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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 - 4 Comments
Two new Pew Research Center studies are very enlightening around the American public’s perception of privacy, security, and surveillance. While both reports...
A 6 Step Guide to Platforms in International Development

A 6 Step Guide to Platforms in International Development

Published on: May 20 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Platform seems to be one of the biggest buzzwords in the field of international development these days. Popping up worldwide, platforms bring opportunities, challenges...
Key Success Factors for ICT4D Solutions for Base of the Pyramid Consumers

Key Success Factors for ICT4D Solutions for Base of the Pyramid Consumers

Published on: May 15 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Over the past decade, many organizations have leveraged newly available broadband to set up sustainable projects that better include the base of the pyramid (BOP)...
5 Unanswered Questions on Expanding Digital Economies in Developing Countries

5 Unanswered Questions on Expanding Digital Economies in Developing Countries

Published on: May 11 2015 by Denise Phelps - Leave a Comment
Recently, the Technology Salon in Washington DC asked if Digital Economies Will Empower or Enslave the Next 4 Billion Mobile Users? While there was a general recognition...
4 Questions for Internet.org as Internet for the Poor

4 Questions for Internet.org as Internet for the Poor

Published on: May 08 2015 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Approximately 80% of the world’s population lives in areas already covered by 2G or 3G networks. The coverage is mostly urban, with the basic infrastructure already...
Solar Lighting PAYG Systems Are Illuminating Southern Africa Opportunities

Solar Lighting PAYG Systems Are Illuminating Southern Africa Opportunities

Published on: May 04 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
The need for light is high across the African continent, where approximately 70% of households are off-grid and 64% of its imported oil is destined for 19th century...
4 Ways We Can Do More With Open Government Data

4 Ways We Can Do More With Open Government Data

Published on: Apr 21 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
I am Nancy McGuire Choi and I really enjoyed the recent “Do More With Data” event with State Department’s Foreign Assistance Resources office,...
Please RSVP Now for ICT4D Principle 8: Address Privacy & Security in Development Programs

Please RSVP Now for ICT4D Principle 8: Address Privacy & Security in Development Programs

Published on: Apr 09 2015 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
In recent years, ICTs such as mobile phone apps, web-based mapping technologies and data-mining techniques have been incorporated into development programmes, ranging...
4 Reasons Why Global Satellite Internet Is A Fantasy

4 Reasons Why Global Satellite Internet Is A Fantasy

Published on: Apr 03 2015 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
World famous entrepreneurs Elon Musk, founder of PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla, and Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, have both recently announced separate...
3 Lessons Learned in Mapping for International Development

3 Lessons Learned in Mapping for International Development

Published on: Mar 30 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
In June 2014, TechChange wrapped up the second round of our Mapping for International Development online course. Nearly 60 participants joined us from Rwanda, Ethiopia,...