Help Bridge the Language Translation Technology Digital Divide

Help Bridge the Language Translation Technology Digital Divide

Published on: Sep 18 2019 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
In the digital age, when we face a language barrier, there are a host of internet resources to overcome it. We often rely on translation platforms, dictionary apps, Wikipedia in other languages, or the simple “click to...
How Engineers Can Leverage Internet of Things for Better Development Interventions

How Engineers Can Leverage Internet of Things for Better Development Interventions

Published on: Sep 16 2019 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Typically, an engineer’s role in addressing global poverty challenges has often been confined to the engineering problem facing community, regional or national scale service interventions. Engineers focused on product...
Please Register Now: 2019 CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention

Please Register Now: 2019 CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention

Published on: Sep 12 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture platform is where information becomes power to predict, prescribe, and produce more food, more sustainably. It democratizes decades of agricultural data empowering us to mine information...
3 Reasons Why We Need Human Rights-Based Approach to Digital Media

3 Reasons Why We Need Human Rights-Based Approach to Digital Media

Published on: Sep 11 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Citizen engagement and participation through the use of digital media is a crucial area of work at this point in history and is now being recognized in regulatory provisions. In July 2016 the United Nations passed a resolution...
Can Bitcoin or Ethereum Cryptocurrency Fund Your Next ICT4D Project?

Can Bitcoin or Ethereum Cryptocurrency Fund Your Next ICT4D Project?

Published on: Sep 09 2019 by Guest Writer - 6 Comments
While cryptocurrency is starting to become a hot topic among some non-profits, it is estimated that only 1% of non-profits are currently accepting cryptocurrency as part of their fundraising efforts. Since 2010, Kopernik...
Caution! Data Quantity Does NOT Equal Data Quality

Caution! Data Quantity Does NOT Equal Data Quality

Published on: Sep 05 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Revenue administrations collect large amounts of data on individuals and firms in the course of their work. Increasingly, this data is digitised. The use of digital technologies has the potential to greatly improve the efficiency...
5 Ways to Improve Data Use by Government Health Ministries

5 Ways to Improve Data Use by Government Health Ministries

Published on: Sep 04 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Despite the growing recognition that quality, timely, and accessible data are essential to every country’s ability to deliver vaccines effectively to its population, few data use interventions have been rigorously studied...
Apply Now: Paid African Presidential Scholars for STEM and Social Research

Apply Now: Paid African Presidential Scholars for STEM and Social Research

Published on: Sep 03 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Are you an early career faculty member in a college or university in Africa? Is your academic research related to STEM or social research? Do you want to work at the University of Michigan for five months? Then apply now...
What Impact Will Facebook Libra Blockchain Have on International Development?

What Impact Will Facebook Libra Blockchain Have on International Development?

Published on: Aug 29 2019 by Tech Change - 1 Comment
Libra is a digital currency proposed by Facebook and intended to be managed by the Libra Association, a membership organization with 27 payment, technology, and nonprofit members. Libra will be based on permissioned blockchain...