3 Challenges Bringing Blockchain Land Tenure Records to India

3 Challenges Bringing Blockchain Land Tenure Records to India

Published on: Feb 23 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Challenges Bringing Blockchain Land Tenure Records to India
Over the last year I’ve been lucky enough to work with an FTL Pilot team that is piloting the use of Blockchain to increase transparency in Land Records in India. In 2021, the team set out with big aims but after one...
Twitter is Now a Double-Edged Sword for the Global South

Twitter is Now a Double-Edged Sword for the Global South

Published on: Jan 04 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Twitter is Now a Double-Edged Sword for the Global South
When billionaire businessman Elon Musk took over Twitter, many speculated that Twitter may not survive the layoffs and abrupt philosophical shift. The conversation was decidedly focused on U.S. commentary, but Twitter’s...
Deepfake Videos Deeply Fool Indian Social Media Users

Deepfake Videos Deeply Fool Indian Social Media Users

Published on: Aug 25 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Deepfake Videos Deeply Fool Indian Social Media Users
Our work – “It Matches My Worldview”: Examining Perceptions and Attitudes Around Fake Videos – qualitatively examines how diverse social media users in India perceive and engage with fake videos....
5 Benefits: Central Bank Digital Currency for Developing Countries

5 Benefits: Central Bank Digital Currency for Developing Countries

Published on: Jun 10 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 5 Benefits: Central Bank Digital Currency for Developing Countries
A Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) is a type of digital currency issued by a country’s central bank. They are like a digital version of cash, and CBDC can be used for transactions just like physical cash. Unlike...
Apply Now $600,000 to Close Digital Divides in Morocco, India, and USA

Apply Now $600,000 to Close Digital Divides in Morocco, India, and USA

Published on: Feb 28 2022 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Most technology systems were built to serve wealthy majorities who have rich digital access and literacy. This creates a digital divide that separates the already advantaged from everyone else. During the COVID-19 pandemic...
3 Ways to Overcome the Frontline Health Worker Shortage Today

3 Ways to Overcome the Frontline Health Worker Shortage Today

Published on: Dec 09 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
A ten-year countdown has begun to the deadline for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including a pledge for universal health coverage. However, half the world’s population still lack access to essential...
Apply Now: $750,000 Digital Health Funding from Gates Foundation

Apply Now: $750,000 Digital Health Funding from Gates Foundation

Published on: Dec 06 2021 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sponsors Grand Challenges – a family of initiatives fostering innovation to solve key global health and development problems. Each initiative is an experiment in the use of challenges...
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...
10 Human Rights Impacts of Land Governance Digitalization

10 Human Rights Impacts of Land Governance Digitalization

Published on: Sep 10 2021 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Digitalization – the adoption and use of information and communica­tions technologies (ICT) and artificial intelligence in different sectors and every­ day life – in the context of land governance is promoted...