60 Million Displaced People Need New Technology for Cash Transfers

60 Million Displaced People Need New Technology for Cash Transfers

Published on: Aug 28 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
There are more refugees and displaced people in the world now than ever before. Fortunately, a much-needed transformation is afoot among humanitarian agencies responding to these needs. Agencies including Oxfam, Mercy Corps...
Using Technology to Advance Human Rights in Kenya

Using Technology to Advance Human Rights in Kenya

Published on: Aug 26 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Joseph Kitaka, a resident of Yatta in Machakos County, Kenya, has always had an interest in defending human rights. His community is faced with numerous challenges, including gender-based violence, police brutality and many...
3 Approaches to Increase Local Ownership of Development Innovations

3 Approaches to Increase Local Ownership of Development Innovations

Published on: Aug 24 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
When it comes to innovation for development, success stems from local ownership. It’s not enough for organizations to introduce new, exciting solutions and technologies for agricultural problems. For long-term success,...
5 Insights for Better Mobile-First Web Solutions

5 Insights for Better Mobile-First Web Solutions

Published on: Aug 21 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
I’ve been producing and managing successful M4Dev services for 5 years now in my role as product & project manager at Every1Mobile, and along the way I’ve picked up some key insights that may seem obvious to a UX...
Get Your Degree in M&E Tech with TechChange

Get Your Degree in M&E Tech with TechChange

Published on: Aug 19 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Over the past five years of running more than 100 online courses, TechChange alumni and partner organizations alike have asked us to go beyond the four-week course model and add more services, activities, and interactions....
How Technology Can Revitalize the Worst Refugee Crisis of Our Time

How Technology Can Revitalize the Worst Refugee Crisis of Our Time

Published on: Aug 17 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Last year, the United Nations (UN) Refugee Agency reported that the number of refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced people worldwide exceeded 50 million people, the highest number reported since World War II....
Entrepreneurship is a Learning Process Not an App Contest

Entrepreneurship is a Learning Process Not an App Contest

Published on: Aug 14 2015 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
Every couple of months, a new mobile app contest pops up, promising young people the resources, mentorship, and network to create a software product that will transform their communities and the world. Of course this is...
You Are Invited to the 2015 Game Changers Summit

You Are Invited to the 2015 Game Changers Summit

Published on: Aug 12 2015 by Jana Melpolder - Leave a Comment
Are you looking to harness the power of ICTs in new ways in development? Do you have an inventive idea that you want to share with the greater ICT community? Do you want to meet global ICT4D leaders like Ken Banks, Pierre...
4 Tips on How to Engage Farmers Using Communication Technologies

4 Tips on How to Engage Farmers Using Communication Technologies

Published on: Aug 10 2015 by Denise Phelps - 1 Comment
The focus of the ICTforAg conference session, “The Five Sexy Tools for Food Tech” was an analysis of how to use some simple tech in an effective way. I learned some great tips on how to better utilize the Internet, SMS,...
If You Really Want to Scale ICT4D to Millions, Abandon Africa

If You Really Want to Scale ICT4D to Millions, Abandon Africa

Published on: Aug 07 2015 by Wayan Vota - 19 Comments
We all talk a good game about how we want to scale ICT4D programs. How we want to reach 100,000 or even +1 million constituents with our cool technology solutions. If that’s the true goal, and we’re honest about...