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The Real Failure in ICT4Edu: Poor Teacher Professional Development

The Real Failure in ICT4Edu: Poor Teacher Professional Development

Published on: Aug 16 2018 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
I can’t count the number of times I’ve been in a discussion that quickly shifts from a failing ICT for Education initiative, to the assumed root cause:...
Supporting Healthy Digital Platform Competition in the Georgian Agriculture Market

Supporting Healthy Digital Platform Competition in the Georgian Agriculture Market

Published on: Aug 15 2018 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
When working in international markets, there is one golden rule to ensure sustainability: make sure your interventions do not distort markets. In small markets,...
Maps, Land, Technology and Decisions – Lessons from ICTforAg

Maps, Land, Technology and Decisions – Lessons from ICTforAg

Published on: Aug 08 2018 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
How do you approach challenges such as those found in Indonesia, a country composed of 17,000 islands made up of wetlands, rugged terrain, rural villages, and dense...
How to Stop Content Death in Facebook Groups and Save Critical Program Knowledge

How to Stop Content Death in Facebook Groups and Save Critical Program Knowledge

Published on: Aug 02 2018 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
In the past couple of years, Cambodia has truly embraced the digital age with open arms and poised thumbs. In 2017, the nation of only 16 million was home to an...
The Reality of Farmer Data Privacy and Security in a Hyper-Digital Age

The Reality of Farmer Data Privacy and Security in a Hyper-Digital Age

Published on: Jul 30 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
It was the last straw in a tense discussion. She stood up and reached to unbutton her pants.In shock, the others around the table asked what she was doing. “You’ve...
Can Nepal and Cambodia Really Have Common Agricultural Data Standards?

Can Nepal and Cambodia Really Have Common Agricultural Data Standards?

Published on: Jul 16 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Can Nepal and Cambodia Really Have Common Agricultural Data Standards?
What does data-driven agricultural development in Nepal and Cambodia have in common? Yes, rice is a staple in both national cuisines (and experimental data shows...
Digital Solution Trends from Fall Armyworm Tech Prize Finalists

Digital Solution Trends from Fall Armyworm Tech Prize Finalists

Published on: Jul 09 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Digital Solution Trends from Fall Armyworm Tech Prize Finalists
It’s hard to believe that a small worm could destroy millions – millions of tons of crop yields, millions of dollars in farm income, and millions of tons...
Surprising Challenges To Our Assumptions About Agriculture

Surprising Challenges To Our Assumptions About Agriculture

Published on: Jul 04 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Surprising Challenges To Our Assumptions About Agriculture
After growing up in two of Kenya’s biggest cities, Kisumu and Nairobi, JP Murunga graduated with a degree in statistics from Kenya’s leading university –...
IYCF Image Bank: Better Visuals for Your Social and Behavior Change Programming

IYCF Image Bank: Better Visuals for Your Social and Behavior Change Programming

Published on: Jun 27 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on IYCF Image Bank: Better Visuals for Your Social and Behavior Change Programming
We’ve probably all been guilty of not putting our best foot forward, especially when it comes to developing images for our social and behavior change (SBC) programs. Maybe...
Four Lessons Learned Launching Blockchain Financial Services for NGOs

Four Lessons Learned Launching Blockchain Financial Services for NGOs

Published on: Jun 25 2018 by Guest Writer - 8 Comments
Much has been written about blockchain technology, but much of it is impenetrable to outsiders. Aid organisations are therefore dependent on the honesty and clarity...