Do You Trust Apple and Google More Than Your Government?

Do You Trust Apple and Google More Than Your Government?

Published on: Mar 14 2019 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Lesson I: Never take candy from strangers, unless they are a multinational tech corporation When I was younger, I was taught that the ridges and patterns found on my fingertips are so unique, that no other person in the...
Four Surprising Ways Mode and Gender Can Transform Your Survey Data

Four Surprising Ways Mode and Gender Can Transform Your Survey Data

Published on: Mar 13 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
With the enormous growth of mobile connectivity in developing countries and the proliferation of apps enabling easy collection of data via mobile technologies, governments and development practitioners have been racing to...
Apply Now: $300,000 USAID Contracts for Digital Agriculture Solutions

Apply Now: $300,000 USAID Contracts for Digital Agriculture Solutions

Published on: Mar 11 2019 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
Feed the Future is the U.S. Government’s global hunger & food security initiative. The USAID Bureau for Food Security wants to integrate digital tools and technologies into Feed the Future activities implemented by...
We Need a 10th Principle for Digital Development: Educate the User

We Need a 10th Principle for Digital Development: Educate the User

Published on: Mar 07 2019 by Kristen Roggemann - 3 Comments
We in the international development community talk a lot about privacy and security in digital development. We try to think through privacy and security in terms of the data we collect, what we do with it, and even how we...
12 Artificial Intelligence Initiatives in Health, Education, Human Rights

12 Artificial Intelligence Initiatives in Health, Education, Human Rights

Published on: Mar 06 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Artificial intelligence (AI) is already embedded in a range of digital services. Voice assistants such as Alexa, car routing or content translation all involve machine learning – the most popular form of artificial...
Apply Now: FREE Information Technology Master’s Degree for African Policy Makers

Apply Now: FREE Information Technology Master’s Degree for African Policy Makers

Published on: Mar 04 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
The African Development Institute of the African Development Bank wants to create a critical mass of global ICT experts across the African continent. They have partnered with the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation Knowledge...
Who Do You Trust More With Your DNA Data: Kenya or 23andMe?

Who Do You Trust More With Your DNA Data: Kenya or 23andMe?

Published on: Feb 28 2019 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Who do you trust with your biometric data: fingerprints, retinal scans, and most of all, your DNA? Do you trust your own government? What about the government of Kenya? Or do you put more faith into private companies? Kenyan...
10 Blockchain Implementation Risks in International Development

10 Blockchain Implementation Risks in International Development

Published on: Feb 27 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
One of the most discussed technologies today is distributed ledger technology, a decentralized system for recording transactions with mechanisms for processing, validating and authorizing transactions that are then recorded...
Apply Now: $5 Million in Grant Funding for Your Digital Health Solutions

Apply Now: $5 Million in Grant Funding for Your Digital Health Solutions

Published on: Feb 25 2019 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation harnesses advances in science and technology to save lives in developing countries. They work with partners to deliver proven tools and discover groundbreaking new solutions that support...