The Surprising Challenge to Remote Training Success in DRC

The Surprising Challenge to Remote Training Success in DRC

Published on: Mar 03 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
When Pierre Akilimali was asked to hold a remote training for his Kinshasa- and Kongo Central-based resident enumerators in April 2020, he was rightly skeptical. The typical Resident Enumerator in DR Congo has limited technology...
Apply Now: $1 Million African Digital Startup Funding and Support

Apply Now: $1 Million African Digital Startup Funding and Support

Published on: Mar 01 2021 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
A majority of failed startup companies associate poor execution, limited funding, and market access as the primary drivers of most innovative ideas. The founders say they needed access to technical resources, funding, domain...
Online Harassment of Girls and Young Women Must Stop

Online Harassment of Girls and Young Women Must Stop

Published on: Feb 25 2021 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Internet access, and safety online, is fundamentally a human rights issue and an important indicator of gender equality. During the COVID-19 digital response, being online has become increasingly important: a lifeline for...
USAID Guide: How to Evaluate Distance Learning in COVID-19 Response

USAID Guide: How to Evaluate Distance Learning in COVID-19 Response

Published on: Feb 24 2021 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
As countries around the world have closed learning institutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, teaching and learning have pivoted from in-person instruction to distance learning. Simultaneously, there has been a surge...
Apply Now: $650,000 for EduTech Language and Literacy Skills Solutions

Apply Now: $650,000 for EduTech Language and Literacy Skills Solutions

Published on: Feb 22 2021 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
More than 85 percent of a child’s brain is developed by age 6 and a growing body of evidence suggests investing in high-quality pre-primary education – providing young children with the foundational skills needed...
The ICT4D Guilty Pleasure: Reinventing Digital Wheels for Donors

The ICT4D Guilty Pleasure: Reinventing Digital Wheels for Donors

Published on: Feb 18 2021 by Nadia Andrada - 28 Comments
We are all familiar with the concept of reinventing the flat tire in digital development. That’s when we repackage a known failure as new innovation, usually for a new donor or government Ministry. What about the opposite...
How Spatial Intelligence Solutions Can Improve Public Health Outcomes

How Spatial Intelligence Solutions Can Improve Public Health Outcomes

Published on: Feb 17 2021 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Accurate quantification of a population, and the ability to locate this population with precision, are fundamental requirements for reporting the true coverage and effectiveness of public health interventions such as childhood...
Apply Now: $6,500 Funding for Open Source Humanitarian Projects

Apply Now: $6,500 Funding for Open Source Humanitarian Projects

Published on: Feb 15 2021 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Open source software projects in the humanitarian aid sector often need programming, technical writing, and graphic design skills to produce high-quality solutions. At the same time, passionate technologists are searching...
6 Takeaways From COVID-19 Remote Data Collection in Rural DRC

6 Takeaways From COVID-19 Remote Data Collection in Rural DRC

Published on: Feb 11 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Helping USAID ensure accountability and results through monitoring, evaluation, and learning (ME&L) presented a multitude of challenges this year. The COVID-19 pandemic required physical distancing, travel restrictions,...