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1.5 Billion Reasons You Need A WhatsApp Business Strategy for Your Programs

1.5 Billion Reasons You Need A WhatsApp Business Strategy for Your Programs

Published on: Feb 21 2018 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Facebook recently announced that WhatsApp has more than 1.5 billion monthly active users – 20% of the world’s population! – sending more than...
What Digital Development Future Do You Want to See in 2030?

What Digital Development Future Do You Want to See in 2030?

Published on: Feb 15 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
What is the world you want to see in 2030? What do you want it to look like? I ask this question because I am concerned. I am worried. I am afraid. What will our...
Two Blockchain Use Cases for Self-Sovereign Digital Identities

Two Blockchain Use Cases for Self-Sovereign Digital Identities

Published on: Jan 31 2018 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Of all the emerging technologies that are likely to shape the future of international development, blockchain is certainly at the peak of inflated expectations....
Introducing the Principles on Identification for Sustainable Development

Introducing the Principles on Identification for Sustainable Development

Published on: Jan 29 2018 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
The estimated 1.5 billion people in developing countries who lack proof of identity may be denied access to rights and services – they may be unable to open...
The WhatsApp Gender Gap Will Surprise You!

The WhatsApp Gender Gap Will Surprise You!

Published on: Jan 22 2018 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
We all know there is a gender gap in the usage of mobile phones and technology in general. GSMA reports that women on average are 14% less likely to own a mobile...
Are Your ICT4D Success Metrics Realistic or Fantastic?

Are Your ICT4D Success Metrics Realistic or Fantastic?

Published on: Jan 18 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Are Your ICT4D Success Metrics Realistic or Fantastic?
At a past employer, my team was talking with our farmer constituents about their adoption of our new rice-growing ICTforAg technology. The team was shocked and...
A Really Bad Blockchain Idea: Digital Identity Cards for Rohingya Refugees

A Really Bad Blockchain Idea: Digital Identity Cards for Rohingya Refugees

Published on: Jan 11 2018 by Wayan Vota - 34 Comments
The Rohingya Project claims to be a grassroots initiative that will empower Rohingya refugees with a blockchain-leveraged financial ecosystem tied to digital identity...
Please RSVP Now for USAID Digital Development Forum: The Next 10 Years

Please RSVP Now for USAID Digital Development Forum: The Next 10 Years

Published on: Jan 10 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Twenty years ago, USAID’s groundbreaking Leland Initiative helped accelerate the internet revolution in African countries. It was followed by numerous other programs,...
What Topics Should ICTworks Cover in 2018? Respond to Win a Prize!

What Topics Should ICTworks Cover in 2018? Respond to Win a Prize!

Published on: Jan 09 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
We face many problems every day in international development, from digital divides, to data divides, to gender divides, and there always seems to be a new innovation...
Apply Now: $600,000 in Grant Funding for Your Digital Health Solution

Apply Now: $600,000 in Grant Funding for Your Digital Health Solution

Published on: Jan 08 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Do you have an existing digital health solution? Do you need grant funding to support its sustained development? Does your software rank well on Digital Square’s...