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Please Do Not Create Yet Another Development Knowledge Portal

Please Do Not Create Yet Another Development Knowledge Portal

Published on: Aug 22 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
The symptoms are familiar. You seem to hear about a new information portal or knowledge platform for international development being launched every week. You check...
Want DFID Grant Funding? Then Use Digital Principles in Your Proposals

Want DFID Grant Funding? Then Use Digital Principles in Your Proposals

Published on: Aug 19 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
The Department for International Development (DFID) is a United Kingdom government department responsible for administering £10.9 billion GBP in overseas aid....
ICT4D Hype Cycle for 2019: AI, Blockchain, Chatbots, Data, And…

ICT4D Hype Cycle for 2019: AI, Blockchain, Chatbots, Data, And…

Published on: Aug 15 2019 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Back in 2014, we posted our first Development Hype Cycle to showcase how technologies move from initial invention to widespread application. We followed it up with...
Please Register Now: MERL Tech DC 2019 & Special Sessions

Please Register Now: MERL Tech DC 2019 & Special Sessions

Published on: Jul 18 2019 by Linda Raftree - 4 Comments
Please register to attend, or reserve a demo table for MERL Tech DC 2019 on September 5-6, 2019 at FHI 360 in Washington, DC. We will engage 300 practitioners...
Please RSVP Now: Help DFID Explore Internet of Things for Development

Please RSVP Now: Help DFID Explore Internet of Things for Development

Published on: Jul 15 2019 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
Can embedding Internet of Things (IoT) like connected buttons, sensors or other devices in development programmes complement how we collect data and help us solve...
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...
How You Can Start on Bottom-Up Data Protection Right Now

How You Can Start on Bottom-Up Data Protection Right Now

Published on: Jul 10 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How You Can Start on Bottom-Up Data Protection Right Now
As the saying goes: in 2019, every company is a data company. Being a data company, especially an international data company, has never been more complicated. There...
Apply Now: $1.5 Million for Women’s Digital Economic Empowerment

Apply Now: $1.5 Million for Women’s Digital Economic Empowerment

Published on: Jul 08 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $1.5 Million for Women’s Digital Economic Empowerment
Today, 1.7 billion women in low- and middle-income countries still do not own mobile phones. For example, in India, 67% of men own mobile phones, but only 33% percent...
How to Spend $800,000 on Facebook to Influence African Elections

How to Spend $800,000 on Facebook to Influence African Elections

Published on: May 30 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How to Spend $800,000 on Facebook to Influence African Elections
Recently, Facebook announced it removed 265 fake Facebook and Instagram accounts, Facebook Pages, Groups and events involved in a coordinated attempt to influence...
Apply Now: $150,000 Seed Funding for Your Social Venture from Orange

Apply Now: $150,000 Seed Funding for Your Social Venture from Orange

Published on: May 20 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $150,000 Seed Funding for Your Social Venture from Orange
There are thousands of innovative and socially responsible business projects in Africa and the Middle East, yet too few are known outside of the small circles where...