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Our Experiment Using Facebook Chatbots to Improve Humanitarian Assistance

Our Experiment Using Facebook Chatbots to Improve Humanitarian Assistance

Published on: Aug 07 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
It must have been above 40 degrees Celsius that afternoon in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Hundreds of people were waiting to cash the mobile money they receive from the...
How Do You Know When You Are Done?

How Do You Know When You Are Done?

Published on: Jul 31 2017 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Here is one of the basic questions for a mass Long Lasting Insecticidal Net distribution campaign, “How do you know when you are done?” Population data...
Ok Chatbot: What is Your Value for Humanitarians?

Ok Chatbot: What is Your Value for Humanitarians?

Published on: Jul 20 2017 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Whether or not you are aware of it, you have probably interacted with a chatbot – whether checking your finances, making a travel reservation, or even ordering...
Please Use Spatial Analysis And Stop Asking People to Walk All Day

Please Use Spatial Analysis And Stop Asking People to Walk All Day

Published on: Jun 28 2017 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
The poor walk a lot. They walk every day to and from work, childcare, clinics, wells and anywhere else they need to go. They have limited time and may be tired...
3 Lessons Learned in Creating Digital Development Tools

3 Lessons Learned in Creating Digital Development Tools

Published on: Apr 20 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Lessons Learned in Creating Digital Development Tools
ICT has the power to propel development forward, but before you jump in head first with a new ICT tool, there are a few critical questions to consider, like: What...
Reduce Your Digital Activism Ignorance Ratio with KNIME

Reduce Your Digital Activism Ignorance Ratio with KNIME

Published on: Apr 05 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Reduce Your Digital Activism Ignorance Ratio with KNIME
A few year ago, we ran a campaign targeting the Guatemalan Government, which generated a good deal of global public support (100,000 signatures, online activism,...
It’s 2017, You Should be Localizing Your ICT4D Solutions Already

It’s 2017, You Should be Localizing Your ICT4D Solutions Already

Published on: Mar 30 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on It’s 2017, You Should be Localizing Your ICT4D Solutions Already
Many ICT4D projects have a major strike against them before they even begin: they use international languages instead of local ones. The intended audience not only...
Ranking the 6 Problems with ICT4D Product Rankings

Ranking the 6 Problems with ICT4D Product Rankings

Published on: Oct 06 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
I still remember how excited I was, the first time that FrontlineSMS got asked to participate in a “How to Choose the Right Tool for You,” technology product...
Are Facebook Messenger Chatbots The Answer to Our Aid Questions?

Are Facebook Messenger Chatbots The Answer to Our Aid Questions?

Published on: Apr 22 2016 by Jacob Korenblum - 4 Comments
Last week, everyone’s favorite frenemy – Facebook – held its annual developer conference in Silicon Valley. Waving our ICT4D flag in the crowd, Souktel...
Free UNICEF Course: How to Use RapidPro for Powerful SMS, IVR, and Social Media Campaigns

Free UNICEF Course: How to Use RapidPro for Powerful SMS, IVR, and Social Media Campaigns

Published on: Apr 04 2016 by Tech Change - Comments Off on Free UNICEF Course: How to Use RapidPro for Powerful SMS, IVR, and Social Media Campaigns
Looking to launch a health education campaign, survey youth about issues in their community, or poll school teachers and receive reporting data? RapidPro might...