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New USAID Report: How Digital Solutions Can Support Nutrition Service Delivery

New USAID Report: How Digital Solutions Can Support Nutrition Service Delivery

Published on: Sep 23 2020 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank estimated that 47 million children younger than 5 years were moderately...
UNICEF Wants Your Input on Using Artificial Intelligence for Children

UNICEF Wants Your Input on Using Artificial Intelligence for Children

Published on: Sep 18 2020 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are fundamentally changing the world and affecting present and future generations of children. Children are already interacting...
4 Key Findings: Smallholder Farmer Use of Mobile Phones for Agriculture

4 Key Findings: Smallholder Farmer Use of Mobile Phones for Agriculture

Published on: Sep 16 2020 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
ICTforAg services and solutions disseminated through mobile phones offer the promise to connect millions of smallholder farmers and improve their access to agricultural...
We Need Better NCD Data for COVID-19 Response in LMICs

We Need Better NCD Data for COVID-19 Response in LMICs

Published on: Sep 10 2020 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
As the old adage goes, you can’t improve what you don’t measure. When it comes to containing the COVID-19 pandemic in the world’s poorest countries, there...
The State of Mobile Money in Southern African Countries

The State of Mobile Money in Southern African Countries

Published on: Sep 09 2020 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Being a young Zimbabwean who holds no faith in our banking system – mobile money has been a big part of my life. Around 49% of Zimbabweans are registered with...
Creating an Afrofeminist Internet for African Women

Creating an Afrofeminist Internet for African Women

Published on: Sep 03 2020 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
A year ago, we wanted to understand how online gender-based violence manifests across Africa, and how technology companies, which are often based out of Africa,...
9 EduTech Lessons Learned During COVID-19 Digital Response

9 EduTech Lessons Learned During COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Sep 02 2020 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Since the onset of coronavirus, the EduTech Hub Helpdesk Team has responded to requests from DFID advisers and World Bank staff across 15 countries across Africa,...
Are You Deploying Technologies of Disempowerment?

Are You Deploying Technologies of Disempowerment?

Published on: Aug 27 2020 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
As noted in Technologies of Disempowerment, several technological systems for welfare delivery and social security in India have ended up disempowering many people,...
3 Lessons Learned Implementing Digital Health Systems During COVID-19

3 Lessons Learned Implementing Digital Health Systems During COVID-19

Published on: Aug 26 2020 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
In early 2020, when COVID-19 emerged as a global pandemic and urgent public health crisis, countries all over the world scrambled to develop a rapid and effective...
The Role of Open Source Hardware in COVID-19 Digital Response

The Role of Open Source Hardware in COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Aug 19 2020 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
There has been a long history – both successful and less positive – of open source in international development. This has been driven by the creativity,...