Apply Now: $1,000,000 for African Online Safety Solutions from Google

Apply Now: $1,000,000 for African Online Safety Solutions from Google

Published on: Aug 10 2020 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Over 500 million people have access to the Internet on the African continent – 40% of the population. Over 250 million Africans use smartphones for going online. Sign Up Now for Grant Funding Ideas This Internet, smartphone...
Big Data Opportunities for MERL Tech Solutions

Big Data Opportunities for MERL Tech Solutions

Published on: Aug 06 2020 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Big data is a big topic in other sectors but its application within monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is limited, with most reports focusing more on its potential rather than actual use. Our paper, “Big Data to Data...
The Power of Technology for Girls in COVID-19 Digital Response

The Power of Technology for Girls in COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Aug 05 2020 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit women and girls hard. Beyond the threat of the virus itself, they face a heightened risk of gender-based violence, economic stress and also a lack of access to education, healthcare and sexual...
Apply Now: $150,000 Grant Funding for Digital Social Insurance Solutions

Apply Now: $150,000 Grant Funding for Digital Social Insurance Solutions

Published on: Aug 03 2020 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
The informal sector is a primary driver of economic activity in Sub-Saharan Africa, accounting for 80% of total employment, 55% of total GDP, and 89% of employed women and girls. However, irregular and low earnings of informal...
How Can We Use Emerging Data Technologies for MERL Tech?

How Can We Use Emerging Data Technologies for MERL Tech?

Published on: Jul 30 2020 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
A new wave of technologies and approaches has the potential to influence how monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL) practitioners do their work. The growth in use of smartphones and the internet, digitization...
How Digital Identity is Expanding with COVID-19 Digital Response

How Digital Identity is Expanding with COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Jul 29 2020 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
The Coronavirus pandemic, and the subsequent lockdown, has driven a huge rise in remote working. Almost overnight, development organisations who might have previously delayed digital transformation projects found themselves...
Apply Now: $20,000 Grant Funding for African Digital Rights

Apply Now: $20,000 Grant Funding for African Digital Rights

Published on: Jul 27 2020 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Digital technologies are playing a role in enhancing Covid-19 disease surveillance, coordinating response mechanisms, and promoting public awareness. However, COVID-19 Digital Response measures could harm constituent digital...
8 Lessons Learned Making Digital Finance Work for Women in MENA

8 Lessons Learned Making Digital Finance Work for Women in MENA

Published on: Jul 22 2020 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Despite progress over the past few years, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region still has the largest gender gap in terms of women’s economic participation in the world. This economic divide also holds true when...
Apply Now: $100,000 for Blockchain Solutions from UNICEF Innovation Fund

Apply Now: $100,000 for Blockchain Solutions from UNICEF Innovation Fund

Published on: Jul 20 2020 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Blockchain technology may have the potential to improve international development impact globally by providing information, opportunity and choice to programs. Digital currencies (e.g Bitcoin) are famous applications of...