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Apply Now: $500,000 WhatsApp Grants for Social Justice Organizations

Apply Now: $500,000 WhatsApp Grants for Social Justice Organizations

Published on: Apr 05 2021 by Wayan Vota - 22 Comments
Billions of people all over the world use WhatsApp to stay connected to friends and family. Governments, NGOs and charities use WhatsApp to support COVID-19 digital...
How to Get Your Session Idea into Global Digital Development Forum 2021

How to Get Your Session Idea into Global Digital Development Forum 2021

Published on: Feb 02 2021 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The Global Digital Development Forum 2021 promises to be even bigger, better, and bolder than last year’s event. We will have thousands of participants from...
Is Twitter Now Dead for Lively #ICT4D Discussions? Asking for a Friend…

Is Twitter Now Dead for Lively #ICT4D Discussions? Asking for a Friend…

Published on: Dec 30 2020 by Wayan Vota - 28 Comments
#ICT4D Twitter Used to be Great I remember a heyday of Twitter for ICT4D discussions. Around 2009-2010, Twitter was the place to be for great digital development...
3 Reasons Why You Should Be Paying for Digital Engagement Now

3 Reasons Why You Should Be Paying for Digital Engagement Now

Published on: May 14 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Reasons Why You Should Be Paying for Digital Engagement Now
It’s free to post on social media, so why should resource-strapped NGOs pay to engage users through digital channels? The answer is simple: scale, efficiency,...
How Content Publishers Can Contribute to COVID-19 Digital Response

How Content Publishers Can Contribute to COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Apr 15 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Content Publishers Can Contribute to COVID-19 Digital Response
You can to contribute significantly to Covid-19 Digital Response efforts whether you work in the digital health space or not. You can be involved in responding...
Looking Back at 20 Years of ICT4D, and the Approaching Future

Looking Back at 20 Years of ICT4D, and the Approaching Future

Published on: Jan 01 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Looking Back at 20 Years of ICT4D, and the Approaching Future
I started publishing Balancing Act’s News Update in 2000. Every Sunday I would pick over a range of websites in English and French to edit a series of news items...
Lessons Learned as the First Global Humanitarian Partner for TikTok

Lessons Learned as the First Global Humanitarian Partner for TikTok

Published on: Dec 26 2019 by Guest Writer - 7 Comments
The IFRC / TikTok story started only 10 months ago when our Red Cross video guy and trend-spotter Damien Naylor suggested we take a look at the shiny new platform...
3 Ways to Leverage Social Media Outreach in HIV Programs

3 Ways to Leverage Social Media Outreach in HIV Programs

Published on: Dec 11 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 3 Ways to Leverage Social Media Outreach in HIV Programs
HIV programs have progressed and innovated over the years by continually using new online and virtual platforms and implementing them with increasing levels of...
Is the Era of SMS Dead? Long Live Interactive Voice Response!

Is the Era of SMS Dead? Long Live Interactive Voice Response!

Published on: Aug 21 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The death of SMS text messages has been foretold many times in the past. However, they are still the best low-tech way to reach everyone with a mobile phone. Or...
Nollywood: A Secret Weapon for African Social and Behavior Change

Nollywood: A Secret Weapon for African Social and Behavior Change

Published on: Jul 11 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Years ago, I remember debating the design of an intervention meant to increase the role of women in Africa society. The budget was relatively small, but the donor...