Practical Insights on Thought Leadership for ICT4D Projects

10 ICT4D Leaders

Thought Leadership in ICT4D

ICTworks authors provide innovative and strategic thinking on the use of technology to support development goals and address social and economic challenges in developing countries.  Stay up-to-date on the latest trends and best practices in the field.

ICTworks thought leaders have a deep understanding of the social, economic, and political contexts in which they work, and are able to use this understanding to identify opportunities for using technology to address development challenges. They are also able to see beyond the immediate technical issues to consider the broader implications of technology use, and are able to communicate their insights and ideas effectively to diverse audiences.

Thought leadership includes research, writing, speaking at conferences and events, and advising policy makers and development organizations on the use of technology for development. It is an important role that helps to shape the direction of the field and ensure that technology is used in a way that is effective, sustainable, and benefits the most people.

Autogenerate Your Proposal Compliance Matrix with Grant Assistant

Autogenerate Your Proposal Compliance Matrix with Grant Assistant

Published on: Jul 16 2024 by Sponsored Post - Leave a Comment
I am a seasoned grant specialist with over 15 years of experience. I can tell you that meeting all donor requirements is one of the most important aspects of proposal...
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Please RSVP Now: AI for Development Conference on Uses, Ethics and More!

Published on: Jul 09 2024 by Sponsored Post - Leave a Comment
Join us at the AI for Development Conference – a vibrant forum where innovation intersects with real-world impacts and ethics. We will explore how artificial...
4 Ways to Reduce the High Cost of Artificial Intelligence Errors

4 Ways to Reduce the High Cost of Artificial Intelligence Errors

Published on: Jun 13 2024 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Ways to Reduce the High Cost of Artificial Intelligence Errors
People make mistakes all of the time. To err is human, after all. Our organizations and institutions have evolved to manage those mistakes through training and...
15 ADB Initiatives Using Artificial Intelligence in Asia and Pacific

15 ADB Initiatives Using Artificial Intelligence in Asia and Pacific

Published on: Jun 12 2024 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
In the past years, Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) role has evolved from being a financing partner to also serving as a knowledge bank that enables the development...
Introducing the Updated Principles for Digital Development

Introducing the Updated Principles for Digital Development

Published on: May 08 2024 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Since their inception in 2014, the Principles for Digital Development have been endorsed by over 300 organizations globally – including donors, multilateral...
8 Reasons Why International Development Organizations Need Digital Development Advisors

8 Reasons Why International Development Organizations Need Digital Development Advisors

Published on: Apr 24 2024 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 8 Reasons Why International Development Organizations Need Digital Development Advisors
Recently, I was asked a very topical question by the CEO a major international relief organization, “How can international development programs leverage digital...
Introducing ICTworks Answer Bot: Ask Your ICT4D Questions and GenAI Will Answer Them

Introducing ICTworks Answer Bot: Ask Your ICT4D Questions and GenAI Will Answer Them

Published on: Mar 07 2024 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
I’ve published ICTworks for the last 15 years(!) to answer the many questions we all have on how to use information and communication technology for better...
Please Help Update the Digital Principles for the Next Decade

Please Help Update the Digital Principles for the Next Decade

Published on: Jan 25 2024 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
The Principles for Digital Development are relevant and valuable guidelines for the increasingly expansive ecosystem of digital development actors. The Principles...
What the Top 10 ICTworks Themes of 2023 Say About ICT4D in 2024

What the Top 10 ICTworks Themes of 2023 Say About ICT4D in 2024

Published on: Jan 18 2024 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on What the Top 10 ICTworks Themes of 2023 Say About ICT4D in 2024
I started ICTworks fifteen (15!) years ago to engage ICT4D leaders. Now this humble site is the blog of record for the digital development community. We have 25,000...
Did You Know ICT4D Is Dead? Long Live ICT4D!

Did You Know ICT4D Is Dead? Long Live ICT4D!

Published on: Jan 11 2024 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
At the 2023 Global Digital Development Forum, I prepared a lightning talk on ICT4D and its continued use as a term to describe the intersection of tech and social...