Introducing 16 Exciting Global Digital Development Forum Side Sessions

Introducing 16 Exciting Global Digital Development Forum Side Sessions

Published on: Apr 28 2022 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
The Global Digital Development Forum 2022 had so many great session submission ideas – over 470! – that we added a second day of events. GDDF is now May 4-5 2022, with over 20 hours of unique content –...
7 New Blockchain Initiatives Driving Financial Innovation Across Africa

7 New Blockchain Initiatives Driving Financial Innovation Across Africa

Published on: Apr 27 2022 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
The digital economy is booming across Africa with multiple fintech innovations using blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and Web3 to change the way Africans interact with financial services. In fact, Africa’s crypto market increased...
Where is Data Justice for the Next Billion Users in Digital Development?

Where is Data Justice for the Next Billion Users in Digital Development?

Published on: Apr 26 2022 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
In 2017, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) revealed that 210 government websites had accidentally exposed the private information of more than one billion Indian citizens, stored on the Aadhaar digital...
Apply Now: $1.2 Million for Internet Projects with Asia Pacific Communities

Apply Now: $1.2 Million for Internet Projects with Asia Pacific Communities

Published on: Apr 25 2022 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The challenges of improving Internet access are multifaceted and interrelated, particularly in developing countries. Software developers and network engineers need to have strong technical skills, entrepreneurs need an enabling...
Who Owns the Data in Global Public Health Programming?

Who Owns the Data in Global Public Health Programming?

Published on: Apr 20 2022 by Guest Writer - 7 Comments
A couple of years ago I attended the Global Digital Health Forum, where a speaker by the name of Jeff Street said something that has stuck with me ever since: “Whoever owns the data, owns the community.” Since then,...
Building Ethical Artificial Intelligence Frameworks for Humanitarian Uses

Building Ethical Artificial Intelligence Frameworks for Humanitarian Uses

Published on: Apr 19 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Building Ethical Artificial Intelligence Frameworks for Humanitarian Uses
While many artificial intelligence (AI) tools originated in the United States, Europe, and China, the development and adoption of AI in lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have been accelerating rapidly. RSVP Now...
Apply Now: €96,000 for African Artificial Intelligence Companies

Apply Now: €96,000 for African Artificial Intelligence Companies

Published on: Apr 18 2022 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
There is little doubt that artificial intelligence technologies will be transformational. Breathtaking advances will be made, extraordinary wealth will be created, and many of our social and institutional structures will...
Watch the USAID Administrator Samantha Power Keynote at GDDF 2022

Watch the USAID Administrator Samantha Power Keynote at GDDF 2022

Published on: Apr 14 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Watch the USAID Administrator Samantha Power Keynote at GDDF 2022
The Global Digital Development Forum is proud to announce that USAID Administrator Samantha Power will be giving a keynote presentation at 13:00 GMT (9am Eastern) on May 4th, 2022 – the first day of GDDF 2022. Please...
6 False Narratives to Change in Educational Technology Research

6 False Narratives to Change in Educational Technology Research

Published on: Apr 13 2022 by Mary Burns - Comments Off on 6 False Narratives to Change in Educational Technology Research
If you’ve spent any time in the technology in education world, particularly in developing country donor-funded work, you probably know the general lament about the many deficiencies of educational technology research:...