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Apply Now: FREE Masters Degree in Artificial Intelligence for Africans

Apply Now: FREE Masters Degree in Artificial Intelligence for Africans

Published on: Feb 11 2019 by Wayan Vota - 24 Comments
The artificial intelligence revolution offers a unique chance to improve lives without opening up and exacerbating global inequalities – if we widen who works...
For Better or Worse: ICT4D is Open Source Software

For Better or Worse: ICT4D is Open Source Software

Published on: Feb 07 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Previously, I wrote about how the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) showed that we sell sexy ICT4D success stories to survive in their recent Baseline ICT4D Ecosystem...
Apply Now: $1.8 Million in Seed Funding for Artificial Intelligence Startups

Apply Now: $1.8 Million in Seed Funding for Artificial Intelligence Startups

Published on: Feb 04 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $1.8 Million in Seed Funding for Artificial Intelligence Startups
The UNICEF Innovation Fund’s Data Science Call for Proposals seeks to invest in innovative companies that are using data science, machine learning, artificial...
When Do We Stop Promoting Facebook in Digital Development?

When Do We Stop Promoting Facebook in Digital Development?

Published on: Jan 31 2019 by Wayan Vota - 11 Comments
Another day, and yet another data privacy failure at Facebook, which had over 21 major privacy scandals in 2018 alone. It was a big year, with Russian trolls, Cambridge...
Apply Now: Digital Financial Services Bootcamp with Gates Foundation

Apply Now: Digital Financial Services Bootcamp with Gates Foundation

Published on: Jan 28 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: Digital Financial Services Bootcamp with Gates Foundation
Mobile money and banking payment systems currently operate in silos across most African countries. This locks customers, agents, and banks into rigid systems that...
DFID Names Top 10 ICT4D Trends for 2019

DFID Names Top 10 ICT4D Trends for 2019

Published on: Jan 24 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on DFID Names Top 10 ICT4D Trends for 2019
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) recently launched the Frontier Technology Livestreaming programme to help UKAid apply emerging technologies...
What Topics Do You Want to See on ICTworks?

What Topics Do You Want to See on ICTworks?

Published on: Jan 23 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Welcome to 2019! With the start of a new year, we want to continue our multi-year tradition of asking you, our loyal reader, what you want to read about, or better...
Apply Now: 1,750,000€ African Climate Smart Agriculture Grant Funding

Apply Now: 1,750,000€ African Climate Smart Agriculture Grant Funding

Published on: Jan 21 2019 by Wayan Vota - 29 Comments
Agricultural systems worldwide are facing a triple challenge: how to sustainably increase productivity, while reducing the impact of agriculture on climate change,...
Surprise! We Sell Sexy ICT4D Success Stories to Survive

Surprise! We Sell Sexy ICT4D Success Stories to Survive

Published on: Jan 17 2019 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
Recently, the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) commissioned a Baseline ICT4D Ecosystem Study to understand the current aspects and experiences of the digital development...
Apply Now: $25 Million in Artificial Intelligence Grants from Google

Apply Now: $25 Million in Artificial Intelligence Grants from Google

Published on: Jan 14 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Google believes that artificial intelligence and machine learning can provide new ways of approaching problems and meaningfully improve social and economic development. They...