Practical Insights on Thought Leadership for ICT4D Projects

Global Digital Development Forum Was a 2,600 Participant Success! What Did We Learn?

Global Digital Development Forum Was a 2,600 Participant Success! What Did We Learn?

Published on: May 21 2020 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
On May 6th, we hosted the inaugural Global Digital Development Forum that engaged over 2,600 participants during 16-hours of nonstop sessions from 4:00 GMT to 20:00...
Please RSVP Now: Global Digital Development Forum – a Virtual ICT4D Conference

Please RSVP Now: Global Digital Development Forum – a Virtual ICT4D Conference

Published on: Mar 30 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please RSVP Now: Global Digital Development Forum – a Virtual ICT4D Conference
We are all rapidly mobilizing for COVID-19 Digital Response. At the same time, we still need to solve long-term challenges to achieve the Sustainable Development...
Coronavirus Canceled Your Conference – Let’s Organize a Virtual Event!

Coronavirus Canceled Your Conference – Let’s Organize a Virtual Event!

Published on: Mar 05 2020 by Wayan Vota - 67 Comments
With over 95,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in 76 countries and over 3,200 deaths globally, in-person events are being canceled at an accelerated rate....
The Digital Principles are Rooted in Collaboration and Primed for Growth

The Digital Principles are Rooted in Collaboration and Primed for Growth

Published on: Feb 13 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Digital Principles are Rooted in Collaboration and Primed for Growth
The Principles for Digital Development are one of the most successful examples of collaboration and partnership in our industry. Created for development practitioners,...
Giving Thanks to 10 ICT4D Initiatives that Changed Development

Giving Thanks to 10 ICT4D Initiatives that Changed Development

Published on: Nov 28 2019 by Wayan Vota - 10 Comments
Today in the USA it is Thanksgiving, which historically was a day we gave thanks for a bountiful summer harvest and successful preparations for winter. These days...
What is in USAID’s First Ever Digital Development Strategy?

What is in USAID’s First Ever Digital Development Strategy?

Published on: Oct 24 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on What is in USAID’s First Ever Digital Development Strategy?
Building on decades of USAID leadership in digital development, soon USAID will launch its first Digital Strategy (2019-2024), an Agency-wide vision for development...
Do We Have Too Many Theories in Digital Development?

Do We Have Too Many Theories in Digital Development?

Published on: Sep 19 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Do We Have Too Many Theories in Digital Development?
Theory of this, theory of that. It often feels as if we have a theory for everything in international development, and in ICT4D as a subset of overall development...
How Engineers Can Leverage Internet of Things for Better Development Interventions

How Engineers Can Leverage Internet of Things for Better Development Interventions

Published on: Sep 16 2019 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Typically, an engineer’s role in addressing global poverty challenges has often been confined to the engineering problem facing community, regional or national...
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 - Comments Off on Please Do Not Create Yet Another Development Knowledge Portal
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...
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...