Practical Insights on Blockchain

Breaking News: Bezos and Musk Launch New USAID Public Private Partnership

Breaking News: Bezos and Musk Launch New USAID Public Private Partnership

Published on: Apr 01 2021 by Bertie Heliograf - 14 Comments
Washington, D.C. – For Immediate Release, April 1, 2019: Today marks the start of a new era in international development with a unique public-private partnership...
The ICT4D Guilty Pleasure: Reinventing Digital Wheels for Donors

The ICT4D Guilty Pleasure: Reinventing Digital Wheels for Donors

Published on: Feb 18 2021 by Nadia Andrada - 28 Comments
We are all familiar with the concept of reinventing the flat tire in digital development. That’s when we repackage a known failure as new innovation, usually...
How Will Nigerians Spend $451 Million Bitcoin Cryptocurrency in 2021?

How Will Nigerians Spend $451 Million Bitcoin Cryptocurrency in 2021?

Published on: Dec 23 2020 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Paxful, a leading peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, reports that Nigeria is now has the world’s second largest Bitcoin trading volume. Nigerians have traded...
Apply Now: $100,000 UNICEF Seed Grants for Child Protection Tech

Apply Now: $100,000 UNICEF Seed Grants for Child Protection Tech

Published on: Nov 30 2020 by Wayan Vota - 12 Comments
With billions of children connected to the internet, children’s lives are being shaped behind a screen. COVID-19 digital responses are moving children and their...
How Can We Use Emerging Data Technologies for MERL Tech?

How Can We Use Emerging Data Technologies for MERL Tech?

Published on: Jul 30 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Can We Use Emerging Data Technologies for MERL Tech?
A new wave of technologies and approaches has the potential to influence how monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL) practitioners do their work....
Apply Now: $100,000 for Blockchain Solutions from UNICEF Innovation Fund

Apply Now: $100,000 for Blockchain Solutions from UNICEF Innovation Fund

Published on: Jul 20 2020 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Blockchain technology may have the potential to improve international development impact globally by providing information, opportunity and choice to programs....
Apply Now: $1.5 Million Grant Funding for Health Security Technology

Apply Now: $1.5 Million Grant Funding for Health Security Technology

Published on: May 18 2020 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
The novel coronavirus disease is the latest in a series of infectious disease emergencies, including cholera, Ebola, SARS, Chikungunya, HIV/AIDS, and influenza....
Apply Now: $270,000 IBM Funding for COVID-19 Digital Response

Apply Now: $270,000 IBM Funding for COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Apr 13 2020 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The global coronavirus pandemic has radically changed the world in less than a month. We are all facing unprecedented, interconnected challenges and scrambling...
8 Digital Principle Issues with UNICEF’s Ethereum Cryptocurrency Donations

8 Digital Principle Issues with UNICEF’s Ethereum Cryptocurrency Donations

Published on: Oct 16 2019 by Nadia Andrada - 15 Comments
A popular (and troll-fueled) trope in Bitcoin Twitter culture is to respond to any stated challenge with, “Bitcoin fixes this!.” The years-long Ebola outbreak...
What Impact Will Facebook Libra Blockchain Have on International Development?

What Impact Will Facebook Libra Blockchain Have on International Development?

Published on: Aug 29 2019 by Tech Change - 1 Comment
Libra is a digital currency proposed by Facebook and intended to be managed by the Libra Association, a membership organization with 27 payment, technology, and...