Practical Insights on ICT4D

Thank You For Complaining About Our ICT4D Intervention

Thank You For Complaining About Our ICT4D Intervention

Published on: Nov 09 2017 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Recently, I received a strong complaint about an ICT4D intervention I was working on. At first my colleagues who were helping me with this project and I were angry...
We Still Talk About Women as if They Were a Sector

We Still Talk About Women as if They Were a Sector

Published on: Nov 08 2017 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
The title of this post is the most memorable quote from our recent Technology Salon, asking the question “Are We Really Closing the Gender Gap in ICT4D?“,...
I Made a Facebook Chatbot And You Can Too

I Made a Facebook Chatbot And You Can Too

Published on: Aug 17 2017 by Adam Fivenson - 5 Comments
When I first heard that Facebook Messenger was introducing chatbots, I immediately thought back to junior high summers. Back then I was spending a lot of time in...
Apply Now: $127,000 for African ICT Innovators

Apply Now: $127,000 for African ICT Innovators

Published on: Jul 19 2017 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
At ICTworks, we are constantly looking for new funding opportunities for ICT innovators. Sign up to get alerts for new contracts, grants, and award funding. FIRE...
Ten Concepts Everyone in ICT4D Should Know

Ten Concepts Everyone in ICT4D Should Know

Published on: Jul 06 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Ten Concepts Everyone in ICT4D Should Know
I was recently asked which concepts are helpful in learning more about Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D). I didn’t have an immediate...
We Must Stop Designing for Needs and Start Designing for Aspirations

We Must Stop Designing for Needs and Start Designing for Aspirations

Published on: Jun 22 2017 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Traditional design works hard to accommodate people, to accept their attitudes, skills, and values as they are. International development, however, typically requires...
Your Fancy Android App Needs an Offline Mode

Your Fancy Android App Needs an Offline Mode

Published on: Jun 01 2017 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
You’ve done your user-centered design, you’ve assessed your constituents, and you’ve determined that an Android application is the best way to...
Please Stop Publishing to PDF Graveyards

Please Stop Publishing to PDF Graveyards

Published on: May 25 2017 by Wayan Vota - 11 Comments
I have a philosophical question for you to ponder: If a research paper is published, and its hypothesis is proven, but no one acts on it, did the paper even exist? I...
The Continuing Need for Infomediaries in Digital Development

The Continuing Need for Infomediaries in Digital Development

Published on: May 17 2017 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
When we advocate for investments in new digital development solutions, we often make the case for them to be dead simple to use, expecting our constituents to be...
Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2017 is Just 6 Weeks Away

Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2017 is Just 6 Weeks Away

Published on: May 11 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2017 is Just 6 Weeks Away
Please register to attend ICTforAg 2017 on June 23rd, at FHI 360 in Washington, DC. This one-day conference will build on ICTforAg 2015 and 2016, bringing together...