Confessions of an ICT4D Advisor: I Hate Technology.

Confessions of an ICT4D Advisor: I Hate Technology.

Published on: Jan 28 2015 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
The jig is up: I hate technology. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve cursed at an airline check-in kiosk because my battered passport won’t scan properly or the new “e-visa” system has frozen in the midst...
How To Beautifully Visualize M&E Results in Microsoft Excel

How To Beautifully Visualize M&E Results in Microsoft Excel

Published on: Jan 26 2015 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Excel gets a bad rap for data visualization. I get it. I can barely stand to look at these ugly charts. Can you imagine sending a client something like this? To be honest, I can barely see the patterns that are supposed...
7 Aspirations for Better ICT4D in 2015

7 Aspirations for Better ICT4D in 2015

Published on: Jan 23 2015 by Linda Raftree - 1 Comment
Technology Salon NYC had another banner year of great discussions. To cap it off and start the 2015 series of events, we had a unique Salon. We shared our hopes and fears for 2015, with three amazing lead discussants to...
Partnership Expands ICT Support for Ebola Fight in West Africa

Partnership Expands ICT Support for Ebola Fight in West Africa

Published on: Jan 22 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — NetHope, a consortium of 42 leading international humanitarian organizations, announced today a partnership with Facebook, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Cisco,...
Why Good Geo-Mapping is Worth a Thousand Words

Why Good Geo-Mapping is Worth a Thousand Words

Published on: Jan 19 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
There’s no denying the importance of having the right information and data when it comes to planning, informing, analyzing, and monitoring and evaluating. How that information is displayed can have a surprising influence...
Free USAID Course: How To Use Mobile Data Solutions for Better Development Outcomes

Free USAID Course: How To Use Mobile Data Solutions for Better Development Outcomes

Published on: Jan 16 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Leading global development organizations are just beginning to utilize mobile technologies to improve the efficiency and quality of the data they collect, manage, analyze, and share. However, there is so much more the international...
Remote Sensing: Welcome to the New Data-Enhanced Era of M&E Tech

Remote Sensing: Welcome to the New Data-Enhanced Era of M&E Tech

Published on: Jan 14 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Demonstrating impact has become an important focus in international development. Yet, how to accurately capture this impact is a challenge many organizations are grappling with. In fact, many rely on twentieth-century data...
Gender-Violence 2.0: The Digital Safety Gap for Women

Gender-Violence 2.0: The Digital Safety Gap for Women

Published on: Jan 12 2015 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Technology not only has the power to connect people, but also the power to reinforce and disseminate social and cultural structures and help normalize gender roles. The technology revolution has brought new types of gender-based...
How To Ethically Use Drones in International Development?

How To Ethically Use Drones in International Development?

Published on: Jan 09 2015 by Denise Phelps - Leave a Comment
Drones use in humanitarian and international development projects are controversial. Reflecting this reality, the recently released UN policy brief cautions practitioners to consider the potential ramifications of their...
Hey Google: Forget Smart Cars,  Think Smart Matatus for Kenya

Hey Google: Forget Smart Cars, Think Smart Matatus for Kenya

Published on: Jan 07 2015 by Wayan Vota - 9 Comments
Recently at a Red Cross resilience event in Nairobi, we explored several new and emerging technologies for development, including smart cars.  While that didn’t resonate with many Kenyans,  the idea of a Smart Matatu...