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Evaluating Tech Tools – From Pilot Projects to Entire Sectors

Evaluating Tech Tools – From Pilot Projects to Entire Sectors

Published on: Feb 11 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
ICT4D and M4D as fields are both exciting and clumsy, still in their infancy and most consistent in how quickly they are changing. The M&E Tech Deep Dive in...
8 Recommendations for Better User Testing of Mobile Products for Women

8 Recommendations for Better User Testing of Mobile Products for Women

Published on: Feb 06 2015 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
I was recently in Bangladesh, working with the GSMA Connected Women Innovation Fund grantee BRAC Bangladesh to conduct user testing for their mobile education product...
A Free Catalogue of Affordable ICT4D Options

A Free Catalogue of Affordable ICT4D Options

Published on: Feb 04 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Smaller nonprofits and social enterprises often report outdated, small-scale data on their social impact to their donors and stakeholders. Instead, what if they...
Partnership Expands ICT Support for Ebola Fight in West Africa

Partnership Expands ICT Support for Ebola Fight in West Africa

Published on: Jan 22 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — NetHope, a consortium of 42 leading international humanitarian organizations, announced today a partnership...
Gender-Violence 2.0: The Digital Safety Gap for Women

Gender-Violence 2.0: The Digital Safety Gap for Women

Published on: Jan 12 2015 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Technology not only has the power to connect people, but also the power to reinforce and disseminate social and cultural structures and help normalize gender roles....
Hey Google: Forget Smart Cars,  Think Smart Matatus for Kenya

Hey Google: Forget Smart Cars, Think Smart Matatus for Kenya

Published on: Jan 07 2015 by Wayan Vota - 9 Comments
Recently at a Red Cross resilience event in Nairobi, we explored several new and emerging technologies for development, including smart cars.  While that didn’t...
Using GIS Technology to Reach Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Populations

Using GIS Technology to Reach Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Populations

Published on: Jan 02 2015 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Colombian GIS Expert Carlos Julio Neisa is always looking for innovative ways to use maps and geographic data. To him, GPS coordinates can open up a world of possibilities...
Green ICT: Taking Major Leaps to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Businesses

Green ICT: Taking Major Leaps to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Businesses

Published on: Dec 31 2014 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
From India to South Korea and beyond, businesses worldwide are scrambling to reduce their carbon footprint and trying to operate with a higher degree of environmental...
To Build or Buy or Both? That is the M&E Technology Systems Question!

To Build or Buy or Both? That is the M&E Technology Systems Question!

Published on: Dec 12 2014 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
At M&E Tech in DC and NYC, we heard from development professionals who were struggling with the question on how to build an organization-wide technology-enabled...
Top Highlights from the #ICTchat Twitter Discussion on Digital Payments

Top Highlights from the #ICTchat Twitter Discussion on Digital Payments

Published on: Dec 05 2014 by Jana Melpolder - Leave a Comment
Yesterday’s #ICTchat Twitter Chat was a huge success! Our #ICTchat hashtag brought in over 2.5 million impressions on Twitter with 839 tweets and 135 contributors....