Dana Rawls is a writer and editor for Solutions Journal, with almost 20 years of previous media and communications experience. She has worked in the United States, Iraq, and is now a staff member at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. A graduate of the University of Georgia and Georgetown University, Dana is constantly exploring ways to combine her two passions, media and international development, and is currently writing about the many ways that Information and Communication Technologies can be used to spur economic and social development on a global scale.

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The newly minted UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were released with much fanfare at the United Nations at the end of September. Among its many aims, the 17 goals seek to improve the quality of global education, reduce inequality, and take action on climate change with a seemingly endless arsenal of weapons: from public awareness […]

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Communication technologies allow users to keep in touch with events occurring in far flung places of the world, no matter where they are. Now one country is using these same technologies to strengthen families and protect the most vulnerable among them. In Sri Lanka, SOS Children’s Villages, a children’s charity operating in over …

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