Practical Insights on Gates Foundation

Apply Now: $5 Million in Grant Funding for Your Digital Health Solutions

Apply Now: $5 Million in Grant Funding for Your Digital Health Solutions

Published on: Feb 25 2019 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation harnesses advances in science and technology to save lives in developing countries. They work with partners to deliver proven...
Apply Now: Digital Financial Services Bootcamp with Gates Foundation

Apply Now: Digital Financial Services Bootcamp with Gates Foundation

Published on: Jan 28 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: Digital Financial Services Bootcamp with Gates Foundation
Mobile money and banking payment systems currently operate in silos across most African countries. This locks customers, agents, and banks into rigid systems that...
Apply Now: $1 Million Grant Funding for Agricultural Disease Surveillance Data

Apply Now: $1 Million Grant Funding for Agricultural Disease Surveillance Data

Published on: Oct 29 2018 by Wayan Vota - 12 Comments
Farmers in low-income countries struggle to protect their crops from pests and disease like the Fall Armyworm. They are unprepared and ill-equipped to respond effectively...
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...
Making the Case for Supporting Agtech Investment

Making the Case for Supporting Agtech Investment

Published on: Jul 26 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Making the Case for Supporting Agtech Investment
The market for AgTech investment is growing. According to AgFunder, in 2016 there was $3.23 billion dollars invested in 580 AgTech deals. Investments in US firms...
3 Recommendations to Scale Digital Health Interventions by Institutionalizing Them in Service Delivery Systems

3 Recommendations to Scale Digital Health Interventions by Institutionalizing Them in Service Delivery Systems

Published on: Aug 10 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
The digital health community is on a journey to deliver health impact. We have achieved considerable success in the past decade, demonstrating that information...
Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2016 – New Technologies for Smallholder Farmers

Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2016 – New Technologies for Smallholder Farmers

Published on: May 02 2016 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
June 10th – Washington, DC – Register Now ICTforAg 2016 will bring together +275 thought leaders and decision makers in agriculture and technology from...
Why is Human-Centered Design Important to ICT4D?

Why is Human-Centered Design Important to ICT4D?

Published on: Aug 14 2013 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Adele Waugaman recently interviewed Danny Alexander and Sean Hewens of IDEO.org around the use of Human Centered Design in ICT4D for the blog series Best Practice...
Local Alternatives for Global Development: Rediscovering Libraries

Local Alternatives for Global Development: Rediscovering Libraries

Published on: Aug 20 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Local Alternatives for Global Development: Rediscovering Libraries
With the rapid expansion of new technologies and emerging perspectives on what works, the global development community is looking for new thinking on solving...
Libraries: the Dirty but Effective Word in Public Access to ICT

Libraries: the Dirty but Effective Word in Public Access to ICT

Published on: Nov 21 2011 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Is this the library the future of public access ICT after cybercafes and telecenters? Back when Bill Gates was young, he had multiple opportunities to geek out –...