7 Step Guide to Making Your Digital Development Program Sustainable

7 Step Guide to Making Your Digital Development Program Sustainable

Published on: Apr 25 2018 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
While there are how to guides and toolkits to plan the initial implementation of a digital development program, there are fewer guides for the issues that organizations face when scaling and sustaining ICT4D programs, particularly...
DFID’s Digital Strategy for Doing Development in a Digital World

DFID’s Digital Strategy for Doing Development in a Digital World

Published on: Apr 23 2018 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
I’m Frances Sibbet, the Digital Service Lead at the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). This is the lightning talk I delivered at the Digital Development Forum – next 10 years. DFID’s Digital...
When Will We Have Our Own Cambridge Analytica-Facebook Moment? Your Weekend Long Reads

When Will We Have Our Own Cambridge Analytica-Facebook Moment? Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Apr 21 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Leave a Comment
Facebook currently has a Cambridge Analytica problem. It is under severe pressure to explain how 87 million users had their personal data leaked and offer assurances of how it will not happen again. Beyond the US, Cambridge...
Three Future Scenarios for Digital Identities in Developing Countries

Three Future Scenarios for Digital Identities in Developing Countries

Published on: Apr 19 2018 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Many development organizations currently think of digital identities as an instrumental approach in development – a siloed means to solve a specific problem and achieve a single goal in a unique context. However, last...
How to Protect Refugee Camps from Floods and Cyclones Using Geographic Information Systems

How to Protect Refugee Camps from Floods and Cyclones Using Geographic Information Systems

Published on: Apr 18 2018 by Catholic Relief Services - Leave a Comment
Late last year, following the escalating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar for camps over the Bangladesh border. Bangladesh is a known disaster-prone country where...
Leverage Artificial Intelligence for International Development with TechChange

Leverage Artificial Intelligence for International Development with TechChange

Published on: Apr 16 2018 by Tech Change - Leave a Comment
Are you wondering how we can leverage artificial intelligence to improve international development? How you can use machine learning or chatbots in your programs today? Or natural language processing in the near future? Then...
Here is Your Chance to Help UNESCO Create Digital Inclusion Guidelines  – Your Weekend Long Reads

Here is Your Chance to Help UNESCO Create Digital Inclusion Guidelines – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Apr 14 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Leave a Comment
In 2018 around half the world’s population will be online, which is a major achievement. It also means there is still much work to be done to include the other half. The next four billion users look different to those...
Wow! A Federal Indictment of an ICT4D Leader

Wow! A Federal Indictment of an ICT4D Leader

Published on: Apr 12 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
In September of 2005, organizations and activists from around the world working on mobile technology in activism met together in Toronto. They drafted a Declaration of Intent to increase activists’ ability to organize...
Two New USAID Toolkits: How to Use Digital Tools in Agricultural Programs

Two New USAID Toolkits: How to Use Digital Tools in Agricultural Programs

Published on: Apr 11 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Digital technology has enormous potential to improve food security in Feed the Future countries and around the world. There are four broad categories of digital tools used in agriculture programs: Data-Driven Agriculture Precision...