Please RSVP Now: Global Digital Development Forum – a Virtual ICT4D Conference

Please RSVP Now: Global Digital Development Forum – a Virtual ICT4D Conference

Published on: Mar 30 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please RSVP Now: Global Digital Development Forum – a Virtual ICT4D Conference
We are all rapidly mobilizing for COVID-19 Digital Response. At the same time, we still need to solve long-term challenges to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and build an open, inclusive, and secure digital ecosystem...
The Digital Principles are Rooted in Collaboration and Primed for Growth

The Digital Principles are Rooted in Collaboration and Primed for Growth

Published on: Feb 13 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Digital Principles are Rooted in Collaboration and Primed for Growth
The Principles for Digital Development are one of the most successful examples of collaboration and partnership in our industry. Created for development practitioners, we’ve been deliberating and iterating on the values...
Apply Now: $75,000 for Open Source Software Sustainability Planning

Apply Now: $75,000 for Open Source Software Sustainability Planning

Published on: Feb 03 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $75,000 for Open Source Software Sustainability Planning
Expensive mainstream proprietary software from advanced markets isn’t appropriate for many resource-constrained contexts in international development. Open Source software has proven to be an interesting model to leverage...
5 Reasons to Use Mobile Aggregators to Scale MNO Services

5 Reasons to Use Mobile Aggregators to Scale MNO Services

Published on: Aug 07 2019 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Mobile network operators (MNOs) in every country offer innovative technologies and communication channels for international development practitioners. However, humanitarian organizations’ ability to respond to rapidly...
Demand Aggregation: The Secret Ingredient to ICT4D Success

Demand Aggregation: The Secret Ingredient to ICT4D Success

Published on: Aug 01 2019 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
Many global international development organizations are using technology and mobile channels to better understand and reach their target populations. A substantial portion of their budgets for these interventions go directly...
4 Use Cases for Internet Messaging Applications in Development Programs

4 Use Cases for Internet Messaging Applications in Development Programs

Published on: Jun 19 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Nearly half of the world’s population uses one or more messaging applications and increasingly, development organizations are seeing the value of using mobile messaging applications to reach both urban and rural populations...
The Hyper-Promise of Artificial Intelligence for Hyper-Personalization – Your Weekend Long Reads

The Hyper-Promise of Artificial Intelligence for Hyper-Personalization – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: May 11 2019 by Troy Etulain - Comments Off on The Hyper-Promise of Artificial Intelligence for Hyper-Personalization – Your Weekend Long Reads
Our journey to the effective use of artificial intelligence (AI) in international development has gotten stuck. Articles and white papers warn of potential abuses of personal information and assert the data and algorithms...
DHIRT: How Donors Will Evaluate Your Digital Health Proposal

DHIRT: How Donors Will Evaluate Your Digital Health Proposal

Published on: Mar 27 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on DHIRT: How Donors Will Evaluate Your Digital Health Proposal
It’s no secret that donors like USAID, DFID, and the Gates Foundation, and national governments struggle to evaluate digital health solutions embedded in program proposals and project workplans. Technology innovations...
Apply Now: $100,000 Grant Funding for Open Source Software Projects

Apply Now: $100,000 Grant Funding for Open Source Software Projects

Published on: Mar 25 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $100,000 Grant Funding for Open Source Software Projects
Expensive mainstream software from advanced markets isn’t appropriate for many specialized contexts in international development. Open Source software has proven to be an interesting model to leverage collaboration,...