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Please RSVP Now: How Can ICT Improve Disaster Response?

Please RSVP Now: How Can ICT Improve Disaster Response?

Published on: Jul 28 2014 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Natural and man-made disasters are affecting more people more often and at more cost than ever before. By rethinking how aid agencies work and communicate with...
Please RSVP Now: What is the Future of ICT in Myanmar?

Please RSVP Now: What is the Future of ICT in Myanmar?

Published on: Jul 20 2014 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Myanmar is rushing headlong into the future. Technology restrictions are ending, mobile operators are rolling out services, and 60 million Burmese are about to...
Please RSVP: What Can We Learn From ICT4Education Evidence?

Please RSVP: What Can We Learn From ICT4Education Evidence?

Published on: Jul 17 2014 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
July 25 Tech Salon London – RSVP Now In August, the Department for International Development (DFID) will publish a new evidence paper exploring the relationship...
How to Stop Facebook Hate Speech in Myanmar?

How to Stop Facebook Hate Speech in Myanmar?

Published on: Jun 30 2014 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Myanmar will be going online fast in the next 2 years. Right now it has the same mobile phone usage as North Korea, Eritrea, and Cuba – less than 10% –...
Submit Your Presentation Idea for the Global mHealth Forum by this Friday

Submit Your Presentation Idea for the Global mHealth Forum by this Friday

Published on: Jun 23 2014 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Are you a mHealth practitioner? Do you want to showcase your innovations in mobiles and global health? Then submit your presentation ideas for the Global mHealth...
4 Reasons Why MTN’s $235,000 Internet Bus is Reinventing a Flat ICT4D Tire

4 Reasons Why MTN’s $235,000 Internet Bus is Reinventing a Flat ICT4D Tire

Published on: Jun 20 2014 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
TechMoran reports that MTN Uganda has spent $235,000(!) on an “Internet bus,” a mobile telecentre where a computer lab is installed in a bus to be driven...
News Flash: Facebook and Games Are Actually Useful!

News Flash: Facebook and Games Are Actually Useful!

Published on: Jun 09 2014 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
How many times have you heard schoolteachers or community officials bemoan how much time youth are “wasting” on social media like Facebook, or playing...
Please RSVP Now: How Can mEmployment Improve Youth Opportunities in Africa?

Please RSVP Now: How Can mEmployment Improve Youth Opportunities in Africa?

Published on: Jun 05 2014 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Please RSVP Now Africa has the youngest population in the world with +200 million people ages 15-24 years, which is set to double by 2045. However, youth unemployment...
Everything Wrong in ICT4D Academia in One Research Paper

Everything Wrong in ICT4D Academia in One Research Paper

Published on: Jun 04 2014 by Wayan Vota - 13 Comments
Did you know you could set up a Google Scholar Alert for academic papers that mention your favorite topic? I have one set up for “ICT4D” just to see...
Please RSVP Now: How Can ICT Improve Monitoring and Evaluation?

Please RSVP Now: How Can ICT Improve Monitoring and Evaluation?

Published on: May 30 2014 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
June 5th Ottawa Tech Salon – Please RSVP Now The world has more data now than ever before, and more ways to collect it too. In fact, we are floating in an...