Apply Now: $900,000 for African Natural Language Processing Projects

Apply Now: $900,000 for African Natural Language Processing Projects

Published on: Nov 24 2021 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The ability to communicate and be understood in one’s own language is fundamental to digital and societal inclusion. Natural language processing techniques have enabled critical artificial intelligence applications...
Register Now: $70 Million USAID Digital Strategy Proposal Opportunity

Register Now: $70 Million USAID Digital Strategy Proposal Opportunity

Published on: Nov 22 2021 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
Do you want to implement the USAID Digital Strategy? Are you excited by appropriate technology solutions in USAID programming? Or are you already working on inclusive digital ecosystems?  Would you want to be part of a...
New USAID Cybersecurity Primer for Digital Development Programs

New USAID Cybersecurity Primer for Digital Development Programs

Published on: Nov 18 2021 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
The USAID Cybersecurity Primer introduces the concept of cybersecurity as a development challenge, presents opportunities to integrate cybersecurity in programming, and highlights cyber threat trends by sector. The Primer...
How SADC Government Cybersecurity Laws Impact Human Rights

How SADC Government Cybersecurity Laws Impact Human Rights

Published on: Nov 17 2021 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
It is now axiomatic that the mass diffusion of the internet and its ancillary digital technologies have created an alternative space for the widespread and ‘unrestricted’ exercise of rights like freedom of expression,...
Apply Now: $500,000 for Ethical Emerging Technology Research Projects

Apply Now: $500,000 for Ethical Emerging Technology Research Projects

Published on: Nov 15 2021 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Artificial intelligence and other emerging technology are producing serious ethical questions for their creators, promoters, and society at large. How can we examine real-world challenges and provide practical models and...
5 Reasons Digital Financial Services Need Accessible Grievance Redress Mechanisms

5 Reasons Digital Financial Services Need Accessible Grievance Redress Mechanisms

Published on: Nov 11 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
India has been innovating in digital financial services with a view to reaching its most marginalised people easily. For instance, social welfare amounts get transferred directly to bank accounts (instead of cash or in-hand...
What We Know About Educational Technology Effectiveness in Schools

What We Know About Educational Technology Effectiveness in Schools

Published on: Nov 10 2021 by Mary Burns - 3 Comments
Few innovations have generated such excitement and idealism—and such disappointment and cynicism—as information and communication technology in education. The noise around ‘educational technology’ is as cacophonous...
Apply Now: $250,000 for Open Source COVID-19 Digital Health Solutions

Apply Now: $250,000 for Open Source COVID-19 Digital Health Solutions

Published on: Nov 08 2021 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
As the COVID-19 Digital Response continues to create global goods with scalable digital solutions using open standards and approaches, there is a need to focus on building and supporting pandemic preparedness capabilities...
New USAID Primer: Disinformation, Misinformation, and Malinfomation

New USAID Primer: Disinformation, Misinformation, and Malinfomation

Published on: Nov 04 2021 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Disinformation is by no means new. Although social media platforms have emerged as the most efficient spreaders of false information, disinformation is also spread through analog media such as radio, television, and newspapers. It...