Practical Insights on Technology for ICT4D Projects

Apply Now! $255,000 Grant Funding for Internet Access, Security and Data

Apply Now! $255,000 Grant Funding for Internet Access, Security and Data

Published on: May 11 2020 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Internet access is a fundamental aspect for the full exercise of our human rights, according to the United Nations. The Internet enables greater access to information...
Apply Now: £500,000 DFID Grant Funding for COVID-19 Digital Response

Apply Now: £500,000 DFID Grant Funding for COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Apr 28 2020 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Governments and civil society in low- and middle-income countries often lack the digital infrastructure to capture, share, and use data in the timescales and distance...
4 Ways to Use National Data in African COVID-19 Digital Response

4 Ways to Use National Data in African COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Apr 23 2020 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
At Cooper/Smith, we are working with Malawi’s Ministry of Health to help them prepare for and fight COVID-19. Here is what we did – other countries might...
10 Most Valuable GitHub Repositories for Digital Development

10 Most Valuable GitHub Repositories for Digital Development

Published on: Mar 18 2020 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
GitHub is an enormous software developer network with over 30 million accounts, more than 2 million organizations, and over 96 million repositories. And yes, many...
3 Ways the Data Visualization Society Helps You with DataViz Problems

3 Ways the Data Visualization Society Helps You with DataViz Problems

Published on: Feb 27 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Ways the Data Visualization Society Helps You with DataViz Problems
Just about everyone I know in the ICT4D community has interacted with, presented, or created a chart, dashboard, infographic, or other data visualization. We’ve...
10 Insights on Mobile Usage by Persons with Disabilities in Kenya and Bangladesh

10 Insights on Mobile Usage by Persons with Disabilities in Kenya and Bangladesh

Published on: Feb 26 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 10 Insights on Mobile Usage by Persons with Disabilities in Kenya and Bangladesh
Over a billion people worldwide live with a form of disability. This represents 15 per cent of the global population; 80 per cent of whom live in a low- or middle-income...
Digital Technologies Are Part of the Climate Change Problem

Digital Technologies Are Part of the Climate Change Problem

Published on: Feb 20 2020 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
The digital technology industry is one of the least sustainable and most environmentally damaging industrial sectors in the modern world. Its leaders have long...
Our Open Source Software Obsession is Unhealthy in Digital Development

Our Open Source Software Obsession is Unhealthy in Digital Development

Published on: Feb 06 2020 by Guest Writer - 43 Comments
Since I am going to make some potentially controversial observations about the digital health industry and, to some extent, the development sector in general, I...
What a Cloudy Future of OpenLMIS Means for Open Source Software

What a Cloudy Future of OpenLMIS Means for Open Source Software

Published on: Feb 05 2020 by Wayan Vota - 13 Comments
OpenLMIS is an open source global good for digital health that was purpose-built to be an electronic logistics management information system (LMIS) for health commodity...
Apply Now: $75,000 for Open Source Software Sustainability Planning

Apply Now: $75,000 for Open Source Software Sustainability Planning

Published on: Feb 03 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $75,000 for Open Source Software Sustainability Planning
Expensive mainstream proprietary software from advanced markets isn’t appropriate for many resource-constrained contexts in international development. Open Source...