Practical Insights on India

Cybersecurity is a Development Challenge: USAID Digital Strategy Update

Cybersecurity is a Development Challenge: USAID Digital Strategy Update

Published on: Apr 29 2021 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Please RSVP Now to learn more about USAID’s Digital Strategy at the Global Digital Development Forum on May 5. Our amazing agenda features multiple sessions...
Apply Now: $400,000 for Health Services Chatbots in  Kenya, Nigeria, India

Apply Now: $400,000 for Health Services Chatbots in Kenya, Nigeria, India

Published on: Apr 20 2021 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
Conversational chatbots put people at the center of care and deliver better health outcomes through sustained engagement and connection to the right health services...
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...
How Will Digital Yellow Card Certificates Track COVID-19 Immunizations?

How Will Digital Yellow Card Certificates Track COVID-19 Immunizations?

Published on: Dec 03 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How Will Digital Yellow Card Certificates Track COVID-19 Immunizations?
We can finally foresee the end of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Global pharmaceutical companies are developing vaccines for COVID-19. Soon, there will be widespread...
3 Ways Aadhaar Data Reinforce Existing Digital Inequalities in India

3 Ways Aadhaar Data Reinforce Existing Digital Inequalities in India

Published on: Oct 22 2020 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Digital identity as a tool of governance promises the inclusion of the marginalised and undocumented populations. There are major efforts globally under programs...
Apply Now: $3.3 Million in Project Funding to Close Gender Digital Divide

Apply Now: $3.3 Million in Project Funding to Close Gender Digital Divide

Published on: Oct 19 2020 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Digital technologies are revolutionizing the way we access information, financing, and networks—all critical tools for fully participating in the global economy....
Are You Deploying Technologies of Disempowerment?

Are You Deploying Technologies of Disempowerment?

Published on: Aug 27 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Are You Deploying Technologies of Disempowerment?
As noted in Technologies of Disempowerment, several technological systems for welfare delivery and social security in India have ended up disempowering many people,...
The Power of Technology for Girls in COVID-19 Digital Response

The Power of Technology for Girls in COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Aug 05 2020 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit women and girls hard. Beyond the threat of the virus itself, they face a heightened risk of gender-based violence, economic stress...
What Are User Perceptions of Internet Trust and Privacy in India and Ghana?

What Are User Perceptions of Internet Trust and Privacy in India and Ghana?

Published on: Jul 01 2020 by Kristen Roggemann - Comments Off on What Are User Perceptions of Internet Trust and Privacy in India and Ghana?
It’s been a hard couple of years for the internet. Between election interference via social media platforms, disinformation going viral and facilitating genocides,...
3 Reasons Why You Should Be Paying for Digital Engagement Now

3 Reasons Why You Should Be Paying for Digital Engagement Now

Published on: May 14 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Reasons Why You Should Be Paying for Digital Engagement Now
It’s free to post on social media, so why should resource-strapped NGOs pay to engage users through digital channels? The answer is simple: scale, efficiency,...