Apply Now: $60,000 for Women Social Impact ICT Entrepreneurs

Apply Now: $60,000 for Women Social Impact ICT Entrepreneurs

Published on: Nov 28 2022 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
The latest researches shows that investors are hesitant to invest in businesses founded by women. Talented women specialists are often told that a career in technology isn’t for them.  Despite all obstacles, women IT...
Twitter is Dying. Join Us on Mastodon for Lively ICT4D Discussions

Twitter is Dying. Join Us on Mastodon for Lively ICT4D Discussions

Published on: Nov 25 2022 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Two years ago, I noted that ICT4D discussions were dead on Twitter. That was very disappointing. The conversations and debates on Twitter from 2008 to around 2014 were instrumental in creating an ICT4D community and culture....
Giving Thanks to ICT4D Donors that Changed Digital Development

Giving Thanks to ICT4D Donors that Changed Digital Development

Published on: Nov 24 2022 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Today in the USA it is the Thanksgiving holiday, which historically was a day we gave thanks for a bountiful summer harvest and successful preparations for winter. These days it’s associated with too much food, shopping,...
Apply Now: $350,000 to Advance African Digital and Human Rights

Apply Now: $350,000 to Advance African Digital and Human Rights

Published on: Nov 21 2022 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
We need digital and human rights initiatives, projects and strategies led by African organizations that contribute towards a healthy internet. New digital solutions that innovate around intersectional approaches that surface...
Data Misuse is a Timeless Problem in Development

Data Misuse is a Timeless Problem in Development

Published on: Nov 17 2022 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In the research paper, “Datafication, Power and Control in Development: A Historical Perspective on the Perils and Longevity of Data“, Katarzyna Cieslik and Dániel Margócsy argued that a long-term historical...
Unsafe National Biometric Data Collection in 23 African Countries

Unsafe National Biometric Data Collection in 23 African Countries

Published on: Nov 16 2022 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In assessing the various laws and policies, CIPESA’s new report – Privacy Imperilled: Analysis of Surveillance, Encryption and Data Localisation Laws in Africa – referenced the recently revised Declaration...
Apply Now: $5 Million for Innovative Climate Technology Solutions

Apply Now: $5 Million for Innovative Climate Technology Solutions

Published on: Nov 14 2022 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Open data and advanced digital tools, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, are unlocking information about our planet that governments, researchers and nonprofits need to take quick and decisive climate...
Digital Public Goods Need Sustainable Funding for Success

Digital Public Goods Need Sustainable Funding for Success

Published on: Nov 10 2022 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Last year, the UN Global Pulse and the Digital Public Goods Alliance conducted qualitative research to understand the challenges with developing and deploying digital public goods – any open source software, open data,...
How to Deploy Machine Learning with Messy, Real World Data

How to Deploy Machine Learning with Messy, Real World Data

Published on: Nov 09 2022 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Machine learning and artificial intelligence pose the ability for global health practitioners to glean new insights from data they are already collecting as part of implementing their programs. However, little practice-based...