Apply Now: $250,000 for African Disinformation Technology Solutions

Apply Now: $250,000 for African Disinformation Technology Solutions

Published on: Feb 08 2021 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Disinformation and propaganda pose a threat to trust, cohesion, and security. The menace of fake news can no longer be ignored. Misinformation can divide society, incite violence, and undermine democracy. We need the tools...
What to Do About Racist Hardware in Digital Development?

What to Do About Racist Hardware in Digital Development?

Published on: Feb 04 2021 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
In an astonishing letter to the editor published in the December 17, 2020, edition of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), a group of five doctors from the University of Michigan Medical School presented findings...
11 AgriTech Findings From West African Smallholder Farmers

11 AgriTech Findings From West African Smallholder Farmers

Published on: Feb 03 2021 by Guest Writer - 6 Comments
The public ICT4Ag discussion is often focused on the use of smartphones and sophisticated applications. This often neglects more traditional channels and can unfairly prejudice agritech practitioners to exclude older technologies. The...
How to Get Your Session Idea into Global Digital Development Forum 2021

How to Get Your Session Idea into Global Digital Development Forum 2021

Published on: Feb 02 2021 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The Global Digital Development Forum 2021 promises to be even bigger, better, and bolder than last year’s event. We will have thousands of participants from around the world attending interesting and engaging community-driven...
Apply Now: $1.5 Million Smart Agriculture Grants from Gates Foundation

Apply Now: $1.5 Million Smart Agriculture Grants from Gates Foundation

Published on: Feb 01 2021 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
Smallholder farmers suffer from fundamental challenges to improving their own food security and their communities nutritional resilience. They face low agriculture productivity driven by multiple factors: Incomplete information...
Applying Game-Based Learning During COVID-19 Digital Response

Applying Game-Based Learning During COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Jan 28 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Game-based learning using serious computer games has a huge potential to overcome challenges faced by teachers and trainers in low-income countries. Not only does it provide a great means for distance learning, it helps...
Status of Government Policy Progress on Internet Connectivity Prices

Status of Government Policy Progress on Internet Connectivity Prices

Published on: Jan 27 2021 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
COVID-19 digital response has laid bare the scale and consequences of the digital divide and underlined the urgent need to find solutions to digital inequality. Governments are being forced to reassess priorities and step...
Apply Now: $185,000 Startup Tech Innovation Grants in Uganda, Nigeria

Apply Now: $185,000 Startup Tech Innovation Grants in Uganda, Nigeria

Published on: Jan 25 2021 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
UGX 640 Million UNICEF Uganda Innovation Fund UNICEF Uganda has launched an Innovation Fund Challenge to leverage the disruptive power of technology and enhance UNICEF’s ability to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals...
5 Steps for Measuring the Benefits and Risks of Stakeholder Data

5 Steps for Measuring the Benefits and Risks of Stakeholder Data

Published on: Jan 21 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Steps for Measuring the Benefits and Risks of Stakeholder Data
We all live in a world where we need to have good quality data, quickly and (ideally) inexpensively, for better decision making. And to share that with partners to build collaboration and transparency and make data open...