Apply Now: $1 Million for Your Big Data Solutions for Agriculture

Apply Now: $1 Million for Your Big Data Solutions for Agriculture

Published on: Jun 03 2019 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Advances in computing power, data storage, and data communications are creating powerful tools for helping make smallholder farming and food systems more precise, profitable, and adaptive. Later this week, ICTforAg 2019...
How to Spend $800,000 on Facebook to Influence African Elections

How to Spend $800,000 on Facebook to Influence African Elections

Published on: May 30 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Recently, Facebook announced it removed 265 fake Facebook and Instagram accounts, Facebook Pages, Groups and events involved in a coordinated attempt to influence political events and elections in Nigeria, Senegal, Togo,...
4 Case Studies Using Digital Financial Services to Improve Global Health

4 Case Studies Using Digital Financial Services to Improve Global Health

Published on: May 29 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Digital financial services provide health programs with opportunities to accelerate progress toward global health goals and outcomes. Global health program managers can leverage digital financial services to improve health...
Apply Now: £1.1 Million in Grants for Humanitarian Technology Solutions

Apply Now: £1.1 Million in Grants for Humanitarian Technology Solutions

Published on: May 27 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: £1.1 Million in Grants for Humanitarian Technology Solutions
The GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund promotes innovation in the use of mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges. It supports solutions to challenges associated with: Complex Humanitarian Emergencies. Forced...
Did You Notice that Chad is Offline for a Year? It’s Not Alone

Did You Notice that Chad is Offline for a Year? It’s Not Alone

Published on: May 23 2019 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
I believe we all can agree that a government should not close off Internet access for its citizenry. To an extent, an open Internet should be a human right, and no matter how much a government might not like its citizens’...
How a Mobile Phone Game Found 50,000 High-Quality Client Leads

How a Mobile Phone Game Found 50,000 High-Quality Client Leads

Published on: May 22 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How a Mobile Phone Game Found 50,000 High-Quality Client Leads
Climate change has been a growing challenge in Madagascar, with smallholder farmers being particularly affected by increasingly frequent climate shocks. Climate risk microinsurance can improve farmer resilience – if...
Apply Now: $150,000 Seed Funding for Your Social Venture from Orange

Apply Now: $150,000 Seed Funding for Your Social Venture from Orange

Published on: May 20 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $150,000 Seed Funding for Your Social Venture from Orange
There are thousands of innovative and socially responsible business projects in Africa and the Middle East, yet too few are known outside of the small circles where they operate – or hope to. Orange S.A., the French...
What Should Donors do to Support Responsible Data?

What Should Donors do to Support Responsible Data?

Published on: May 16 2019 by Linda Raftree - 4 Comments
  Donors such as USAID have a critical role to play in encouraging greater respect and protection of the data of vulnerable individuals and groups. They can help to reduce data-related risks by bringing a values-based responsible...
How to Add Informed Consent to Your Responsible Data Practices

How to Add Informed Consent to Your Responsible Data Practices

Published on: May 15 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Add Informed Consent to Your Responsible Data Practices
Informed consent is recognized as an integral part of responsible data practices by international development and humanitarian organizations. Much debate, however, surrounds the nature of “consent” obtained, practical...