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Nairobi Technology Salon: What are the Technology Challenges in International Development?

Nairobi Technology Salon: What are the Technology Challenges in International Development?

Published on: Nov 20 2012 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Mobile device technology is changing the social and economic development landscape in East Africa. Mobile phones are powering revolutions in banking, in education,...
Failure is the F-Word in International Development

Failure is the F-Word in International Development

Published on: Nov 19 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Failure is the F-Word in International Development
On Friday night, I organized the third annual Fail Faire DC to celebrate failure as a mark of innovation and risk-taking. Check out the photos and Twitter stream...
The Fail Faire DC 2011 Impact: A Renaissance of Failure in ICT4D

The Fail Faire DC 2011 Impact: A Renaissance of Failure in ICT4D

Published on: Oct 24 2011 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Two weeks ago, ICTworks led the organization of Fail Faire DC, an amazing celebration of failure as a mark of leadership, innovation, and risk-taking in pushing...
The Great ICT4D Peace Corps Volunteer Debate

The Great ICT4D Peace Corps Volunteer Debate

Published on: Aug 10 2011 by Lindsay Poirier - 7 Comments
Most people that I have met in the international development field have had strong opinions for or against involvement in the ICT field of the Peace Corps.  I’ve...
Massive Technology, ICT4D, and International Development Conference Calendar for 2011

Massive Technology, ICT4D, and International Development Conference Calendar for 2011

Published on: Feb 07 2011 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Over at Inveneo, we’ve been looking at all the possible technology, ICT4D, and international development related conferences we could attend in 2011. In that...
#m4D – The Official Twitter Hashtag for Using Mobile Phones for Development

#m4D – The Official Twitter Hashtag for Using Mobile Phones for Development

Published on: Sep 24 2010 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on #m4D – The Official Twitter Hashtag for Using Mobile Phones for Development
On the Twitter social network, people use hashtags, the “#” symbol followed by letters and numbers or a word to signify a Tweet in relation to a specific...
Are ICTs an Effective Alternative to Aid?

Are ICTs an Effective Alternative to Aid?

Published on: Oct 01 2009 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
tweetmeme_source = 'ICT_works'; With Dambisa Moyo sounding off in Wired magazine that we should Cut Off Aid to Africa, that is favor investment over grants to...