How to Mitigate Negative Algorithmic Biases in Machine Learning – Your Weekend Long Reads

How to Mitigate Negative Algorithmic Biases in Machine Learning – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Feb 02 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Machine learning models or algorithms have shown over the past few years that they can exhibit human traits like racism and sexism by misidentifying black people as gorillas (Barr, 2015) or perpetuating gender income inequality...
When Do We Stop Promoting Facebook in Digital Development?

When Do We Stop Promoting Facebook in Digital Development?

Published on: Jan 31 2019 by Wayan Vota - 11 Comments
Another day, and yet another data privacy failure at Facebook, which had over 21 major privacy scandals in 2018 alone. It was a big year, with Russian trolls, Cambridge Analytica, and multiple malicious profile data leaks. Facebook...
How You Can Responsibly Share Data in Digital Development

How You Can Responsibly Share Data in Digital Development

Published on: Jan 30 2019 by Catholic Relief Services - Leave a Comment
Whenever the issue of sharing data securely between partners or donors comes up, everyone always wants to talk about the don’ts. Don’t share via Dropbox; Don’t share via email; Don’t share via iCloud; Don’t use...
Apply Now: Digital Financial Services Bootcamp with Gates Foundation

Apply Now: Digital Financial Services Bootcamp with Gates Foundation

Published on: Jan 28 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Mobile money and banking payment systems currently operate in silos across most African countries. This locks customers, agents, and banks into rigid systems that increase costs and reduce innovation for the 2 billion people...
DFID Names Top 10 ICT4D Trends for 2019

DFID Names Top 10 ICT4D Trends for 2019

Published on: Jan 24 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on DFID Names Top 10 ICT4D Trends for 2019
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) recently launched the Frontier Technology Livestreaming programme to help UKAid apply emerging technologies to international development challenges. Frontier Technology...
What Topics Do You Want to See on ICTworks?

What Topics Do You Want to See on ICTworks?

Published on: Jan 23 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Welcome to 2019! With the start of a new year, we want to continue our multi-year tradition of asking you, our loyal reader, what you want to read about, or better yet, write about, in using information and communication...
Apply Now: 1,750,000€ African Climate Smart Agriculture Grant Funding

Apply Now: 1,750,000€ African Climate Smart Agriculture Grant Funding

Published on: Jan 21 2019 by Wayan Vota - 29 Comments
Agricultural systems worldwide are facing a triple challenge: how to sustainably increase productivity, while reducing the impact of agriculture on climate change, and increasing resilience of agriculture and food value...
Surprise! We Sell Sexy ICT4D Success Stories to Survive

Surprise! We Sell Sexy ICT4D Success Stories to Survive

Published on: Jan 17 2019 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
Recently, the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) commissioned a Baseline ICT4D Ecosystem Study to understand the current aspects and experiences of the digital development ecosystem from multiple stakeholder perspectives. Reading...
Five Ways to Improve Your Online Training Efforts in Digital Development

Five Ways to Improve Your Online Training Efforts in Digital Development

Published on: Jan 16 2019 by Tech Change - Comments Off on Five Ways to Improve Your Online Training Efforts in Digital Development
Every day, we are all tasked with supporting staff in distant offices to use new and emerging technologies. However, emails, chats, and even phone calls can only go so far, and don’t scale well, so sooner or later,...