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...
Missed Opportunities in Using Tech to Fight Violence Against Women

Missed Opportunities in Using Tech to Fight Violence Against Women

Published on: Aug 05 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Technology is a key piece in preventing and ending violence against women. As the number of women with access to the Internet and Internet-enabled devices increases, so does the potential for social impact of “tech for...
Why Agriculture Traceability Matters to Companies, Consumers and Communities

Why Agriculture Traceability Matters to Companies, Consumers and Communities

Published on: Aug 03 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Traceability is the key to buyer confidence and transparent relationships with smallholders to achieve global food security. During June’s ICTforAg conference, I set out to provide audience members with a glimpse into...