Heads Up! USAID CIO Wants to Review All Your Technology Contracts

Heads Up! USAID CIO Wants to Review All Your Technology Contracts

Published on: Apr 18 2019 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
On March 21, 2019, USAID posted to the Federal Registry a proposed rule that would amend the USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), which is derived from the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act 2015 (FITARA)...
How Inclusive Digital Financial Services Accelerate the Journey to Self-Reliance

How Inclusive Digital Financial Services Accelerate the Journey to Self-Reliance

Published on: Apr 17 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
On April 19th, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will be hosting its first ever Digital Financial Inclusion for Development Forum (DFI4D), where we will explore how inclusive digital financial services...
Apply Now: $300,000 for UAV Drone Delivery and Imagery Solutions

Apply Now: $300,000 for UAV Drone Delivery and Imagery Solutions

Published on: Apr 15 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
 A significant financing deficit lies between Africa’s current reality and the mobility that it both needs and aspires to. Unmanned aerial vehicles and cargo drones have the potential to leapfrog transport infrastructure...
Our 5 Guiding Principles for SurveyCTO. What Are Yours? – Your Weekend Long Reads

Our 5 Guiding Principles for SurveyCTO. What Are Yours? – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Apr 13 2019 by Guest Writer - 6 Comments
As a social enterprise funded through user fees from hundreds of different organizations, we at Dobility have an unusual degree of freedom: for the most part, we don’t have donors or investors to answer to, and even...
6 Data-Driven Reasons to Join Us at SwitchPoint 2019

6 Data-Driven Reasons to Join Us at SwitchPoint 2019

Published on: Apr 11 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Please register now to join your peers and colleagues at SwitchPoint 2019, where humanitarian innovation, global health & technology collide on April 25-26, 2019 in beautiful Saxapahaw, North Carolina. SwitchPoint is...
How to Use the Digital Principles to Evaluate ICT4D Solutions

How to Use the Digital Principles to Evaluate ICT4D Solutions

Published on: Apr 10 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Back in 2014, I was excited to help lead the adoption efforts for the Principles for Digital Development, nine living guidelines that are designed to help integrate best practices into technology-enabled programs. Fast forward...
Wow! 10 Years of ICTworks in Your Inbox

Wow! 10 Years of ICTworks in Your Inbox

Published on: Apr 08 2019 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Thank you, dear readers, for supporting ICTworks as we pass an amazing milestone. 10 years ago today – April 8th, 2009 – we launched ICTworks with a humble goal to increase the effectiveness of ICT programs in...
EduTech Surprise! SMS Beats WhatsApp for Teen Test Prep

EduTech Surprise! SMS Beats WhatsApp for Teen Test Prep

Published on: Apr 04 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Secondary school students in Cameroon spend the entire last month of their final year in school preparing for their Baccalaureate. Passing it and scoring well marks a successful debut into adult and professional life, opening...
How Do You Define “Farmer” in Data-Driven Agriculture?

How Do You Define “Farmer” in Data-Driven Agriculture?

Published on: Apr 03 2019 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Who’s your farmer? This sounds like a simple question for any agricultural intervention, but it is fraught with complexity, especially for those of us who are trying to support women through agricultural programs. Why...