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...
Win an Apple Watch by Helping Us Improve ICTworks!

Win an Apple Watch by Helping Us Improve ICTworks!

Published on: Apr 28 2015 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Today marks a special day for ICTworks for two reasons worth celebrating: Its our 6th birthday! Way back in April 2009, we started ICTworks in the hope that we could improve the way we all designed and deployed ICT solutions...
A Dark Side to Facebook Safety Check for the Nepal Earthquake?

A Dark Side to Facebook Safety Check for the Nepal Earthquake?

Published on: Apr 27 2015 by Wayan Vota - 27 Comments
Like many of you, I started to receive Facebook notices on Saturday telling me my friends in Nepal were “marked safe” on Facebook’s Nepal Earthquake Safety Check feature. Launched on the 3rd anniversary...
Is ICT4D Slowly Dying or Slowly Changing?

Is ICT4D Slowly Dying or Slowly Changing?

Published on: Apr 24 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Last year, James BonTempo, Director of ICT and Innovation at Johns Hopkins CCP wrote that ICT4D is slowly dying. ICT4D enthusiasts had a lot to say in response, provoking James to write a Part II follow up. The topic came...
New USAID Handbook: Digital Finance for Development

New USAID Handbook: Digital Finance for Development

Published on: Apr 22 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
The Digital Financial Services for Development Handbook was developed by USAID and FHI360 for use by USAID personnel to maximize the Agency’s use of and contribution to the growth of digital financial services in emerging...
4 Ways We Can Do More With Open Government Data

4 Ways We Can Do More With Open Government Data

Published on: Apr 21 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
I am Nancy McGuire Choi and I really enjoyed the recent “Do More With Data” event with State Department’s Foreign Assistance Resources office, the USAID Global Development Lab, and Modernizing Foreign Assistance...
8 Considerations for Better Mobile Learning Solutions for Women

8 Considerations for Better Mobile Learning Solutions for Women

Published on: Apr 17 2015 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
I was recently in Tanzania, working with the mobile operator Tigo to conduct participatory research with users of their Tigo Biashara service, which launched a few months ago. Tigo were awarded an Innovation Fund grant from...
You Are Invited to Participate and Present at ICTforAg on June 3rd

You Are Invited to Participate and Present at ICTforAg on June 3rd

Published on: Apr 15 2015 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
ICTforAg: New Technologies for Smallholder Farmer Value Chains is a 1-day conference that will bring together +150 thought leaders and decision makers in agriculture and technology from the international development community...
Please RSVP Now: Can Mobile Games Improve Development Outcomes in Southeast Asia?

Please RSVP Now: Can Mobile Games Improve Development Outcomes in Southeast Asia?

Published on: Apr 13 2015 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Look around most Southeast Asian cities, and you’ll soon notice one thing they all have in common: lots of people playing games on their mobile phones. But besides helping to distract during a long commute, can games...