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Could OER Improve Community Health Worker Training?

Could OER Improve Community Health Worker Training?

Published on: Jun 24 2015 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Billions of dollars are being invested in finding solutions to Africa’s most pressing health needs. In particular there is a focus on the role of frontline health...
Please RSVP Now for ICT4D Principle 9: Be Collaborative

Please RSVP Now for ICT4D Principle 9: Be Collaborative

Published on: Jun 16 2015 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
FHI 360 and USAID invite you to RSVP now for ICT4D Principle 9: Be Collaborative to join your colleagues and peers thinking about the new digital development principles...
What Should We Be Teaching ICT4D Students?

What Should We Be Teaching ICT4D Students?

Published on: Jun 11 2015 by Wayan Vota - 21 Comments
Every year, waves of excited young professionals graduate with university degrees in international development and become our colleagues and co-workers. I would...
New USAID Handbook: How to Implement Electronic Payments in Development Programs

New USAID Handbook: How to Implement Electronic Payments in Development Programs

Published on: Jun 03 2015 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Have you read the USAID Procurement Executive Bulletin NO. 2014-06 that promotes the use of electronic payments at the procurement/assistance planning and award...
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 - 5 Comments
Two new Pew Research Center studies are very enlightening around the American public’s perception of privacy, security, and surveillance. While both reports...
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...
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...
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...
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 - 28 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...
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...