12 Digital Development Terms Defined by Human Rights Defenders

12 Digital Development Terms Defined by Human Rights Defenders

Published on: May 03 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 12 Digital Development Terms Defined by Human Rights Defenders
Most of the conversations surrounding technology and human rights focus on top-down solutions, quite often ignoring the lived experiences and expertise of grassroots organisations, social movements, and communities. This...
We Need to Invest $1.4 Trillion For Universal Digital Learning

We Need to Invest $1.4 Trillion For Universal Digital Learning

Published on: Apr 13 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on We Need to Invest $1.4 Trillion For Universal Digital Learning
Universal digital learning, as a tool for blended learning in classrooms as well as for remote learning when classes are closed, is an important investment toward establishing more resilient and sustainable education systems. Digital...
Digital Inclusion is Not Just an Add-on for Tech Policy and Development

Digital Inclusion is Not Just an Add-on for Tech Policy and Development

Published on: Jun 09 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Digital Inclusion is Not Just an Add-on for Tech Policy and Development
The tech world is abuzz about the possibilities that Web3 and the metaverse can offer. Yet, approximately 2.2 billion people living with visual impairments stand to face barriers in perceiving these virtual worlds. The exclusionary...
Introducing USAID Digital Literacy Primer for Development Programs

Introducing USAID Digital Literacy Primer for Development Programs

Published on: May 25 2022 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Countries around the world are experiencing unprecedented digital transformation. As a result, previously disconnected communities are coming online and increasing their reliance on new technologies and skills. However,...
5 Reasons Digital Financial Services Need Accessible Grievance Redress Mechanisms

5 Reasons Digital Financial Services Need Accessible Grievance Redress Mechanisms

Published on: Nov 11 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
India has been innovating in digital financial services with a view to reaching its most marginalised people easily. For instance, social welfare amounts get transferred directly to bank accounts (instead of cash or in-hand...
Apply Now: €1,500,000 for Your Educational Technology Solutions

Apply Now: €1,500,000 for Your Educational Technology Solutions

Published on: Jul 12 2021 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The unprecedented Covid-19 crisis has greatly affected the education sector, with more than a billion young people in a lockdown and distance education expanding to ensure education. Vulnerable groups like refugees or women...
3 Ways to Make Digital Health Services Work for Everyone

3 Ways to Make Digital Health Services Work for Everyone

Published on: Jun 17 2021 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
The acceleration of digital health services during the pandemic has been accompanied by growing concerns about the ‘digital divide’ in global healthcare. The growth in virtual care has been predominantly in more affluent,...
Apply Now: $285,000 in Grant Funding for Digital Inclusion Solutions

Apply Now: $285,000 in Grant Funding for Digital Inclusion Solutions

Published on: Jun 06 2021 by Wayan Vota - 33 Comments
The pandemic has exacerbated the need to be connected in order to access jobs, training, and markets. However, the digital economy excludes over half of the world’s population who remain disconnected from the web, with...
My Lessons Learned Inspiring African Girls to Transform Their Digital Future

My Lessons Learned Inspiring African Girls to Transform Their Digital Future

Published on: May 27 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on My Lessons Learned Inspiring African Girls to Transform Their Digital Future
I want to connect underprivileged schoolgirls with role models to advance career exposure, entrepreneurship, and life skills development in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). First, I needed to overcome my...