Connecting people around the globe in real time through a video conferencing platform

Connecting people around the globe in real time through a video conferencing platform

  • Overview

    Vision / description

    We are offering the Discuss.io platform to UN agencies and partners which will allow them to meet in real time across the world, from different locations.

    Using the internet, they can connect to learn from others, share ideas and discuss solutions. The platform comes with technical support for each meeting to keep discussions flowing. We have a network of reliable internet locations, including Asia, Middle East, South East Asia and Africa. The platform allows connection without the need to travel as all that is required is a PC and internet connection. This not only saves on time but can significantly reduce air miles and corresponding carbon footprint.

    Project objectives

    Discuss.io provides on-demand qualitative consumer depth interviews and focus groups using webcams. We connect researchers to millions of consumers in more than 60 countries right from their laptop. Qualitative interviews can be used to help researchers to understand the depth of and reasons behind problems. During qualitative interviews, participants can share their perspectives and concerns about their surroundings. For example, when tackling the topic of education in the Philippines (determined to be a significant issue), researchers found a multitude of reasons that could be keeping children from attending school. In order to combat this phenomenon, participants offered solutions that they felt might alleviate the root cause. In one example, they suggested providing clinics within the schools themselves in order to improve both school attendance and children’s access to basic healthcare, thereby addressing two key concerns. By combining research methods, researchers were able to provide a tiered analysis and explanation of the key issues. Discuss.io allows researchers to connect without the need to travel saving air miles, time and providing access to often difficult to access locations.

    Project URL

    http://www.discuss.io

    Sustainable Development Goals

    3. Good health and well-being; 4. Quality education; 5. Gender equality; 6. Clean water and sanitation; 10. Reduced inequalities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action

    Partnership types of interest

    Provision of services / personnel

    Regions / countries / territories

    Africa: 54 countries

    • Angola
    • Benin
    • Botswana
    • Burkina Faso
    • Burundi
    • Cameroon
    • Canary Islands
    • Cape Verde
    • Central African Republic
    • Chad
    • Comoros
    • Congo
    • Congo (Democratic Republic of the)
    • Cote d'Ivoire
    • Djibouti
    • Equatorial Guinea
    • Eritrea
    • Ethiopia
    • Gabon
    • Gambia
    • Ghana
    • Guinea
    • Guinea-Bissau
    • Kenya
    • Lesotho
    • Liberia
    • Madagascar
    • Malawi
    • Mali
    • Mauritania
    • Mauritius
    • Mayotte (France)
    • Mozambique
    • Namibia
    • Niger
    • Nigeria
    • Reunion (France)
    • Rwanda
    • Saint Helena
    • Sao Tome and Principe
    • Senegal
    • Seychelles
    • Sierra Leone
    • Somalia
    • South Africa
    • South Sudan (Republic of)
    • Sudan
    • Swaziland
    • Togo
    • Uganda
    • United Republic of Tanzania
    • Western Sahara
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

    Americas: 53 countries

    • Anguilla
    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Argentina
    • Aruba
    • Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Belize
    • Bermuda
    • Bolivia
    • Brazil
    • Canada
    • Cayman Islands
    • Chile
    • Colombia
    • Costa Rica
    • Cuba
    • Dominica
    • Dominican Republic
    • Easter Island (Chile)
    • Ecuador
    • El Salvador
    • Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
    • French Guiana
    • Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
    • Greenland
    • Grenada
    • Guadeloupe (France)
    • Guatemala
    • Guyana
    • Haiti
    • Honduras
    • Jamaica
    • Martinique
    • Mexico
    • Montserrat
    • Netherlands Antilles
    • Nicaragua
    • Panama
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Puerto Rico
    • Saint Kitts and Nevis
    • Saint Lucia
    • Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France)
    • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    • Suriname
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Turks and Caicos Islands
    • United States
    • Uruguay
    • Venezuela
    • Virgin Islands (British)
    • Virgin Islands (United States)

    Asia: 40 countries

    • Afghanistan
    • Armenia
    • Azerbaijan
    • Bangladesh
    • Bhutan
    • Brunei Darussalam
    • Cambodia
    • China
    • China - Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region)
    • China - Macau (Special Administrative Region)
    • China - Taiwan Province
    • Christmas Island
    • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
    • Cyprus
    • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
    • French Southern and Antarctic Lands
    • Georgia
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Japan
    • Kazakhstan
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Lao People's Democratic Republic
    • Malaysia
    • Maldives
    • Mongolia
    • Myanmar
    • Nepal
    • Pakistan
    • Philippines
    • Republic of Korea
    • Singapore
    • Sri Lanka
    • Tajikistan
    • Thailand
    • Timor Leste
    • Turkey
    • Turkmenistan
    • Uzbekistan
    • Vietnam

    Europe: 52 countries

    • Aland Islands (Finland)
    • Albania
    • Andorra
    • Austria
    • Azores
    • Belarus
    • Belgium
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Bulgaria
    • Channel Islands
    • Croatia
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Faeroe Islands
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Gibraltar
    • Greece
    • Holy See
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • Ireland
    • Isle of Man
    • Italy
    • Latvia
    • Liechtenstein
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Madeira (Portugal)
    • Malta
    • Monaco
    • Montenegro
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Republic of Moldova
    • Romania
    • Russian Federation
    • San Marino
    • Serbia
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Spain
    • Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (Norway)
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
    • Ukraine
    • United Kingdom

    Middle East: 19 countries

    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • Egypt
    • Iran
    • Iraq
    • Israel
    • Jordan
    • Kuwait
    • Lebanon
    • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
    • Morocco
    • Oman
    • Qatar
    • Saudi Arabia
    • State of Palestine
    • Syrian Arab Republic
    • Tunisia
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Yemen

    Oceania: 26 countries

    • American Samoa
    • Australia
    • Cook Islands
    • Fiji
    • French Polynesia
    • Guam
    • Heard and McDonald Islands
    • Kiribati
    • Marshall Islands
    • Micronesia (Federated States of)
    • Nauru
    • New Caledonia
    • New Zealand
    • Niue
    • Norfolk Island
    • Northern Mariana Islands
    • Palau
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Pitcairn
    • Samoa
    • Solomon Islands
    • Tokelau
    • Tonga
    • Tuvalu
    • Vanuatu
    • Wallis and Futuna Islands

    Detailed location

    Seattle, Washington, US

    Issue areas

    Climate Change; Education; Food and Agriculture; Gender Equality; Health; Peace; Water and Sanitation; Women's Empowerment

    Partners

    Preferred partner organisation(s)

    Academic; Company; Foundation; Small or Medium-sized Enterprise; Social Enterprise; UN Entity