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The Future of Digital Development is Local Entrepreneurship

The Future of Digital Development is Local Entrepreneurship

Published on: Apr 26 2018 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
The future of digital development: who’s building it? This is Yar Zar Min Htoo and his cousin Michael Lwin. Six years ago they decided they wanted to use technology...
DFID’s Digital Strategy for Doing Development in a Digital World

DFID’s Digital Strategy for Doing Development in a Digital World

Published on: Apr 23 2018 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
I’m Frances Sibbet, the Digital Service Lead at the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). This is the lightning talk I delivered at the Digital...
When Will We Have Our Own Cambridge Analytica-Facebook Moment? Your Weekend Long Reads

When Will We Have Our Own Cambridge Analytica-Facebook Moment? Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Apr 21 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Leave a Comment
Facebook currently has a Cambridge Analytica problem. It is under severe pressure to explain how 87 million users had their personal data leaked and offer assurances...
Here is Your Chance to Help UNESCO Create Digital Inclusion Guidelines  – Your Weekend Long Reads

Here is Your Chance to Help UNESCO Create Digital Inclusion Guidelines – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Apr 14 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Leave a Comment
In 2018 around half the world’s population will be online, which is a major achievement. It also means there is still much work to be done to include the other...
Please Register Now for MERL Tech DC 2018 and Submit Your Session Ideas

Please Register Now for MERL Tech DC 2018 and Submit Your Session Ideas

Published on: Apr 09 2018 by Linda Raftree - Leave a Comment
Please sign up to present, register to attend, or reserve a demo table for MERL Tech DC 2018 on September 6-7, 2018 at FHI 360 in Washington, DC. We will engage...
3 Stages of ICT4D Solution Maturity: From Pilots to Professionalization

3 Stages of ICT4D Solution Maturity: From Pilots to Professionalization

Published on: Apr 05 2018 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Needs, markets, and innovation combine to produce technological change. This is as true in the international development sector as it is anywhere else. And within...
5 Reasons to Join Us at SwitchPoint 2018

5 Reasons to Join Us at SwitchPoint 2018

Published on: Apr 04 2018 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Please register now to join your peers and colleagues at SwitchPoint 2018, where humanitarian innovation, global health & technology collide on April 26-27,...
Breaking News: President Trump Appoints a Special Envoy for North Korea Negotiations

Breaking News: President Trump Appoints a Special Envoy for North Korea Negotiations

Published on: Apr 01 2018 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON, D.C. – For Immediate Release, April 1, 2017 – The White House is proud to announce that President Donald J. Trump has appointed a new special envoy...
Six Practices to Increase Digital Inclusion – Your Weekend Long Reads

Six Practices to Increase Digital Inclusion – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 31 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Leave a Comment
UNESCO, in partnership with Pearson, has released the final batch of case studies of digital solutions that are inclusive for people with low skills and low...
How to Stop Innovation Madness? The Old Way: Change Only One Thing at a Time

How to Stop Innovation Madness? The Old Way: Change Only One Thing at a Time

Published on: Mar 22 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
I have seen a lot of ICT4D innovations struggle because the initiatives try to innovate on too many things at the same time: a) a social or managerial or accountability,...