Surprise! We Sell Sexy ICT4D Success Stories to Survive

Surprise! We Sell Sexy ICT4D Success Stories to Survive

Published on: Jan 17 2019 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Recently, the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) commissioned a Baseline ICT4D Ecosystem Study to understand the current aspects and experiences of the digital development ecosystem from multiple stakeholder perspectives. Reading...
Five Ways to Improve Your Online Training Efforts in Digital Development

Five Ways to Improve Your Online Training Efforts in Digital Development

Published on: Jan 16 2019 by Tech Change - Leave a Comment
Every day, we are all tasked with supporting staff in distant offices to use new and emerging technologies. However, emails, chats, and even phone calls can only go so far, and don’t scale well, so sooner or later,...
Apply Now: $25 Million in Artificial Intelligence Grants from Google

Apply Now: $25 Million in Artificial Intelligence Grants from Google

Published on: Jan 14 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Google believes that artificial intelligence and machine learning can provide new ways of approaching problems and meaningfully improve social and economic development. They want to support organizations that are using the...
Is a Post-ICT4D World Coming? What Will You Do About It?

Is a Post-ICT4D World Coming? What Will You Do About It?

Published on: Jan 10 2019 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
I’m finding great unease in recent conversations with leading technology for development practitioners in Washington, DC and elsewhere. They are all nervous about where the international development industry is headed,...
Apply Now: $100,000 for Digital Identification Systems from World Bank

Apply Now: $100,000 for Digital Identification Systems from World Bank

Published on: Jan 09 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
In an increasingly digital age, the lack of verifiable identification often results in exclusion from economic opportunities and a variety of social and political rights. Yet one billion people are still unable to prove...
Finally! Accurate Mobile Network Coverage Maps Show Connectivity Reality

Finally! Accurate Mobile Network Coverage Maps Show Connectivity Reality

Published on: Jan 07 2019 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
  Closing the global digital divide is such a daunting challenge, some companies have resorted to expensive, eyebrow-raising, flying moonshot solutions. Despite the boldness of these attempts, the most exciting advancements...
FarmChat: Using Chatbots to Answer Farmer Queries in India

FarmChat: Using Chatbots to Answer Farmer Queries in India

Published on: Jan 02 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Speech-based conversational interfaces have several potential benefits for farmers and the ICTforAg professionals who support them: There is little requirement for literacy and it offers a natural and familiar modality...
How an Online Lifestyle Brand Changed Gender Norms in Nigeria

How an Online Lifestyle Brand Changed Gender Norms in Nigeria

Published on: Dec 31 2018 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Voices for Change (V4C) was an innovative social behaviour change communications (SBCC) programme aimed to create an environment for young Nigerian women and men aged 16–25 years old, across four states in the North and...
7 Ways You’re Contributing to the Humanitarian Metadata Problem

7 Ways You’re Contributing to the Humanitarian Metadata Problem

Published on: Dec 27 2018 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
The past decade has seen a surge in the use of mobile telecommunications, messaging apps and social media. As they become more accessible around the world, these technologies are also being used by the humanitarian sector...