Practical Insights on Democracy

Apply Now: €20 Million in Grants for Digital Democracy Initiatives

Apply Now: €20 Million in Grants for Digital Democracy Initiatives

Published on: May 20 2024 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The digital space has become a central arena for efforts to protect and expand the democratic space. Digital technologies play an increasingly critical role in...
Introducing the Donor Principles for Human Rights in the Digital Age

Introducing the Donor Principles for Human Rights in the Digital Age

Published on: Nov 01 2023 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Introducing the Donor Principles for Human Rights in the Digital Age
The Donor Principles for Human Rights in the Digital Age is a new set of principles that establish an international framework to provide governments with a blueprint...
4 Ways Emerging Technology Is Transforming Government Accountability

4 Ways Emerging Technology Is Transforming Government Accountability

Published on: Jun 07 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Ways Emerging Technology Is Transforming Government Accountability
In a world where digital tools have come to mediate much of social and political life, navigating technological change will be key to sustaining democracy for the...
IDRC Predicts the Future of Artificial Intelligence in the Global South

IDRC Predicts the Future of Artificial Intelligence in the Global South

Published on: Mar 24 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on IDRC Predicts the Future of Artificial Intelligence in the Global South
There is little doubt that artificial intelligence technologies will be transformational. Breathtaking advances will be made, extraordinary wealth will be created,...
New USAID Primer: Disinformation, Misinformation, and Malinfomation

New USAID Primer: Disinformation, Misinformation, and Malinfomation

Published on: Nov 04 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on New USAID Primer: Disinformation, Misinformation, and Malinfomation
Disinformation is by no means new. Although social media platforms have emerged as the most efficient spreaders of false information, disinformation is also spread...
Register Now: $4 Billion in USAID Funding for African Country Programs

Register Now: $4 Billion in USAID Funding for African Country Programs

Published on: Jun 22 2021 by Wayan Vota - 26 Comments
The official USAID Business Forecast lists over $4 Billion in new funding for programs to improve health, education, agriculture, and civil society in 20 countries...
Apply Now: $250,000 for African Disinformation Technology Solutions

Apply Now: $250,000 for African Disinformation Technology Solutions

Published on: Feb 08 2021 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Disinformation and propaganda pose a threat to trust, cohesion, and security. The menace of fake news can no longer be ignored. Misinformation can divide society,...
Using Technology to Advance Human Rights in Kenya

Using Technology to Advance Human Rights in Kenya

Published on: Aug 26 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Using Technology to Advance Human Rights in Kenya
Joseph Kitaka, a resident of Yatta in Machakos County, Kenya, has always had an interest in defending human rights. His community is faced with numerous challenges,...
The Linkages Between Technology And Democracy in Myanmar

The Linkages Between Technology And Democracy in Myanmar

Published on: Jan 05 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Only about 10 to 15 percent of people in Myanmar own a mobile phone today, but Myanmar may become the first country ever to leapfrog over the simple stick phone...
Can ICTs Improve Democracy and Governance in Myanmar?

Can ICTs Improve Democracy and Governance in Myanmar?

Published on: Sep 24 2014 by Maria Andersen - Comments Off on Can ICTs Improve Democracy and Governance in Myanmar?
Internet access, in particular via mobile technology, gives citizens a medium through which to exercise their political voice. It can be used to challenge preexisting...