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5 Reasons to Use Mobile-Social Learning with Healthcare Workers

5 Reasons to Use Mobile-Social Learning with Healthcare Workers

Published on: Dec 01 2022 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Digital technology can increase access to continuing professional development (CPD) for health care workers by providing educational content virtually, while enabling...
Which Digital Health Tools Are We Using to Tackle COVID-19?

Which Digital Health Tools Are We Using to Tackle COVID-19?

Published on: Nov 30 2022 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, national and local governments have turned to digital technologies to help their citizens, health care providers,...
Data Misuse is a Timeless Problem in Development

Data Misuse is a Timeless Problem in Development

Published on: Nov 17 2022 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In the research paper, “Datafication, Power and Control in Development: A Historical Perspective on the Perils and Longevity of Data“, Katarzyna Cieslik...
Unsafe National Biometric Data Collection in 23 African Countries

Unsafe National Biometric Data Collection in 23 African Countries

Published on: Nov 16 2022 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In assessing the various laws and policies, CIPESA’s new report – Privacy Imperilled: Analysis of Surveillance, Encryption and Data Localisation Laws in...
A Call to Technologists on Technology and (Dis)Empowerment

A Call to Technologists on Technology and (Dis)Empowerment

Published on: Nov 03 2022 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Several fascinating Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) innovations have emerged over the years and ICTworks has regularly profiled...
6 Themes in Digital Rights and Climate & Environmental Justice

6 Themes in Digital Rights and Climate & Environmental Justice

Published on: Oct 12 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 6 Themes in Digital Rights and Climate & Environmental Justice
As the effects of the ongoing climate emergency amplify, the fight for environmental & climate justice has become more crucial than ever. While technology is...
How Many Africans Contribute to Open Source Software?

How Many Africans Contribute to Open Source Software?

Published on: Oct 06 2022 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
The current literature on analyses of African participation in global digital infrastructure reveals very low open source contribution levels from the continent....
New UNDP Handbook: How Lower-Income Cities Can Use Drones

New UNDP Handbook: How Lower-Income Cities Can Use Drones

Published on: Oct 05 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on New UNDP Handbook: How Lower-Income Cities Can Use Drones
Uncrewed aerial vehicles – UAVs, often known as drones – have garnered significant interest amongst city administrations as potential tools for public and...
Is Digital Health Part of the Climate Crisis Problem or Solution?

Is Digital Health Part of the Climate Crisis Problem or Solution?

Published on: Sep 29 2022 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
What is the biggest challenge to health this century? And will digital health make it better or worse? The answer to the first question is that the greatest threat...
Does Digital Development Foster Adverse Digital Incorporation?

Does Digital Development Foster Adverse Digital Incorporation?

Published on: Sep 22 2022 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Digital systems are significantly associated with inequality in the global South. That association has traditionally been understood in terms of the digital divide...