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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.

What the Top 10 ICTworks Posts of 2022 Tell Us About ICT4D Now

What the Top 10 ICTworks Posts of 2022 Tell Us About ICT4D Now

Published on: Jan 19 2023 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Wow! Fourteen (14!) years after I started ICTworks, this site is still going strong. ICTworks has outlasted multiple programs, projects, and even organizations....
USAID How To Guide: Using the Digital Principles in Project Design

USAID How To Guide: Using the Digital Principles in Project Design

Published on: Jan 18 2023 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
USAID design teams should be integrating the Principles for Digital Development into their project and activity design processes. The Digital Principles provide...
An Emerging Digital for Development Paradigm for ICT4D 3.0

An Emerging Digital for Development Paradigm for ICT4D 3.0

Published on: Dec 28 2022 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
What has changed in the decade or so since the ideas of a new “ICT4D 2.0” phase were first mooted? New building blocks of development: digital roles, digital...
Twitter is Dying. Join Us on Mastodon for Lively ICT4D Discussions

Twitter is Dying. Join Us on Mastodon for Lively ICT4D Discussions

Published on: Nov 25 2022 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
Two years ago, I noted that ICT4D discussions were dead on Twitter. That was very disappointing. The conversations and debates on Twitter from 2008 to around 2014...
Don’t Miss These Exciting Sessions! Register Now for FDDF 2022

Don’t Miss These Exciting Sessions! Register Now for FDDF 2022

Published on: Oct 17 2022 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
  Please RSVP Now for the Frontiers of Digital Development Forum on November 1-2 – a hybrid event for tough conversations on emerging technology brought...
6 Themes in Digital Rights and Climate & Environmental Justice

6 Themes in Digital Rights and Climate & Environmental Justice

Published on: Oct 12 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 6 Themes in Digital Rights and Climate & Environmental Justice
As the effects of the ongoing climate emergency amplify, the fight for environmental & climate justice has become more crucial than ever. While technology is...
Please RSVP Now: Frontiers of Digital Development Forum 2022

Please RSVP Now: Frontiers of Digital Development Forum 2022

Published on: Oct 03 2022 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Please RSVP Now for the Frontiers of Digital Development Forum on November 1-2 – a hybrid forum for tough conversations on frontier technology brought to...
Introducing the Artificial Intelligence Ethics Playbook from GSMA

Introducing the Artificial Intelligence Ethics Playbook from GSMA

Published on: Sep 21 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Introducing the Artificial Intelligence Ethics Playbook from GSMA
Artificial intelligence is a powerful, emerging force that is transforming business and society. The potential of these technologies to unlock benefits for organisations...
Deepfake Videos Deeply Fool Indian Social Media Users

Deepfake Videos Deeply Fool Indian Social Media Users

Published on: Aug 25 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Deepfake Videos Deeply Fool Indian Social Media Users
Our work – “It Matches My Worldview”: Examining Perceptions and Attitudes Around Fake Videos – qualitatively examines how diverse social...
Do We Still Need to be Doing ICT4D Academic Research?

Do We Still Need to be Doing ICT4D Academic Research?

Published on: Jul 14 2022 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
The field of Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) has a history that dates back some 35–40 years (Avgerou, 2017; Heeks, 2014). The...