Practical Insights on Big Data

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...
Apply Now: $1 Million Grant Funding for Agricultural Disease Surveillance Data

Apply Now: $1 Million Grant Funding for Agricultural Disease Surveillance Data

Published on: Oct 29 2018 by Wayan Vota - 12 Comments
Farmers in low-income countries struggle to protect their crops from pests and disease like the Fall Armyworm. They are unprepared and ill-equipped to respond effectively...
Apply Now! $500,000 for Big Data Solutions for Agriculture

Apply Now! $500,000 for Big Data Solutions for Agriculture

Published on: Aug 01 2018 by Wayan Vota - 16 Comments
Do you want to show the power of big data analytics in agriculture? Can you analyze big data to reveal new ways to reduce hunger and poverty? Are you working on...
Apply Now! 1 Million Euros for African ICT4D Projects Supporting the SDGs

Apply Now! 1 Million Euros for African ICT4D Projects Supporting the SDGs

Published on: Jul 23 2018 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Are you working on a digital development solution to support the Sustainable Development Goals in one of the 14 partner countries of the Belgian bilateral cooperation?...
6 Reasons to Join TechChange Course on Agriculture, Innovation, and Technology

6 Reasons to Join TechChange Course on Agriculture, Innovation, and Technology

Published on: May 21 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 6 Reasons to Join TechChange Course on Agriculture, Innovation, and Technology
Smallholder farmers make up over half of the world’s food-insecure populations in developing countries. These farmers face numerous challenges: decreasing land...
5 Reasons to Join Us at SwitchPoint 2018

5 Reasons to Join Us at SwitchPoint 2018

Published on: Apr 04 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Join Us at SwitchPoint 2018
Please register now to join your peers and colleagues at SwitchPoint 2018, where humanitarian innovation, global health & technology collide on April 26-27,...
How to Have Algorithmic Accountability in ICT4D – Your Weekend Long Reads

How to Have Algorithmic Accountability in ICT4D – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 17 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 2 Comments
As we saw recently, when it comes to big data for public services there needs to be algorithmic accountability. People need to understand not only what data is...
3 Data Types Every ICT4D Organization Needs – Your Weekend Long Reads

3 Data Types Every ICT4D Organization Needs – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 10 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on 3 Data Types Every ICT4D Organization Needs – Your Weekend Long Reads
After five years researching the effectiveness of non-profit organizations (NPOs) in the USA, Stanford University lecturer Kathleen Kelly Janus found that while...
Every Big Data Algorithm Needs a Data Storyteller and Data Activist – Your Weekend Long Reads

Every Big Data Algorithm Needs a Data Storyteller and Data Activist – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 03 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 2 Comments
The use of big data by public institutions is increasingly shaping peoples’ lives. In the USA, algorithms influence the criminal justice system through risk...
Your Organization is Not Ready for Big Data

Your Organization is Not Ready for Big Data

Published on: Oct 19 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Your Organization is Not Ready for Big Data
Big Data for Development. You’ve heard that sentence/question/presentation title before. We’ve talked about Big Data at length and the conversation...