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Linda Raftree

Linda Raftree

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Linda Raftree has worked at the intersection of community development, participatory media and information and communication technologies (ICT) since 1994. She advises Plan International USA on innovation, transparency and strategy and the Rockefeller Foundation on the use of ICTs in monitoring and evaluation. Other areas of interest include the role of emerging technologies in enhancing urban resilience and the ethics surrounding ICTs and the collection of data from vulnerable populations. Linda co-founded Kurante Consulting and has conducted research on adolescent girls and ICTs for UNICEF, the role of ICTs in child/youth migration for Plan and the Oak Foundation, and the use of mobile technologies in youth workforce development for the mEducation Alliance. She serves on the boards of SIMLab (creators of FrontlineSMS) and the International Center for Advocates against Discrimination. Linda is co-founder of Regarding Humanity, an initiative working to promote more dignified narratives about the poor in the media and in non-profit marketing and campaigning. She coordinates Technology Salons in New York City, writes ‘Wait… What?’ a blog about new technology and community development, and tweets at @meowtree