Practical Insights on Solutions for ICT4D Projects

What is ICT4D Solution?What is an ICT4D Solution in International Development?

An ICT4D Solution is the use of digital tools in international development programs to accelerate social and economic advancement of poor and marginalized communities. ICT4D Solutions can support education, health, agriculture, economic goals using innovative technologies or methodologies. The Principles of Digital Development guide development professionals in successful local project interventions and national program deployments.

Examples of ICT4D Solutions

Please find below an ever-expanding list of successful ICT4D Solutions deployed by international development practitioners and humanitarian relief agencies.

2 Real-World GenAI Chatbot Solutions for Better Health and Education Impact

2 Real-World GenAI Chatbot Solutions for Better Health and Education Impact

Published on: Sep 14 2023 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 2 Real-World GenAI Chatbot Solutions for Better Health and Education Impact
Generative AI is at the top of the hype cycle with everyone claiming they have the first or best or newest use in international development. While there is much...
7 Lessons Learned Using Chatbots in Humanitarian Programs

7 Lessons Learned Using Chatbots in Humanitarian Programs

Published on: Sep 13 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 7 Lessons Learned Using Chatbots in Humanitarian Programs
A chatbot can be defined as “a computer program designed to simulate conversation with human users, especially over the Internet”. Chatbots are trained to respond...
Apply Now: $100,000 for Your New Frontier Technology Solutions

Apply Now: $100,000 for Your New Frontier Technology Solutions

Published on: Jun 26 2023 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Frontier technology solutions are innovative applications of emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science,...
Caution: Free Generative AI Solutions Like ChatGPT Don’t Understand USAID – Yet

Caution: Free Generative AI Solutions Like ChatGPT Don’t Understand USAID – Yet

Published on: Jun 22 2023 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
I know you are excited to explore consumer-grade tools like ChatGPT in your work. We had a Technology Salon that asked how Generative AI solutions can improve international...
The Rise of Digital Transportation Solutions in African Countries

The Rise of Digital Transportation Solutions in African Countries

Published on: Jun 21 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Rise of Digital Transportation Solutions in African Countries
Across the world, effective transport systems are integral to the growth and development of cities. However, in Africa, these systems face a few challenges which...
4 Social Impact Projects Using Emerging Technologies in Indonesia

4 Social Impact Projects Using Emerging Technologies in Indonesia

Published on: May 11 2023 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 4 Social Impact Projects Using Emerging Technologies in Indonesia
Indonesia is a country that faces various humanitarian challenges, such as natural disasters, conflicts, displacement, poverty, and health crises. To address these...
6 Examples of Artificial Intelligence Projects for Climate Justice in Kenya

6 Examples of Artificial Intelligence Projects for Climate Justice in Kenya

Published on: May 02 2023 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 6 Examples of Artificial Intelligence Projects for Climate Justice in Kenya
Artificial intelligence solutions hold significant potential for addressing climate justice in Africa. Startup companies are increasingly utilizing AI across the...
Digital Innovation is Not Free. We Need Low-Tech Options Now

Digital Innovation is Not Free. We Need Low-Tech Options Now

Published on: Mar 30 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Digital Innovation is Not Free. We Need Low-Tech Options Now
The past few months saw a lot of buzz around emerging digital technologies. There wasn’t a week going by without news of AI-enabled tools that create sophisticated...
4 Quantum Computing Opportunities for African Countries

4 Quantum Computing Opportunities for African Countries

Published on: Jan 25 2023 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 4 Quantum Computing Opportunities for African Countries
  Artificial intelligence has aided technological innovation as digitalised data continued to grow, and thus many economies depended on its applications in...
We Need to Build Minimum Valuable Products for Social Impact

We Need to Build Minimum Valuable Products for Social Impact

Published on: Jan 05 2023 by Laura Scanlon - 5 Comments
With digital becoming increasingly mainstream in the social impact sector, more organisations are practising Agile development – the way of working used to...