Pioneers Transforming HealthTech - IWD Special with Planned Parenthood
    Mar 6 2024

    Could the future of tech look brighter, more diverse, and more impactful with women at the helm? Our special guest, Nicole Levitz, Senior Director of Digital Health Interventions and Insights at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, joins the Igniting Change podcast to talk with Puff all about the transformative power of women in the technology sector. As we are celebrating International Women's Day this week, Nicole shares her unexpected venture into digital health technology and advocates for a future where diversity is the norm, not the exception.

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    37 mins