Wow! 33% of COVID-19 Digital Learning Platforms Already Failed

Wow! 33% of COVID-19 Digital Learning Platforms Already Failed

Published on: Jan 26 2023 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Wow! 33% of COVID-19 Digital Learning Platforms Already Failed
Amid the global learning crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, technology-enabled remote learning became a lifeline for many children and young people. However, the large disparities between and within countries magnified the...
6 Reasons Your Digital Innovations Can Fail to Reach Adoption

6 Reasons Your Digital Innovations Can Fail to Reach Adoption

Published on: Jan 12 2023 by Laura Scanlon - 1 Comment
Most new innovations fail. Failure is an expected part of the journey leading to eventual success. But what can organisations do to give the good ideas – the ones with potential to create real change – the best...
10 Common ICT4D Myths Still Relevant 12 Years Later

10 Common ICT4D Myths Still Relevant 12 Years Later

Published on: Aug 18 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 10 Common ICT4D Myths Still Relevant 12 Years Later
 Information and communication technology is changing the world around us day by day. Most of these changes are, of course, for the better. One of the first groups that have learned how to use technological advances in...
6 Reasons Why We Keep Failing at Digital Development Interventions

6 Reasons Why We Keep Failing at Digital Development Interventions

Published on: Feb 03 2022 by Guest Writer - 10 Comments
Clearing out boxes of old books and reports recently, I was struck by how many ICT4D initiatives there have been over the last 20 years, many of which have simply repeated the mistakes of their predecessors. Most have failed...
Is Twitter Now Dead for Lively #ICT4D Discussions? Asking for a Friend…

Is Twitter Now Dead for Lively #ICT4D Discussions? Asking for a Friend…

Published on: Dec 30 2020 by Wayan Vota - 28 Comments
#ICT4D Twitter Used to be Great I remember a heyday of Twitter for ICT4D discussions. Around 2009-2010, Twitter was the place to be for great digital development debates. The #ICT4D hashtag was lively with regular conversations...
Why Google and Apple Failed at COVID-19 Digital Response

Why Google and Apple Failed at COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Dec 10 2020 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
Back in April 2020, Apple and Google announced COVID-19 contact tracing technology for iPhone and Android mobile phones. At our Global Digital Health Forum session on digital COVAX certificates, not a single person was using...
Why ICT4D Projects Fail Even With Community Engagement

Why ICT4D Projects Fail Even With Community Engagement

Published on: Sep 24 2020 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Successes in development projects are often reported but failures, however minor, are typically omitted from many types of reports. This is not a helpful practice because we often can learn more from analyzing mistakes than...
Blockchain Use Case Failure: 43 Projects and Zero Impact Found

Blockchain Use Case Failure: 43 Projects and Zero Impact Found

Published on: Dec 10 2018 by Wayan Vota - 9 Comments
Blockchain and other distributed ledger technology offers the potential for radical transparency in data collection, management, and use across international development. Blockchain technology creates a public, shared, and...
Fail Festival DC is Dead. Long Live Failure!

Fail Festival DC is Dead. Long Live Failure!

Published on: Nov 08 2018 by Wayan Vota - 18 Comments
Way back in 2009, we organized a Twitter Chat on Failure with Michael Downey moderating the freewheeling discussion. Born from that conversation was Fail Faire, which came to Washington, DC in 2010, thanks to Katrin Vercals. From...