Practical Insights on Thought Leadership for ICT4D Projects

Giving Thanks to Ten Digital Development Leaders

Giving Thanks to Ten Digital Development Leaders

Published on: Nov 22 2018 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Today in the USA it is Thanksgiving, which used to be a day we gave thanks for a bountiful harvest and successful preparations for winter, but now usually means...
What Are Practical Examples of Artificial Intelligence in Development?

What Are Practical Examples of Artificial Intelligence in Development?

Published on: Nov 14 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The hype around artificial intelligence is reaching a fevered pitch in the global economy. In international development, there are Nethope webinars, TechChange...
It is Time to Break Out of the Innovation Silo

It is Time to Break Out of the Innovation Silo

Published on: Oct 18 2018 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
As we know all too well, the pace of progress is falling far short of both the desperate needs in the world and the ambitions of the Sustainable Development Goals....
What Do We Call Ourselves Now: ICT4D? Digital Development? Or…?

What Do We Call Ourselves Now: ICT4D? Digital Development? Or…?

Published on: Sep 27 2018 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
Recently, a young Millennial was shocked when I said I was an ICT4D practitioner. She responded with a credulous, “Who calls it ICT4D anymore?” and...
3 Takeaways From MERL Tech Jozi in South Africa

3 Takeaways From MERL Tech Jozi in South Africa

Published on: Aug 23 2018 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off on 3 Takeaways From MERL Tech Jozi in South Africa
Recently, MERL Tech Jozi, our first MERL Tech on the African continent, brought together a wide range of experts for two days of sharing, learning and exploring...
Why We Should Know the Origins of ICT4D Champions

Why We Should Know the Origins of ICT4D Champions

Published on: May 10 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Why We Should Know the Origins of ICT4D Champions
At the most recent gathering of ICT4D scholars in the North of England I asked how important and significant it is to research the origins of champions and leaders...
A Magnificent Milestone: DFID is 100th Endorser of Principles for Digital Development!

A Magnificent Milestone: DFID is 100th Endorser of Principles for Digital Development!

Published on: May 08 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on A Magnificent Milestone: DFID is 100th Endorser of Principles for Digital Development!
Today, DFID became the 100th endorsing organization for the Principles of Digital Development. Congratulations to the Digital Impact Alliance, DFID, and the international...
The Future of Digital Development is Local Entrepreneurship

The Future of Digital Development is Local Entrepreneurship

Published on: Apr 26 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 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 - Comments Off on DFID’s Digital Strategy for Doing Development in a Digital World
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 - Comments Off on When Will We Have Our Own Cambridge Analytica-Facebook Moment? Your Weekend Long Reads
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...