Please RSVP Now: USAID Digital Development West Africa Forum

Please RSVP Now: USAID Digital Development West Africa Forum

Published on: Dec 18 2014 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
USAID and FHI 360 are proud to invite you to RSVP for the first Digital Development Forum on Monday, January 26, 2015 in Accra, Ghana. This one-day event will set the ICT4D agenda for 2015 – celebrating the progress...
Fail Festival 2014: Failure Happens and Flowers Grow From It

Fail Festival 2014: Failure Happens and Flowers Grow From It

Published on: Dec 15 2014 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
At a typical development meeting, the person responsible for an epic fail would slip into a trapdoor and be consumed by sharks with freakin’ lasers. Yet at Fail Festival 2014, work-related failures from the spectacular...
To Build or Buy or Both? That is the M&E Technology Systems Question!

To Build or Buy or Both? That is the M&E Technology Systems Question!

Published on: Dec 12 2014 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
At M&E Tech in DC and NYC, we heard from development professionals who were struggling with the question on how to build an organization-wide technology-enabled system for collecting, storing and analyzing M&E data....
Please RSVP Now: How to Be Data Driven – ICT4D Principle 5

Please RSVP Now: How to Be Data Driven – ICT4D Principle 5

Published on: Dec 10 2014 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
On Tuesday, December 16th from 8:30am-12:30pm, Abt Associates will be hosting an interactive session on the fifth Principle for Digital Development, Be Data Driven. Please RSVP now to join us, either in person or online. This...
Will Google and Facebook Drive the Drone Agenda in International Development?

Will Google and Facebook Drive the Drone Agenda in International Development?

Published on: Dec 09 2014 by Denise Phelps - Leave a Comment
Working in ICT4D, you are reminded again and again that there is no “magic bullet” of development. Yet as each new technology emerges there is a flood of programs designed around it. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are...
Which Are More Useless: Hackathons or App Contests?

Which Are More Useless: Hackathons or App Contests?

Published on: Dec 08 2014 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Not a week goes by without an invitation to participate in a hackathon, or the announcement of yet another app contest. Yet, what is the actual impact of either? After a long debate on Facebook, I still see both are often...
Top Highlights from the #ICTchat Twitter Discussion on Digital Payments

Top Highlights from the #ICTchat Twitter Discussion on Digital Payments

Published on: Dec 05 2014 by Jana Melpolder - Leave a Comment
Yesterday’s #ICTchat Twitter Chat was a huge success! Our #ICTchat hashtag brought in over 2.5 million impressions on Twitter with 839 tweets and 135 contributors. Our participants were from The United States, Uganda, and...
Twitter Chat TODAY #ICTchat – Digital Payments in Developing Countries

Twitter Chat TODAY #ICTchat – Digital Payments in Developing Countries

Published on: Dec 04 2014 by Jana Melpolder - Leave a Comment
Safety and transparency are very important issues when it comes to sending and receiving digital payments within developing countries. Join us on TODAY at 12 noon Eastern time using the #ICTchat hashtag to debate the...
How Will You Be Compliant with USAID Open Data Policy ADS 579?

How Will You Be Compliant with USAID Open Data Policy ADS 579?

Published on: Dec 02 2014 by Siobhan Green - Leave a Comment
USAID published their Open Data policy, ADS 579, and have begun including language in all contracts and cooperative agreements after October 1, 2014 to require partners to abide by the policy. There have been many more questions...
Please RSVP Now: Mobiles for Development Forum Asia 2015

Please RSVP Now: Mobiles for Development Forum Asia 2015

Published on: Dec 01 2014 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
More than 4 in 10 people in Asia own a mobile phone. If you are not already using mobiles in your programming as a development practitioner, you are missing substantial opportunity to reach people. The reality of using mobiles...