New Evidence on What Educational Technology Works for Refugees and Displaced Populations – Your Weekend Long Reads

New Evidence on What Educational Technology Works for Refugees and Displaced Populations – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Apr 07 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Leave a Comment
There are over half a billion children living in countries affected by conflict and disasters, making them three times more likely to be out of school than children living in stable, but low-income countries. Further, 51%...
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 that sector, it’s as true in the broad category of MERL...
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, 2018 in beautiful Saxapahaw, North Carolina. SwitchPoint is...
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 for North Korea to assist the President in his historic...
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 literacy, helping them to participate in the knowledge society...
How to Manage Data and Measure Our Success in International Development

How to Manage Data and Measure Our Success in International Development

Published on: Mar 29 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
If the last ten years are an indicator of what to expect in the coming ten years, data will be one of the most sought-after commodities for measuring success in development work. To measure accurately, however, data must...
Apply Now! $11 Million in Grant Funding for Your Technology Projects from USAID, DFID, GSMA

Apply Now! $11 Million in Grant Funding for Your Technology Projects from USAID, DFID, GSMA

Published on: Mar 28 2018 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
We are excited to bring you five different grant funding opportunities to support your technology for development projects in disaster response, Internet connectivity, agriculture, digital financial services, and technology...
What Are Your ICT4D Challenges? Take a DIAL Survey to Learn What Helps and Hurts Us All

What Are Your ICT4D Challenges? Take a DIAL Survey to Learn What Helps and Hurts Us All

Published on: Mar 26 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on What Are Your ICT4D Challenges? Take a DIAL Survey to Learn What Helps and Hurts Us All
When it comes to the impact and practice of our ICT4D work, we’re long on stories and short on evidence. My previous organization, SIMLab, developed Frameworks on Context Analysis and Monitoring and Evaluation of technology...
The Challenges of Sustainable Edtech Ventures in Africa – Your Weekend Long Reads

The Challenges of Sustainable Edtech Ventures in Africa – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 24 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 8 Comments
Earlier this month I attended FUTUR.E.S in Africa in Casablanca, the first event to connect French, Moroccan and African digital ecosystems. Startups, academics and government shared projects in various sectors, including...