Apply Now: $725,000 in Grant Funding for Data Scientists

Apply Now: $725,000 in Grant Funding for Data Scientists

Published on: Aug 24 2020 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
$500,000 Grants for Agricultural Data Analysis Lacuna Fund provides data scientists with the resources they need to produce new labeled datasets to address underserved populations. All datasets produced will be locally owned...
What is the Food Security Impact of COVID-19 in African Countries?

What is the Food Security Impact of COVID-19 in African Countries?

Published on: Aug 20 2020 by Wayan Vota - 9 Comments
The novel coronavirus pandemic has an immense impact on healthcare across the African continent.  South Africa in particular has become a viral hot spot, with over 600,000 cases of COIV-19 and 12,000 deaths. COVID-19 is...
The Role of Open Source Hardware in COVID-19 Digital Response

The Role of Open Source Hardware in COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Aug 19 2020 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
There has been a long history – both successful and less positive – of open source in international development. This has been driven by the creativity, unique challenges, and the low-resource reality of many settings....
Apply Now: $850,000 NIH Grant Funding for mHealth Research Projects

Apply Now: $850,000 NIH Grant Funding for mHealth Research Projects

Published on: Aug 17 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $850,000 NIH Grant Funding for mHealth Research Projects
The enormous potential for mobile technology to transform health care, personal health management, and basic health research has led to the rapid development of new health-related phone applications, sensors, and devices...
How Integrated Virtual Services Can Address Frontline Health Worker Shortages

How Integrated Virtual Services Can Address Frontline Health Worker Shortages

Published on: Aug 13 2020 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
The World Health Organization estimates that we need 18 million more frontline health workers (FLHWs) by 2030 to achieve the SDG targets and other global health aspirations. It’s a complicated problem with a dizzying array...
Inform WHO and USAID of Your Digital Health Solution for COVID-19 Response

Inform WHO and USAID of Your Digital Health Solution for COVID-19 Response

Published on: Aug 12 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Inform WHO and USAID of Your Digital Health Solution for COVID-19 Response
USAID is conducting a mapping of all existing digital health software platforms, with a particular focus tools that can be adapted for COVID-19 digital response in over 100 countries. All responses are due Friday, August...
Apply Now: $1,000,000 for African Online Safety Solutions from Google

Apply Now: $1,000,000 for African Online Safety Solutions from Google

Published on: Aug 10 2020 by Wayan Vota - 13 Comments
Over 500 million people have access to the Internet on the African continent – 40% of the population. Over 250 million Africans use smartphones for going online. Sign Up Now for Grant Funding Ideas This Internet, smartphone...
Big Data Opportunities for MERL Tech Solutions

Big Data Opportunities for MERL Tech Solutions

Published on: Aug 06 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Big Data Opportunities for MERL Tech Solutions
Big data is a big topic in other sectors but its application within monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is limited, with most reports focusing more on its potential rather than actual use. Our paper, “Big Data to Data...
The Power of Technology for Girls in COVID-19 Digital Response

The Power of Technology for Girls in COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Aug 05 2020 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit women and girls hard. Beyond the threat of the virus itself, they face a heightened risk of gender-based violence, economic stress and also a lack of access to education, healthcare and sexual...