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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.

Giving Thanks to 8 Communications Platforms that Changed ICT4D

Giving Thanks to 8 Communications Platforms that Changed ICT4D

Published on: Nov 23 2023 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
Today in the USA it is the Thanksgiving holiday, which historically was a day we gave thanks for a bountiful summer harvest and successful preparations for winter....
Apply Now: $60,000 for Female Social Impact Tech Founders

Apply Now: $60,000 for Female Social Impact Tech Founders

Published on: Nov 13 2023 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Talented women are often told that a career in technology isn’t for them and recent researches shows that investors are hesitant to invest in businesses founded...
Open Question for AI4Good: AI for (whose) good?

Open Question for AI4Good: AI for (whose) good?

Published on: Oct 19 2023 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In recent years, AI for Good (AI4G) – or also AI for Social Good (AI4SG) – has become a catchy label for initiatives, gatherings and funding calls, all revolving...
Please RSVP Now: How to Update the Digital Principles for Another Decade?

Please RSVP Now: How to Update the Digital Principles for Another Decade?

Published on: Oct 16 2023 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please RSVP Now: How to Update the Digital Principles for Another Decade?
The Principles for Digital Development turn 10 years old next year, offering a great opportunity to reflect on their legacy and consider light updates to the Principles...
5 Priority Outcomes for UNHCR Digital Transformation Strategy

5 Priority Outcomes for UNHCR Digital Transformation Strategy

Published on: Aug 30 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Priority Outcomes for UNHCR Digital Transformation Strategy
The UNHCR Digital Transformation Strategy provides a unified vision and approach to realizing the rights of refugees to digital inclusion and protection as well...
What is ICT4D, Tech4Good, and Digital Development in International Development?

What is ICT4D, Tech4Good, and Digital Development in International Development?

Published on: Jul 06 2023 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on What is ICT4D, Tech4Good, and Digital Development in International Development?
In the ever-evolving landscape of international development, digital technology has been recognized as a critical tool for achieving impactful results. The intersection...
We Struggle to Make Progress on Meaningful Access to Information

We Struggle to Make Progress on Meaningful Access to Information

Published on: May 04 2023 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Information access is a fundamental driver of many of the goals in the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, yet many countries are struggling...
12 Digital Development Terms Defined by Human Rights Defenders

12 Digital Development Terms Defined by Human Rights Defenders

Published on: May 03 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 12 Digital Development Terms Defined by Human Rights Defenders
Most of the conversations surrounding technology and human rights focus on top-down solutions, quite often ignoring the lived experiences and expertise of grassroots...
ICT4D is Dead – Long Live the Metaverse in Africa!

ICT4D is Dead – Long Live the Metaverse in Africa!

Published on: Apr 26 2023 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Unlocking the Potential of the Metaverse in Africa Lightning Talk on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 1:55 PM GMT Sade Dada will share how African creators and innovators...
In the Race for Global Digital Transformation, Can We Trust AI?

In the Race for Global Digital Transformation, Can We Trust AI?

Published on: Apr 25 2023 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on In the Race for Global Digital Transformation, Can We Trust AI?
The Race for Global Digital Transformation GDDF Keynote on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 – 1 PM GMT or 9 AM Eastern Time Countries around the world are embracing...