About the Task Force

The New Media Task Force’s mission is to increase student knowledge of how technology influences international development and to expand opportunities for students within the information and communication technology (ICTs) for development space.

Through projects, panels, and events, we aim to create a community around new media for development and promote practical research and internship opportunities for SIPA students. Additionally, the New Media Task Force supports SIPA curriculum development around technology for development. Our students and alumni work globally with organizations such as The Earth Institute, UNICEF, OCHA, Ushahidi, and UNDP. One of our primary activities is crisis mapping, an international effort to respond to disasters around the globe, and our volunteers provide essential information within the first few essential days following a disaster.