Practical Insights on Technology for ICT4D Projects

Data Misuse is a Timeless Problem in Development

Data Misuse is a Timeless Problem in Development

Published on: Nov 17 2022 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In the research paper, “Datafication, Power and Control in Development: A Historical Perspective on the Perils and Longevity of Data“, Katarzyna Cieslik...
Unsafe National Biometric Data Collection in 23 African Countries

Unsafe National Biometric Data Collection in 23 African Countries

Published on: Nov 16 2022 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In assessing the various laws and policies, CIPESA’s new report – Privacy Imperilled: Analysis of Surveillance, Encryption and Data Localisation Laws in...
Digital Public Goods Need Sustainable Funding for Success

Digital Public Goods Need Sustainable Funding for Success

Published on: Nov 10 2022 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Last year, the UN Global Pulse and the Digital Public Goods Alliance conducted qualitative research to understand the challenges with developing and deploying digital...
Please Give Your Feedback: USAID Draft Geospatial Strategy

Please Give Your Feedback: USAID Draft Geospatial Strategy

Published on: Oct 19 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please Give Your Feedback: USAID Draft Geospatial Strategy
Geospatial technology is essential for providing evidence to shape development progress and deliver lifesaving humanitarian assistance. We can use satellite data...
Apply Now: $285,000 for Global Sustainable Technology Solutions

Apply Now: $285,000 for Global Sustainable Technology Solutions

Published on: Oct 10 2022 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
The United Nations recently emphasized in their 2022 climate report that impactful sustainability actions are needed now to curb the worst consequences of climate...
How Many Africans Contribute to Open Source Software?

How Many Africans Contribute to Open Source Software?

Published on: Oct 06 2022 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
The current literature on analyses of African participation in global digital infrastructure reveals very low open source contribution levels from the continent....
New UNDP Handbook: How Lower-Income Cities Can Use Drones

New UNDP Handbook: How Lower-Income Cities Can Use Drones

Published on: Oct 05 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on New UNDP Handbook: How Lower-Income Cities Can Use Drones
Uncrewed aerial vehicles – UAVs, often known as drones – have garnered significant interest amongst city administrations as potential tools for public and...
How Mobile Phones are Catalyzing an African Revolution

How Mobile Phones are Catalyzing an African Revolution

Published on: Sep 14 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Mobile Phones are Catalyzing an African Revolution
The following is an excerpt from Russell Southwood’s new book, Africa 2.0 – Inside a Continent’s Communications Revolution, an ambitious 35-year history of...
Apply Now: $300,000 for Data Systems to Safeguard Human Rights

Apply Now: $300,000 for Data Systems to Safeguard Human Rights

Published on: Sep 07 2022 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Many nonprofit organizations have unique datasets that – alone or in combination with other data – may offer deeper insights into the needs of beneficiary groups,...
Introducing the NetHope Data Governance Toolkit

Introducing the NetHope Data Governance Toolkit

Published on: Aug 24 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Introducing the NetHope Data Governance Toolkit
Organizations are relying more and more on data analytics to help optimize their internal operations and process as well as make data driven decisions across all...