Apply Now: 200,000€ in Innovation Awards for Your Technology Solutions

Apply Now: 200,000€ in Innovation Awards for Your Technology Solutions

Published on: Oct 17 2018 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
Millions of people face immense basic needs supply challenges on a daily basis. Food, water, sanitation, waste management, education, healthcare, and mobility are too expensive or not available across the developing world. Yet,...
4 Lessons Learned Implementing the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action Programs

4 Lessons Learned Implementing the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action Programs

Published on: Oct 15 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) approach uses age- and stage-based messaging directed toward pregnant women, new mothers and families to foster behavior change and improve maternal and child health outcomes. What...
10 Insights After 40 Years of Digital Development Progress

10 Insights After 40 Years of Digital Development Progress

Published on: Oct 11 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
I’m going to retire in 2019 after 40 years of working in the IT industry, from 1978 to 2018, and after 35 years of dedication to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as an Information Technology specialist. I...
Supervisory Applications: The Secret to Government Adoption Success

Supervisory Applications: The Secret to Government Adoption Success

Published on: Oct 10 2018 by Catholic Relief Services - 7 Comments
Arguably, the best option for digital development sustainability is for the government to fully adopt your technology intervention and integrate it into government systems. However, funding from governments for high tech...
Apply Now: £900,000 for Rural Connectivity Projects in Ghana and Uganda

Apply Now: £900,000 for Rural Connectivity Projects in Ghana and Uganda

Published on: Oct 08 2018 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Mobile internet connectivity brings a wide range of social and economic benefits by helping to promote digital inclusion and supporting the delivery of essential services and key development objectives such as poverty eradication,...
4 Ways to Use Fortnite in Digital Development

4 Ways to Use Fortnite in Digital Development

Published on: Oct 04 2018 by Adam Fivenson - Leave a Comment
Fortnite—a free, online multiplayer video game—has amassed more than 125 million players worldwide during the mere 14 months since it debuted in July 2017. The game features a fast-paced, Hunger Games-inspired format...
How to Sustain and Support Your Mobile Data Collection Programs

How to Sustain and Support Your Mobile Data Collection Programs

Published on: Oct 03 2018 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
After months of painstaking research, field visits, interviews, building, and testing, you have finally launched your mobile data collection program with fully-loaded devices and successful training sessions. Congratulations! But...
10 User-Centered Design Principles for mHealth Program Success

10 User-Centered Design Principles for mHealth Program Success

Published on: Oct 01 2018 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Mobile health services delivered over voice (IVR, helplines), text channels (SMS and USSD) and, increasingly, rich media (online content and apps), provide much-needed information on balanced diets, early disease detection,...
What Do We Call Ourselves Now: ICT4D? Digital Development? Or…?

What Do We Call Ourselves Now: ICT4D? Digital Development? Or…?

Published on: Sep 27 2018 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
Recently, a young Millennial was shocked when I said I was an ICT4D practitioner. She responded with a credulous, “Who calls it ICT4D anymore?” and went on to make the case that international development has...