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Apply Now: £130,400 to Fly UAV Drones for DFID and UNICEF

Apply Now: £130,400 to Fly UAV Drones for DFID and UNICEF

Published on: Aug 05 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
There are multiple uses of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for aerial mapping and medical supply activities like blood and drug deliveries. However, the majority...
Please RSVP Now: Help DFID Explore Internet of Things for Development

Please RSVP Now: Help DFID Explore Internet of Things for Development

Published on: Jul 15 2019 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
Can embedding Internet of Things (IoT) like connected buttons, sensors or other devices in development programmes complement how we collect data and help us solve...
Apply Now: $11,250,000 for Your Humanitarian Technology Innovations

Apply Now: $11,250,000 for Your Humanitarian Technology Innovations

Published on: Jun 17 2019 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
  Today, over 201 million people require humanitarian assistance. Millions of the most vulnerable people in conflict zones are currently unreachable by traditional...
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...
Introducing the Principles of Donor Alignment for Digital Health

Introducing the Principles of Donor Alignment for Digital Health

Published on: Oct 24 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Let us all celebrate the amazing transition that’s happening in health systems across low- and middle-income countries. Increasingly, data previously locked in...
A Magnificent Milestone: DFID is 100th Endorser of Principles for Digital Development!

A Magnificent Milestone: DFID is 100th Endorser of Principles for Digital Development!

Published on: May 08 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on A Magnificent Milestone: DFID is 100th Endorser of Principles for Digital Development!
Today, DFID became the 100th endorsing organization for the Principles of Digital Development. Congratulations to the Digital Impact Alliance, DFID, and the international...
The Role of Digital Ninjas at DFID

The Role of Digital Ninjas at DFID

Published on: May 02 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Role of Digital Ninjas at DFID
DFID operates an elite group of 180-plus Digital Ninjas who are our conduits and advocates for everything digital within the organisation. Yet it wasn’t always...
DFID’s Digital Strategy for Doing Development in a Digital World

DFID’s Digital Strategy for Doing Development in a Digital World

Published on: Apr 23 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on DFID’s Digital Strategy for Doing Development in a Digital World
I’m Frances Sibbet, the Digital Service Lead at the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). This is the lightning talk I delivered at the Digital...
Apply Now! $11 Million in Grant Funding for Your Technology Projects from USAID, DFID, GSMA

Apply Now! $11 Million in Grant Funding for Your Technology Projects from USAID, DFID, GSMA

Published on: Mar 28 2018 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
We are excited to bring you five different grant funding opportunities to support your technology for development projects in disaster response, Internet connectivity,...
Where is DFID in Digital Development?

Where is DFID in Digital Development?

Published on: Sep 05 2016 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Recently, DFID commissioned a review of how digital tools are being used in its programmes to benchmark DFID’s current activities and support the development...