ICT4D Hype Cycle for 2019: AI, Blockchain, Chatbots, Data, And…

ICT4D Hype Cycle for 2019: AI, Blockchain, Chatbots, Data, And…

Published on: Aug 15 2019 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Back in 2014, we posted our first Development Hype Cycle to showcase how technologies move from initial invention to widespread application. We followed it up with a 2017 Hype Cycle. The basic idea is simple: new technology...
We Need to Start Investing in Data We Already Have

We Need to Start Investing in Data We Already Have

Published on: Aug 03 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on We Need to Start Investing in Data We Already Have
If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the last few months it’s just how much data there is out there that’s not being used. In fact by aggregating data across multiple online sources we were able to create the most...
Using Smartphones to Fight Africa’s Second Greatest Killer

Using Smartphones to Fight Africa’s Second Greatest Killer

Published on: Dec 30 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Using Smartphones to Fight Africa’s Second Greatest Killer
Want a fun statistic to share at the watercooler? In Rwanda, a very safe country by regional standards, you are 365 times more likely to be killed in a traffic related death than in the United Kingdom. Don’t do any research...
3 Lessons Learned in Mapping for International Development

3 Lessons Learned in Mapping for International Development

Published on: Mar 30 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Lessons Learned in Mapping for International Development
In June 2014, TechChange wrapped up the second round of our Mapping for International Development online course. Nearly 60 participants joined us from Rwanda, Ethiopia, Benin, Mozambique, Australia, Kenya, Haiti, Thailand,...
How Can We Transform Transportation with ICT?

How Can We Transform Transportation with ICT?

Published on: Dec 12 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How Can We Transform Transportation with ICT?
  San Francisco Tech Salon: RSVP Now In the US we take detailed Google Maps for granted. Walk, bicycle, bus, or car, we are presented with options at the touch of a phone screen. In many cities, we can also pay for bus...
Four Obvious Yet Completely Wrong Assumptions About Technology Use in the Developing World

Four Obvious Yet Completely Wrong Assumptions About Technology Use in the Developing World

Published on: Jul 25 2011 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
I am Patrick Meier and I’ve spent the past week at the iLab in Liberia and got what I came for: an updated reality check on the limitations of technology adoption in developing countries. Below are some of the assumptions...
Navigating Google Maps of Naiorbi

Navigating Google Maps of Naiorbi

Published on: Jul 28 2009 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Navigating Google Maps of Naiorbi
If you’re used to the poor selection of maps for African cities, let me show you the future, today. Google Maps has an amazingly accurate and detailed map of Nairobi, Kenya, where you can do detail searches, for restaurants...