Practical Insights on Communications

Starting Now on Digital Transformation for Ukraine Reconstruction

Starting Now on Digital Transformation for Ukraine Reconstruction

Published on: Sep 15 2022 by Troy Etulain - Leave a Comment
When the war in Ukraine comes to an end (hopefully with Ukraine having recovered all of its territory, including Crimea), Western countries are likely to provide...
Apply Now: $500,000 WhatsApp Grants for Social Justice Organizations

Apply Now: $500,000 WhatsApp Grants for Social Justice Organizations

Published on: Apr 05 2021 by Wayan Vota - 25 Comments
Billions of people all over the world use WhatsApp to stay connected to friends and family. Governments, NGOs and charities use WhatsApp to support COVID-19 digital...
How to Scale Your Impact with Internal Communications

How to Scale Your Impact with Internal Communications

Published on: Aug 20 2018 by Catholic Relief Services - Comments Off on How to Scale Your Impact with Internal Communications
I am a technical nerd and I’ve struggled for years to understand why solutions I worked on did not get widespread adoption or go to scale.  I’ve learned...
5 Reasons Why International Development Needs Content Strategy

5 Reasons Why International Development Needs Content Strategy

Published on: Aug 05 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why International Development Needs Content Strategy
International development organizations are full of smart, pragmatic people. But just as the rise of digital has disrupted public, private, and nonprofit organizations...
The Future of Communications as Aid

The Future of Communications as Aid

Published on: May 29 2013 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
What does communications in humanitarian and crisis response look like in 5 years time? This was the question I posed to the panel session I moderated at the Aid...
Agriculture: A knowledge-based Industry

Agriculture: A knowledge-based Industry

Published on: Sep 09 2011 by Tyrone Hall - 1 Comment
Enriching rural coffee farmers with educational videos via iPads Getting the right information to farmers, when and where they need it, in a form (language and...
3-step framework to integrate ICTs into development

3-step framework to integrate ICTs into development

Published on: Dec 13 2010 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off on 3-step framework to integrate ICTs into development
Editing video to promote social change Building on my panel discussion around ICT and Millennium Development Goals, my perspective is less from a top down, big...
ICT is an Important Haiti Earthquake Response

ICT is an Important Haiti Earthquake Response

Published on: Jan 18 2010 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, like the earthquake in Haiti, the need to communicate is immense. From the search for loved ones, to coordination of humanitarian...
How Can We Increase Access to ICT, Today?

How Can We Increase Access to ICT, Today?

Published on: Nov 18 2009 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How Can We Increase Access to ICT, Today?
1. Keep an Open Mind on What is “ICT” All too often, we get so caught up in what is shiny, flashy, and new, we come to think of just computers, Internet...