Use Interactive Voice Response to Reach More African Women

Use Interactive Voice Response to Reach More African Women

Published on: Jul 21 2022 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
An extract from Strong Connections As we wind our way slowly through the market in Accra, we stop to visit several clients of Opportunity International Savings & Loan (OISL), a full-service Tier 2 bank that received...
How the Mobile Network Ecosystem Supports Informal Youth Employment

How the Mobile Network Ecosystem Supports Informal Youth Employment

Published on: Jul 20 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How the Mobile Network Ecosystem Supports Informal Youth Employment
Youth employment is an enormous challenge in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA). Demographically, the region is experiencing a “youth bulge” that has left a rapidly growing workforce without enough formal jobs. Many economies have...
Apply Now: 2 Million CAD for Artificial Intelligence Health Research Hubs

Apply Now: 2 Million CAD for Artificial Intelligence Health Research Hubs

Published on: Jul 18 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: 2 Million CAD for Artificial Intelligence Health Research Hubs
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is showing promise in transforming how health systems are planned and health services are delivered across low- and middle-income countries. AI applications in sexual, reproductive...
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 first works linking ICTs to development were authored,...
Introducing the USAID Digital Government Model

Introducing the USAID Digital Government Model

Published on: Jul 13 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Introducing the USAID Digital Government Model
The role of digital technology across sectors has become undeniable in recent years and it has transformed most aspects of public and private life, including government. Technology has transformed the world’s governments...
Apply Now: $500,000 to Measure Primary Healthcare Performance

Apply Now: $500,000 to Measure Primary Healthcare Performance

Published on: Jul 11 2022 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Primary health care is a cornerstone of health care systems across the globe, address majority of a person’s health needs—physical, mental, and social Primary health care attends to individuals, families, and communities....
Apply Now: $60,000 for Your Creative Ideas to Bridge the Digital Divide

Apply Now: $60,000 for Your Creative Ideas to Bridge the Digital Divide

Published on: Jul 07 2022 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
There are 2.9 billion unconnected people across the globe, an issue that was significantly exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to UNESCO, in 10 countries across Africa, Asia, and South America, women are 30-50%...
Apply Now: £45,000 to Advise FCDO on Frontier Technologies

Apply Now: £45,000 to Advise FCDO on Frontier Technologies

Published on: Jul 04 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: £45,000 to Advise FCDO on Frontier Technologies
New technologies and methodologies are disrupting and reshaping individuals, societies and economies. Emerging capabilities like machine learning, drones, blockchain and the internet of things, can be merged with established...
6 Ways to Start Decolonizing Data for Development Today

6 Ways to Start Decolonizing Data for Development Today

Published on: Jun 30 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 6 Ways to Start Decolonizing Data for Development Today
If you work in data for development, you have likely heard about the potential of “data for good”. You might have even attended a webinar on how taking a more data-driven approach as a practitioner or social impact organization...