Should International Businesses Be Cautious of the Cloud’s Security?

Should International Businesses Be Cautious of the Cloud’s Security?

Published on: Oct 17 2014 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
In today’s technological age it’s rare to meet someone that doesn’t have an opinion on the cloud and its various applications in both the consumer and business worlds. While there are risks associated with...
Hey ICT4D, It Is Time We Take Fun Seriously

Hey ICT4D, It Is Time We Take Fun Seriously

Published on: Oct 15 2014 by Kristen Roggemann - Leave a Comment
Five million mobile value-added service subscribers in three months. 25,000 hours of user engagement daily.  All in remote villages in Bihar, one of the most marginalized states in India. What drives these extraordinary...
How Tech Can Turn a Community Into a Global Village

How Tech Can Turn a Community Into a Global Village

Published on: Oct 13 2014 by Craig Newmark - Leave a Comment
Folks, I received a really good letter from the Organic Health Response‘s IT Coordinator, Brian Mattah. He wrote about his experience with technology on Mfangano Island: I am Brian Mattah, a native of Mfangano...
Top 4 Ways ICTs Can Help Defeat the Ebola Crisis

Top 4 Ways ICTs Can Help Defeat the Ebola Crisis

Published on: Oct 10 2014 by Jana Melpolder - 1 Comment
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is increasingly becoming an international crisis. Recently the World Health Organization counted 5,843 cases of Ebola patients and 2,811 deaths. Even more tragic, the number deaths occurring...
KYC: The Secret to Successful Negotiations with Mobile Network Operators

KYC: The Secret to Successful Negotiations with Mobile Network Operators

Published on: Oct 08 2014 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
NGOs and social service organizations are increasingly turning to mobile technology as a tool for designing and delivering services to the poor, whether in health, education or any other sector. And of course a major element...
Why Does Your Fundraising Team Have the Best Data Analysis?

Why Does Your Fundraising Team Have the Best Data Analysis?

Published on: Oct 06 2014 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
During M&E Tech DC, we talked often about the need for program staff to have access to better program performance data and analyze it more often. That usually lead into a discussion about how hard it is to get “real-time”...
Get Your Dream ICT4D Job

Get Your Dream ICT4D Job

Published on: Oct 06 2014 by Jana Melpolder - Leave a Comment
Are you looking to join the ICT4D field? Or finding another exciting job in ICT that would take you overseas? Here are a few job openings to consider, and be sure to sign up for the e-newsletter from ICTworks’ co-founder...
Monitoring and Evaluation vs. Good Management in Development

Monitoring and Evaluation vs. Good Management in Development

Published on: Oct 03 2014 by Guest Writer - 8 Comments
Last week, I was at the M&E Tech conference in Washington, DC. It was two days of discussion on how to better use technology for monitoring and evaluation of development projects, and how to monitor and evaluate the...
The Emerging Opportunities for M&E in a Tech-Enabled World

The Emerging Opportunities for M&E in a Tech-Enabled World

Published on: Sep 29 2014 by Linda Raftree - Leave a Comment
The past few years have seen dramatic advances in the use of hand-held devices (phones and tablets) for program monitoring and for survey data collection. Progress has been slower with respect to the application of ICT-enabled...
Drones for Good: Tracking Climate Change with UAVs

Drones for Good: Tracking Climate Change with UAVs

Published on: Sep 26 2014 by Maria Andersen - Leave a Comment
Sadly, developing countries are some of the largest emitters of global pollution. Yet for the poor, the emission of pollutants, and their detrimental effects on the environment, is not usually an overriding concern. The...