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Apply Now: 200,000€ in Innovation Awards for Your Technology Solutions

Apply Now: 200,000€ in Innovation Awards for Your Technology Solutions

Published on: Oct 17 2018 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
Millions of people face immense basic needs supply challenges on a daily basis. Food, water, sanitation, waste management, education, healthcare, and mobility are...
4 Lessons Learned Implementing the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action Programs

4 Lessons Learned Implementing the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action Programs

Published on: Oct 15 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) approach uses age- and stage-based messaging directed toward pregnant women, new mothers and families to foster behavior...
Apply Now: £900,000 for Rural Connectivity Projects in Ghana and Uganda

Apply Now: £900,000 for Rural Connectivity Projects in Ghana and Uganda

Published on: Oct 08 2018 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Mobile internet connectivity brings a wide range of social and economic benefits by helping to promote digital inclusion and supporting the delivery of essential...
10 User-Centered Design Principles for mHealth Program Success

10 User-Centered Design Principles for mHealth Program Success

Published on: Oct 01 2018 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Mobile health services delivered over voice (IVR, helplines), text channels (SMS and USSD) and, increasingly, rich media (online content and apps), provide much-needed...
What Do We Call Ourselves Now: ICT4D? Digital Development? Or…?

What Do We Call Ourselves Now: ICT4D? Digital Development? Or…?

Published on: Sep 27 2018 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
Recently, a young Millennial was shocked when I said I was an ICT4D practitioner. She responded with a credulous, “Who calls it ICT4D anymore?” and...
6 Technologies for Monitoring and Evaluating Programs in Insecure Environments

6 Technologies for Monitoring and Evaluating Programs in Insecure Environments

Published on: Sep 26 2018 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
In some of the most insecure humanitarian contexts, monitoring aid programmes is particularly important to humanitarian organisations. Did assistance get to the...
USAID Guide: How to Use Machine Learning in International Development

USAID Guide: How to Use Machine Learning in International Development

Published on: Sep 24 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Emerging machine learning and artificial intelligence applications promise to reshape healthcare, agriculture, and democracy in the developing world, and show tremendous...
Beware the Mobile Phone Hardware Quality Divide for Rural African Women

Beware the Mobile Phone Hardware Quality Divide for Rural African Women

Published on: Sep 20 2018 by Wayan Vota - 12 Comments
We all can celebrate the massive adoption of mobile phones across the African continent, and be astonished at the rapid uptake of smartphones in countries like...
7 Transformative Digital Health Trends in International Development

7 Transformative Digital Health Trends in International Development

Published on: Sep 19 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
At the recent OpenHIE Community Meeting, I was able to meet with a wide range of digital health practitioners working for governments, donors, and implementing...
Apply Now: USAID Grant Funding for Development Innovation Ventures

Apply Now: USAID Grant Funding for Development Innovation Ventures

Published on: Sep 17 2018 by Wayan Vota - 100 Comments
USAID has relaunched its open innovation program, Development Innovation Ventures (DIV), and is now accepting grant applications for products, technologies, services,...