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7Jul, 2016
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Forbes India: “Solving for India”

By |July 7th, 2016|

iMerit was named one of the five startups tackling social problems in India. Take a peak at what Forbes India had to say below, and read the whole article here. Ask any Nasscom company if they’d hire an underprivileged person, the answer is likely to be “well, they don’t have engineering degrees” or even a college degree, she says. iMerit wants to prove that, given the right training, even these [...]

16May, 2016
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Today: Biggest Tech for Development Conference

By |May 16th, 2016|

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are a key goal for reaching the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and empowering communities around the world. Starting today, leaders from tech, private industry, government and the development sector are going together to explore ways to harness cutting-edge information technology to help the world's most marginalized communities at the 8th annual Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D) conference. We are thrilled to be [...]

4May, 2016
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Meet the Data Experts: In Conversation

By |May 4th, 2016|

Last week, we introduced four of iMerit Metiabruz's data experts. This week, we delve deeper in to their stories, and get a glimpse of iMerit from their eyes. How did you first become interested in iMerit? Rukhsar: I would always notice how happy my cousin was after a shift working at iMerit, so I thought to myself, “Why don’t I give it a try?” Hearing about her experience with her friendly [...]

26Apr, 2016
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Meet the Data Experts

By |April 26th, 2016|

  iMerit’s Metiabruz center has no shortage of drive n and talented young women redefining the role of women in their community, and blazing a trail as iMerit's resident data experts. Four of these women take part in the Advanced Leadership Communication Training, led by Senior Communications Trainer Anita Chakrabarti. These four women – clockwise from top left, Zaheda,  Arfana, Rukhsar, and Mushtari  – are leaders among their peers, examples [...]

14Apr, 2016
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Is Skill Training the Key to Digital Inclusion?

By |April 14th, 2016|

New technologies, more inclusion It feels as if new and diverse technologies are continually arising (and in some cases disappearing). In some parts of the world, new technology brings excitement and an easier way of life. In others, new technologies might leave out entire communities. Rural and suburban areas of developing countries, which often have minimal infrastructure and resources, often make up these excluded populations. However, that needn’t be the [...]

6Apr, 2016
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How Did We Get to the Self-Driving Car?

By |April 6th, 2016|

In 1885 Karl Benz invented the first true automobile. Later that year, he took it out for the first public test drive and crashed it into a wall. Since then, for the last 130 years engineers have been working to make the car stronger and safer, adding added seat belts, air bags,  better brakes, and more. Now, we are ready to make the car smarter. Experiments on automating cars have [...]