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Win $10,000 in USAID Mobiles for Development in Asia Award

Win $10,000 in USAID Mobiles for Development in Asia Award

Published on: Oct 28 2014 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Do you have a mobile service, product, app, or add-on that is being used to address a development challenge in Asia? Do you want the opportunity to promote your...
Please RSVP Now: Is 3D Printing a Relevant Technology for Development?

Please RSVP Now: Is 3D Printing a Relevant Technology for Development?

Published on: Oct 24 2014 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
IREX Tech Deep Dive – RSVP now Just as the Internet changed the communications world in the 1990’s, 3D printing is set to change the physical world. We...
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...
Please RSVP: Are Mesh Networks in Development Practical or Preposterous?

Please RSVP: Are Mesh Networks in Development Practical or Preposterous?

Published on: Sep 19 2014 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
IREX Tech Deep Dive – RSVP Now We all love the Internet, but we often think of it as a virtual cloud, untouchable by the common person. However, with new...
The Future of Myanmar is Mobile

The Future of Myanmar is Mobile

Published on: Sep 17 2014 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Today, Myanmar has the same mobile phone usage as North Korea, Eritrea, and Cuba – less than 10% – yet technology restrictions are ending, three mobile operators...
Respect Myanmar’s Ethnic Diversity: Use Unicode Fonts Online

Respect Myanmar’s Ethnic Diversity: Use Unicode Fonts Online

Published on: Sep 15 2014 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Burmese is the dominant language of Myanmar, but its had a long and winding journey in the digital realm, and now there is a tension between two competing systems...
Wow! Viber Beats Facebook in Myanmar

Wow! Viber Beats Facebook in Myanmar

Published on: Sep 12 2014 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Often, we have the perception that a developing country’s use of technology is limited to voice and SMS text messages on basic or feature phones. When you...
Do Development Constituents Have a Right to Be Forgotten Too?

Do Development Constituents Have a Right to Be Forgotten Too?

Published on: Sep 11 2014 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Since Google started to comply with a European Union court ruling on individuals’ “right to be forgotten” by the search giant, its received 70,000...
A GIS First Step Towards Open Data in USAID Grant Requirements

A GIS First Step Towards Open Data in USAID Grant Requirements

Published on: Sep 08 2014 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Have you read the recent USAID/Malawi RFA for The Girls’ Empowerment through Education and Health Activity (ASPIRE)? There on page 13, wedged between the...
mEducation First Step in Myanmar: Paving Cow Paths

mEducation First Step in Myanmar: Paving Cow Paths

Published on: Sep 05 2014 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
In the technology world, “paving cow paths” means automating a business process as it exists in the analog world, without analyzing whether or not that...