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How Can We Use Mobile Devices for Youth Workforce Development?

How Can We Use Mobile Devices for Youth Workforce Development?

Published on: Sep 05 2012 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off on How Can We Use Mobile Devices for Youth Workforce Development?
This week the mEducation Alliance* will host its second symposium, bringing together institutions and organizations that are interested in and/or supporting...
5 mEducation Lessons Learned in BridgeIT Tanzania

5 mEducation Lessons Learned in BridgeIT Tanzania

Published on: Aug 03 2012 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 mEducation Lessons Learned in BridgeIT Tanzania
I am Samuel Suraphel and I’ve found that the benefits of technology to enhance learning, particularly in underserved communities, have not always been...
What is the development impact of .Africa and other changes in the online world?

What is the development impact of .Africa and other changes in the online world?

Published on: Aug 01 2012 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on What is the development impact of .Africa and other changes in the online world?
Recently, ICANN, the organization that controls the Internet naming system, made it possible for groups to apply for new gTLDs (names to the right of the dot, like...
How can ICT improve the lives of children and youth living in cities?

How can ICT improve the lives of children and youth living in cities?

Published on: Apr 09 2012 by Linda Raftree - 1 Comment
At the global level, a very small percentage of development funding goes to urban spaces, yet hard-hitting issues impact many of the urban poor: lack of tenure,...
Get an ICT4D Job!  Interesting Opportunities in Switzerland, Jordan, Kenya, and United States

Get an ICT4D Job! Interesting Opportunities in Switzerland, Jordan, Kenya, and United States

Published on: Jan 24 2012 by Sabina Behague - Comments Off on Get an ICT4D Job! Interesting Opportunities in Switzerland, Jordan, Kenya, and United States
Medair International provides emergency relief and rehabilitation to the most vulnerable and difficult-to-reach regions in Africa and Asia in natural disasters,...
USAID Request for Proposals: All Children Reading Grand Challenge for Development

USAID Request for Proposals: All Children Reading Grand Challenge for Development

Published on: Nov 18 2011 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), and World Vision (collectively referred...
Where are the Mobile Operators in Mobiles for Development Projects?

Where are the Mobile Operators in Mobiles for Development Projects?

Published on: Nov 09 2011 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Steve Song recently wrote a great post on 3 reasons why M4D may be bad for Development where he says that: Mobile operators have entrenched themselves with development...
Why India’s $35 Aakash Android Tablet is an EduTech Red Herring for ICT Deployments in Education

Why India’s $35 Aakash Android Tablet is an EduTech Red Herring for ICT Deployments in Education

Published on: Oct 07 2011 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
This week, India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) announced the Aakash, a “$35” Android tablet computer they are boastfully claiming...
What Should We Do About the eWaste in ICT4D?

What Should We Do About the eWaste in ICT4D?

Published on: Oct 03 2011 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on What Should We Do About the eWaste in ICT4D?
Over the past few years of activity on the Educational technology Debate forum, we’ve read a lot of many examples of how ICT in education projects have improved...
A Great Success: World Bank has a 70% failure rate with ICT4D projects to increase universal access

A Great Success: World Bank has a 70% failure rate with ICT4D projects to increase universal access

Published on: Aug 17 2011 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
We all know that developing countries have seen rapid growth in information and communication technology (ICT) access and use – from basic Internet access...