Should Indonesia be Teaching ICT in Schools?

Should Indonesia be Teaching ICT in Schools?

Published on: Apr 14 2014 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
This is cross-posted from Discover.ISIF.Asia a new website looking at ICT use in Asia and the Pacific. Subscribe by email to get more posts like this. Did you know that Indonesia launched a new curriculum last year that...
Why Do RCT in ICT4D When You Can A/B Test?

Why Do RCT in ICT4D When You Can A/B Test?

Published on: Apr 11 2014 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
Recently, D. Jerome Martin tweeted that he was happy that 50% of USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures grantees were conducting randomized control trials in their interventions. He felt it was a move in the right...
How Indonesians Are Using ICT and Social Media for Disaster Management

How Indonesians Are Using ICT and Social Media for Disaster Management

Published on: Apr 09 2014 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
This is cross-posted from Discover.ISIF.Asia a new website looking at ICT use in Asia and the Pacific. Subscribe by email to get more posts like this. Indonesia’s Internet penetration isn’t impressive –...
9 Criteria to Evaluate an Existing Software Code Base

9 Criteria to Evaluate an Existing Software Code Base

Published on: Apr 07 2014 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
One of the services Sonjara offers is a Technology Evaluation. Usually a client has inherited an existing website or application and they need an independent evaluation of what state it is in and what they should do next....
Technology Salon: How Are We Making Affordable Broadband Internet Access a Reality?

Technology Salon: How Are We Making Affordable Broadband Internet Access a Reality?

Published on: Apr 04 2014 by Aaron Mason - Leave a Comment
San Francisco Technology Salon: RSVP Now to Attend April 17 We all know that broadband connectivity is an accelerant for social and economic development. The last year has seen an explosion of projects focused on bringing...
Dear USAID: What Were You Thinking With Cuban Twitter?

Dear USAID: What Were You Thinking With Cuban Twitter?

Published on: Apr 04 2014 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Imagine the scene: a stale conference room off Barcelona’s lively La Rambla, an assortment of techies, government bureaucrats, and development contractors seated around a table, and on the whiteboard, a simple question:...
Introducing Inveneo’s Solar-Powered WiFi Hat Initiative: The WiHat

Introducing Inveneo’s Solar-Powered WiFi Hat Initiative: The WiHat

Published on: Apr 01 2014 by Andris Bjornson - 2 Comments
In an effort to increase the reach of existing networks and contribute to efforts to connect the next billion Internet users, Inveneo has come up with a simple principle to guide development of their next big idea in wireless: ...
Which Are Better: Open Source or Proprietary Twitter Hashtags? #FOShashtags

Which Are Better: Open Source or Proprietary Twitter Hashtags? #FOShashtags

Published on: Apr 01 2014 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Hashtags are the communication currency on Twitter, and since their introduction into the #ICT4D community by @Kiwanja, the father of modern ICT4D, they’ve been freely created and shared as Open Source technology....
The Best Practices in the Use of ICTs in Development Are…

The Best Practices in the Use of ICTs in Development Are…

Published on: Mar 28 2014 by Jana Melpolder - Leave a Comment
How are advances in communications technologies driving transformational change in development? United Methodist Communications recently published a discussion paper to help answer this question and to give ICT practitioners...
How Can We Give Women Equal Access to the Internet? Enter the Writing Contest!

How Can We Give Women Equal Access to the Internet? Enter the Writing Contest!

Published on: Mar 26 2014 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
World Pulse is honored to announce the inaugural Lynn Syms Prize in partnership with sculptor and philanthropist Lynn Syms. In 2014, the prize will be awarded to an outstanding grassroots woman and visionary voice using...