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Apply Now: $250,000 Project Funding for FinTech Innovations

Apply Now: $250,000 Project Funding for FinTech Innovations

Published on: Apr 22 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
More than 90% of companies in the developing countries of Asia and the Pacific are micro, small and medium sized companies (MSMEs) and 40% experience constraints...
Heads Up! USAID CIO Wants to Review All Your Technology Contracts

Heads Up! USAID CIO Wants to Review All Your Technology Contracts

Published on: Apr 18 2019 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
On March 21, 2019, USAID posted to the Federal Registry a proposed rule that would amend the USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), which is derived from the Federal...
Apply Now: $300,000 for UAV Drone Delivery and Imagery Solutions

Apply Now: $300,000 for UAV Drone Delivery and Imagery Solutions

Published on: Apr 15 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
 A significant financing deficit lies between Africa’s current reality and the mobility that it both needs and aspires to. Unmanned aerial vehicles and cargo...
6 Data-Driven Reasons to Join Us at SwitchPoint 2019

6 Data-Driven Reasons to Join Us at SwitchPoint 2019

Published on: Apr 11 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Please register now to join your peers and colleagues at SwitchPoint 2019, where humanitarian innovation, global health & technology collide on April 25-26,...
How to Use the Digital Principles to Evaluate ICT4D Solutions

How to Use the Digital Principles to Evaluate ICT4D Solutions

Published on: Apr 10 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Back in 2014, I was excited to help lead the adoption efforts for the Principles for Digital Development, nine living guidelines that are designed to help integrate...
Wow! 10 Years of ICTworks in Your Inbox

Wow! 10 Years of ICTworks in Your Inbox

Published on: Apr 08 2019 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Thank you, dear readers, for supporting ICTworks as we pass an amazing milestone. 10 years ago today – April 8th, 2009 – we launched ICTworks with a...
EduTech Surprise! SMS Beats WhatsApp for Teen Test Prep

EduTech Surprise! SMS Beats WhatsApp for Teen Test Prep

Published on: Apr 04 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Secondary school students in Cameroon spend the entire last month of their final year in school preparing for their Baccalaureate. Passing it and scoring well marks...
5 Reasons Why Educational Laptops Were Doomed in Papua New Guinea

5 Reasons Why Educational Laptops Were Doomed in Papua New Guinea

Published on: Mar 28 2019 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
Back in the day, One Laptop Per Child promised a digital revolution in education. By handing out “$100 laptops” to children, and for the most part sidelining...
DHIRT: How Donors Will Evaluate Your Digital Health Proposal

DHIRT: How Donors Will Evaluate Your Digital Health Proposal

Published on: Mar 27 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
It’s no secret that donors like USAID, DFID, and the Gates Foundation, and national governments struggle to evaluate digital health solutions embedded in program...
Apply Now: $100,000 Grant Funding for Open Source Software Projects

Apply Now: $100,000 Grant Funding for Open Source Software Projects

Published on: Mar 25 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Expensive mainstream software from advanced markets isn’t appropriate for many specialized contexts in international development. Open Source software has...