Apply Now: $5,000 Seed Grants for African Startup Business Entrepreneurs

Apply Now: $5,000 Seed Grants for African Startup Business Entrepreneurs

Published on: Feb 05 2024 by Wayan Vota - 146 Comments
Seed funding for business entrepreneurs in Africa is vital for catalyzing economic growth and fostering innovation across a continent brimming with potential. Start-up funding enables local talent and ideas to address unique...
Please Your Submit Session Ideas Now: Global Digital Development Forum 2024

Please Your Submit Session Ideas Now: Global Digital Development Forum 2024

Published on: Feb 01 2024 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please Your Submit Session Ideas Now: Global Digital Development Forum 2024
Please Submit Session Ideas Now for the hybrid Global Digital Development Forum on June 12-13, 2024. The 2024 Global Digital Development Forum is celebrating its 5th anniversary since being re-configured due to COVID-19....
Can Digital Community Centers Be Financially Sustainable?

Can Digital Community Centers Be Financially Sustainable?

Published on: Jan 31 2024 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
To bridge the digital divide, digital community centers — physical spaces that provide access to the internet, technology devices, and digital skills — have become a popular solution for organizations working to bring...
4 Reasons Why Telecentres Matter in the Mobile Phone Era

4 Reasons Why Telecentres Matter in the Mobile Phone Era

Published on: Jan 30 2024 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Reasons Why Telecentres Matter in the Mobile Phone Era
In rural areas of Africa, information and communication services provided by telecentres are instrumental in community and national development as well as improving the living standards of people. Telecentres are developmental...
Apply Now: $2 Million for Research to Control Artificial Intelligence

Apply Now: $2 Million for Research to Control Artificial Intelligence

Published on: Jan 29 2024 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Artificial intelligence systems that are much smarter than humans could arrive in the next 10 years. To manage potential risks these systems could pose, we need to solve a key technical problem: superhuman AI alignment (superalignment)....
Please Help Update the Digital Principles for the Next Decade

Please Help Update the Digital Principles for the Next Decade

Published on: Jan 25 2024 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
The Principles for Digital Development are relevant and valuable guidelines for the increasingly expansive ecosystem of digital development actors. The Principles were drafted in 2014 to guide the use of digital technology...
10 Examples of Successful African e-Government Digital Services

10 Examples of Successful African e-Government Digital Services

Published on: Jan 24 2024 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
What are African e-Government Services? African countries are implementing a diverse range of e-Government services, aiming to improve service delivery, enhance efficiency, and promote transparency. For example, common e-Government...
Apply Now: €250,000 for Your Food Security Technology Solution

Apply Now: €250,000 for Your Food Security Technology Solution

Published on: Jan 22 2024 by Wayan Vota - 19 Comments
In recent years, Africa has faced significant challenges in achieving food security, a situation exacerbated by factors such as climate change, population growth, and limited access to advanced agricultural technologies. However,...
What the Top 10 ICTworks Themes of 2023 Say About ICT4D in 2024

What the Top 10 ICTworks Themes of 2023 Say About ICT4D in 2024

Published on: Jan 18 2024 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on What the Top 10 ICTworks Themes of 2023 Say About ICT4D in 2024
I started ICTworks fifteen (15!) years ago to engage ICT4D leaders. Now this humble site is the blog of record for the digital development community. We have 25,000 email subscribers from around the world, with a majority...