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10 Most Valuable GitHub Repositories for Digital Development

10 Most Valuable GitHub Repositories for Digital Development

Published on: Mar 18 2020 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
GitHub is an enormous software developer network with over 30 million accounts, more than 2 million organizations, and over 96 million repositories. And yes, many...
Digital Technologies Are Part of the Climate Change Problem

Digital Technologies Are Part of the Climate Change Problem

Published on: Feb 20 2020 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
The digital technology industry is one of the least sustainable and most environmentally damaging industrial sectors in the modern world. Its leaders have long...
Can We Use IVR to Improve Care of People Living with HIV and AIDS?

Can We Use IVR to Improve Care of People Living with HIV and AIDS?

Published on: Feb 19 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Can We Use IVR to Improve Care of People Living with HIV and AIDS?
The last decade has seen a rise in the use of mobile phones in developing countries. In the paper, Supporting Treatment of People Living with HIV / AIDS in Resource...
The Digital Principles are Rooted in Collaboration and Primed for Growth

The Digital Principles are Rooted in Collaboration and Primed for Growth

Published on: Feb 13 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Digital Principles are Rooted in Collaboration and Primed for Growth
The Principles for Digital Development are one of the most successful examples of collaboration and partnership in our industry. Created for development practitioners,...
Our Open Source Software Obsession is Unhealthy in Digital Development

Our Open Source Software Obsession is Unhealthy in Digital Development

Published on: Feb 06 2020 by Guest Writer - 43 Comments
Since I am going to make some potentially controversial observations about the digital health industry and, to some extent, the development sector in general, I...
The Challenges of Teaching Literacy Skills to Somali Refugees in Dadaab

The Challenges of Teaching Literacy Skills to Somali Refugees in Dadaab

Published on: Jan 22 2020 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
In 2017, Dadaab Refugee Camp was the sixth biggest city in Kenya, with a population of 250,000. With peace returning to Somalia, organisations like the Norwegian...
Looking Back at 20 Years of ICT4D, and the Approaching Future

Looking Back at 20 Years of ICT4D, and the Approaching Future

Published on: Jan 01 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Looking Back at 20 Years of ICT4D, and the Approaching Future
I started publishing Balancing Act’s News Update in 2000. Every Sunday I would pick over a range of websites in English and French to edit a series of news items...
Lessons Learned as the First Global Humanitarian Partner for TikTok

Lessons Learned as the First Global Humanitarian Partner for TikTok

Published on: Dec 26 2019 by Guest Writer - 7 Comments
The IFRC / TikTok story started only 10 months ago when our Red Cross video guy and trend-spotter Damien Naylor suggested we take a look at the shiny new platform...
How the Honduran Disability Community Uses Digital Solutions

How the Honduran Disability Community Uses Digital Solutions

Published on: Dec 25 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How the Honduran Disability Community Uses Digital Solutions
Studies on how many disabled people live in Honduras are scarce. Results of a survey by the National Statistics Institute (INE), carried out in September 2002,...
Exploring Food Insecurity via Geospatial Data Reveals Critical Local Differences

Exploring Food Insecurity via Geospatial Data Reveals Critical Local Differences

Published on: Dec 23 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Exploring Food Insecurity via Geospatial Data Reveals Critical Local Differences
When making strategic and tactical decisions, donors, development implementers, and governments want to rely on the best available data. Until now, this data often...