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3 Reasons Why We Need Human Rights-Based Approach to Digital Media

3 Reasons Why We Need Human Rights-Based Approach to Digital Media

Published on: Sep 11 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Citizen engagement and participation through the use of digital media is a crucial area of work at this point in history and is now being recognized in regulatory...
Caution! Data Quantity Does NOT Equal Data Quality

Caution! Data Quantity Does NOT Equal Data Quality

Published on: Sep 05 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Revenue administrations collect large amounts of data on individuals and firms in the course of their work. Increasingly, this data is digitised. The use of digital...
Apply Now: Paid Science & Technology Policy Fellowships in Washington DC

Apply Now: Paid Science & Technology Policy Fellowships in Washington DC

Published on: Aug 26 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Are you a scientist or engineer? Do you want to learn first-hand about policymaking? To contribute your knowledge and analytical skills for better government services?...
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...
Heads Up! USAID CIO Wants to Review All Your Technology Contracts

Heads Up! USAID CIO Wants to Review All Your Technology Contracts

Published on: Apr 18 2019 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
On March 21, 2019, USAID posted to the Federal Registry a proposed rule that would amend the USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), which is derived from the Federal...
Do You Trust Apple and Google More Than Your Government?

Do You Trust Apple and Google More Than Your Government?

Published on: Mar 14 2019 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Lesson I: Never take candy from strangers, unless they are a multinational tech corporation When I was younger, I was taught that the ridges and patterns found...
Who Do You Trust More With Your DNA Data: Kenya or 23andMe?

Who Do You Trust More With Your DNA Data: Kenya or 23andMe?

Published on: Feb 28 2019 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Who do you trust with your biometric data: fingerprints, retinal scans, and most of all, your DNA? Do you trust your own government? What about the government of...
DER Senegal: Innovative Government Funding for African Entrepreneurship

DER Senegal: Innovative Government Funding for African Entrepreneurship

Published on: Dec 19 2018 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Most of the coverage of La Délégation Générale à l’Entreprenariat Rapide – “la DER” in Senegal fund has been in French, yet the Rapid Entrepreneurship...
Are Government Water ATM Stations Really Pro-Poor?

Are Government Water ATM Stations Really Pro-Poor?

Published on: Dec 13 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
There is no question that water ATMs – automated water dispensing units that can provide communities with 24/7 safe water access – are an intriguing...
Which African Governments Spy on Technology Users the Most?

Which African Governments Spy on Technology Users the Most?

Published on: Sep 21 2017 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Governments can legally spy on their residents in many ways, most of them hidden from our purview. However, telecommunications companies, now often a target of...