The Number 1 Reason Why You Do Not Encrypt Email

The Number 1 Reason Why You Do Not Encrypt Email

Published on: May 22 2015 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Two new Pew Research Center studies are very enlightening around the American public’s perception of privacy, security, and surveillance. While both reports are worth a read, there are two contradictory statements...
A 6 Step Guide to Platforms in International Development

A 6 Step Guide to Platforms in International Development

Published on: May 20 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Platform seems to be one of the biggest buzzwords in the field of international development these days. Popping up worldwide, platforms bring opportunities, challenges and questions with them. The biggest of all being: what...
Are You Ready for the BRINE Transformation in International Development?

Are You Ready for the BRINE Transformation in International Development?

Published on: May 18 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
At the first-ever USAID Symposium on Future Development Challenges, Dr. Linton Wells II highlighted the importance of the fast- changing trends in biotechnology, robotics, information sciences, nano-technology, and energy...
Key Success Factors for ICT4D Solutions for Base of the Pyramid Consumers

Key Success Factors for ICT4D Solutions for Base of the Pyramid Consumers

Published on: May 15 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Over the past decade, many organizations have leveraged newly available broadband to set up sustainable projects that better include the base of the pyramid (BOP) in economic value chains as clients, producers, or employees.
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How Women Benefit from Mobile Money Cash Transfer Programs for Disaster Response

How Women Benefit from Mobile Money Cash Transfer Programs for Disaster Response

Published on: May 13 2015 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
With the Nepal Earthquake response in full swing, humanitarian relief organizations will be using cash as a form of humanitarian assistance, either as an alternative to, or in conjunction with, the provision of food or other...
5 Unanswered Questions on Expanding Digital Economies in Developing Countries

5 Unanswered Questions on Expanding Digital Economies in Developing Countries

Published on: May 11 2015 by Denise Phelps - Leave a Comment
Recently, the Technology Salon in Washington DC asked if Digital Economies Will Empower or Enslave the Next 4 Billion Mobile Users? While there was a general recognition of the lack of digital literacy, and the disadvantages...
4 Questions for Internet.org as Internet for the Poor

4 Questions for Internet.org as Internet for the Poor

Published on: May 08 2015 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Approximately 80% of the world’s population lives in areas already covered by 2G or 3G networks. The coverage is mostly urban, with the basic infrastructure already constructed by mobile service providers. So in these...
How ICT Can Have Socioeconomic Impact on Base of the Pyramid Consumers

How ICT Can Have Socioeconomic Impact on Base of the Pyramid Consumers

Published on: May 06 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
ICT has long been talked about as a lever that would enable developing countries – and particularly the least developed ones – to take “shortcuts” to development by using the latest generation of...
Solar Lighting PAYG Systems Are Illuminating Southern Africa Opportunities

Solar Lighting PAYG Systems Are Illuminating Southern Africa Opportunities

Published on: May 04 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
The need for light is high across the African continent, where approximately 70% of households are off-grid and 64% of its imported oil is destined for 19th century kerosene and paraffin lighting. Although the demand is...
4 Questions to Ask Before Digitally Volunteering for the Nepal Earthquake Response

4 Questions to Ask Before Digitally Volunteering for the Nepal Earthquake Response

Published on: May 01 2015 by Wayan Vota - 10 Comments
In the aftermath of the Nepal Earthquake, we all want to help the people of Nepal recover and rebuild. Giving money to vetted organizations that are working on the ground is a great way to help. But many of us, called by...