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It is Time to Break Out of the Innovation Silo

It is Time to Break Out of the Innovation Silo

Published on: Oct 18 2018 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
As we know all too well, the pace of progress is falling far short of both the desperate needs in the world and the ambitions of the Sustainable Development Goals....
4 Ways to Use Fortnite in Digital Development

4 Ways to Use Fortnite in Digital Development

Published on: Oct 04 2018 by Adam Fivenson - Leave a Comment
Fortnite—a free, online multiplayer video game—has amassed more than 125 million players worldwide during the mere 14 months since it debuted in July 2017. The...
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...
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,...
Pop Quiz: What Does It Really Cost to Run an ICT for Education Program?

Pop Quiz: What Does It Really Cost to Run an ICT for Education Program?

Published on: Sep 13 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Pop Quiz: What Does It Really Cost to Run an ICT for Education Program?
As part of USAID’s Education Strategy and its goal of improved reading skills for 100 million children in primary grades, USAID mission staff wanted to know...
New GSMA Toolkit: How to Research Women’s Internet Access and Use

New GSMA Toolkit: How to Research Women’s Internet Access and Use

Published on: Sep 06 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Internet access and use has grown rapidly, however, internet growth has been unequal; the ITU estimates that, globally, women are 12% less likely than men to use...
USAID Managers Guide to Microcomputers in Development

USAID Managers Guide to Microcomputers in Development

Published on: Sep 03 2018 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Today we continue our ICT4D flashback with the 1983 USAID Managers Guide to Microcomputers in Development, which contains the first use of the phrase “artificial...
Do Mobile Phones Reduce or Reinforce Existing Gender Divides in PNG?

Do Mobile Phones Reduce or Reinforce Existing Gender Divides in PNG?

Published on: Aug 22 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
A gender digital divide is typical of many developing countries where women and girls have less access to ICT than men and boys. These divisions in the ownership...
Apply Now to Break Into Blockchain for International Development

Apply Now to Break Into Blockchain for International Development

Published on: Aug 09 2018 by Tech Change - Comments Off on Apply Now to Break Into Blockchain for International Development
Blockchain technology may have the potential to help us tackle existing development challenges and prepare governments for changes that are underway. While this...
Apply Now! $500,000 for Big Data Solutions for Agriculture

Apply Now! $500,000 for Big Data Solutions for Agriculture

Published on: Aug 01 2018 by Wayan Vota - 16 Comments
Do you want to show the power of big data analytics in agriculture? Can you analyze big data to reveal new ways to reduce hunger and poverty? Are you working on...