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3 Ways Digital Solutions Improve Cash and Voucher Assistance Programs

3 Ways Digital Solutions Improve Cash and Voucher Assistance Programs

Published on: Feb 22 2024 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Humanitarian assistance has greatly changed over the past two decades, bringing forth new mechanisms to provide assistance to persons affected by crises. Not only...
How Mobile Broadband Internet Reduced Poverty in Rural Tanzania

How Mobile Broadband Internet Reduced Poverty in Rural Tanzania

Published on: Feb 21 2024 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Enabling universal internet access is deemed as a critical step towards achieving prosperity in developing countries. In line with this target, the digital landscape...
10 Step Toolkit to Improve Messy Conversational Data for AI Chatbots

10 Step Toolkit to Improve Messy Conversational Data for AI Chatbots

Published on: Feb 08 2024 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Many direct-to-client digital services rely on interactions with real people to make decisions, provide support, and improve their platforms over time. But real...
5 Lessons Learned Running a Chatbot Service for Social Good

5 Lessons Learned Running a Chatbot Service for Social Good

Published on: Feb 07 2024 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Remember when the ICT for Development sector was buzzing with excitement (and anxiety) about brand new, game-changing tech that could revolutionize the way we can...
Can Digital Community Centers Be Financially Sustainable?

Can Digital Community Centers Be Financially Sustainable?

Published on: Jan 31 2024 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
To bridge the digital divide, digital community centers — physical spaces that provide access to the internet, technology devices, and digital skills — have...
4 Reasons Why Telecentres Matter in the Mobile Phone Era

4 Reasons Why Telecentres Matter in the Mobile Phone Era

Published on: Jan 30 2024 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
In rural areas of Africa, information and communication services provided by telecentres are instrumental in community and national development as well as improving...
Please Help Update the Digital Principles for the Next Decade

Please Help Update the Digital Principles for the Next Decade

Published on: Jan 25 2024 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
The Principles for Digital Development are relevant and valuable guidelines for the increasingly expansive ecosystem of digital development actors. The Principles...
USAID How To Guide for Bringing More Women Online

USAID How To Guide for Bringing More Women Online

Published on: Jan 17 2024 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Internet adoption and mobile phone ownership are on the rise globally, yet 2.7 billion people remain unconnected to the Internet. Within this digital divide, there...
Did You Know ICT4D Is Dead? Long Live ICT4D!

Did You Know ICT4D Is Dead? Long Live ICT4D!

Published on: Jan 11 2024 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
At the 2023 Global Digital Development Forum, I prepared a lightning talk on ICT4D and its continued use as a term to describe the intersection of tech and social...
Navigating the Moral Maze of Artificial Intelligence in the Digital Age

Navigating the Moral Maze of Artificial Intelligence in the Digital Age

Published on: Jan 10 2024 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Navigating the Moral Maze of Artificial Intelligence in the Digital Age
Imagine a future where artificial intelligence (AI) revolutionizes our lives – equitably! – a world where AI’s transformative power uplifts everyone,...