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...
Please Register Now for MERL Tech DC 2018 and Submit Your Session Ideas

Please Register Now for MERL Tech DC 2018 and Submit Your Session Ideas

Published on: Apr 09 2018 by Linda Raftree - Leave a Comment
Please sign up to present, register to attend, or reserve a demo table for MERL Tech DC 2018 on September 6-7, 2018 at FHI 360 in Washington, DC. We will engage 300 practitioners from across the development ecosystem for...
New Evidence on What Educational Technology Works for Refugees and Displaced Populations – Your Weekend Long Reads

New Evidence on What Educational Technology Works for Refugees and Displaced Populations – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Apr 07 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Leave a Comment
There are over half a billion children living in countries affected by conflict and disasters, making them three times more likely to be out of school than children living in stable, but low-income countries. Further, 51%...
3 Stages of ICT4D Solution Maturity: From Pilots to Professionalization

3 Stages of ICT4D Solution Maturity: From Pilots to Professionalization

Published on: Apr 05 2018 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Needs, markets, and innovation combine to produce technological change. This is as true in the international development sector as it is anywhere else. And within that sector, it’s as true in the broad category of MERL...