Apply Now: $170,000 to Study Digital Financial Services for Health Systems

Apply Now: $170,000 to Study Digital Financial Services for Health Systems

Published on: Sep 30 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Financial protection is at the core of universal health coverage and is one of the final coverage goals of the Sustainable Development Goals. Financial protection is achieved when direct payments made to obtain health services...
Four Years of Dashboard Design Progress with MERL Tech Data

Four Years of Dashboard Design Progress with MERL Tech Data

Published on: Sep 26 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Four Years of Dashboard Design Progress with MERL Tech Data
Data visualization (data viz) has come a long way in our MERL Tech community. Four years ago the conversation was around “so you think you want a dashboard?” which evolved to a debate on dashboards as the silver bullet...
Please Join Us: 2019 Global Digital Health Forum

Please Join Us: 2019 Global Digital Health Forum

Published on: Sep 25 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please Join Us: 2019 Global Digital Health Forum
Please RSVP Now to join us for the 2019 Global Digital Health Forum on December 9-11 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Rockville, Maryland. The Global Digital Health Forum is the leading networking...
Apply Now: $250,000 Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowships for Open Innovation

Apply Now: $250,000 Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowships for Open Innovation

Published on: Sep 23 2019 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
Mark Shuttleworth, achieved great commercial success by building a commercial enterprise on Open Source software that was by its nature available for anyone to use and remix. (He was also the first South African in space!) Although...
Do We Have Too Many Theories in Digital Development?

Do We Have Too Many Theories in Digital Development?

Published on: Sep 19 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Do We Have Too Many Theories in Digital Development?
Theory of this, theory of that. It often feels as if we have a theory for everything in international development, and in ICT4D as a subset of overall development activity. Are these theories for business development, M&E,...
Help Bridge the Language Translation Technology Digital Divide

Help Bridge the Language Translation Technology Digital Divide

Published on: Sep 18 2019 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
In the digital age, when we face a language barrier, there are a host of internet resources to overcome it. We often rely on translation platforms, dictionary apps, Wikipedia in other languages, or the simple “click to...
How Engineers Can Leverage Internet of Things for Better Development Interventions

How Engineers Can Leverage Internet of Things for Better Development Interventions

Published on: Sep 16 2019 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Typically, an engineer’s role in addressing global poverty challenges has often been confined to the engineering problem facing community, regional or national scale service interventions. Engineers focused on product...
Please Register Now: 2019 CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention

Please Register Now: 2019 CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention

Published on: Sep 12 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture platform is where information becomes power to predict, prescribe, and produce more food, more sustainably. It democratizes decades of agricultural data empowering us to mine information...
3 Reasons Why We Need Human Rights-Based Approach to Digital Media

3 Reasons Why We Need Human Rights-Based Approach to Digital Media

Published on: Sep 11 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Reasons Why We Need Human Rights-Based Approach to Digital Media
Citizen engagement and participation through the use of digital media is a crucial area of work at this point in history and is now being recognized in regulatory provisions. In July 2016 the United Nations passed a resolution...