How Humanitarians Use Satellites in Crisis Response Programs

How Humanitarians Use Satellites in Crisis Response Programs

Published on: Mar 08 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Humanitarians Use Satellites in Crisis Response Programs
Satellite applications developed by an increasingly complex web of supply-side stakeholders can be used across a wide range of use cases throughout the life cycle of an emergency to improve our understanding of hazards,...
15 Ways Donors Support Digital Startups in Developing Countries

15 Ways Donors Support Digital Startups in Developing Countries

Published on: Mar 03 2023 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Donors have a crucial role to play in supporting digital startup entrepreneurs in developing countries. USAID, FCDO, and the World Bank help startup technology companies build businesses, create jobs, and contribute to economic...
3 Challenges Bringing Blockchain Land Tenure Records to India

3 Challenges Bringing Blockchain Land Tenure Records to India

Published on: Feb 23 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Challenges Bringing Blockchain Land Tenure Records to India
Over the last year I’ve been lucky enough to work with an FTL Pilot team that is piloting the use of Blockchain to increase transparency in Land Records in India. In 2021, the team set out with big aims but after one...
FCDO Funding for Digital Development Programs to Improve Aid

FCDO Funding for Digital Development Programs to Improve Aid

Published on: Dec 07 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on FCDO Funding for Digital Development Programs to Improve Aid
The past decade has seen the United Kingdom’s government continue to evolve its strategy of “doing development in a digital world” from a sectoral lens towards a more holistic and comprehensive approach. The FCDO (Foreign,...
Giving Thanks to ICT4D Donors that Changed Digital Development

Giving Thanks to ICT4D Donors that Changed Digital Development

Published on: Nov 24 2022 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Today in the USA it is the Thanksgiving holiday, which historically was a day we gave thanks for a bountiful summer harvest and successful preparations for winter. These days it’s associated with too much food, shopping,...
Apply Now: £45,000 to Advise FCDO on Frontier Technologies

Apply Now: £45,000 to Advise FCDO on Frontier Technologies

Published on: Jul 04 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: £45,000 to Advise FCDO on Frontier Technologies
New technologies and methodologies are disrupting and reshaping individuals, societies and economies. Emerging capabilities like machine learning, drones, blockchain and the internet of things, can be merged with established...
Apply Now: £60,000 for Decentralized Web3 Solutions in Aid Programing

Apply Now: £60,000 for Decentralized Web3 Solutions in Aid Programing

Published on: Feb 07 2022 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The World Wide Web was originally conceived as an open protocol with value shared among decentralized systems and users. This Web 1.0 vision soon became Web 2.0 – highly centralized systems creating extremely profitable...
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 for a new donor or government Ministry. What about the opposite...
9 EduTech Lessons Learned During COVID-19 Digital Response

9 EduTech Lessons Learned During COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Sep 02 2020 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Since the onset of coronavirus, the EduTech Hub Helpdesk Team has responded to requests from DFID advisers and World Bank staff across 15 countries across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East to review and provide input on...