Apply Now: $600,000 UNHCR Scale-Up Grants for Your EduTech Solution

Apply Now: $600,000 UNHCR Scale-Up Grants for Your EduTech Solution

Published on: Jan 04 2021 by Wayan Vota - 23 Comments
Children affected by humanitarian crises need high-quality educational technology innovations at scale to improve their lifelong social and economic opportunities.  However, there is limited evidence on what works in humanitarian...
8 Lessons Learned Making Digital Finance Work for Women in MENA

8 Lessons Learned Making Digital Finance Work for Women in MENA

Published on: Jul 22 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 8 Lessons Learned Making Digital Finance Work for Women in MENA
Despite progress over the past few years, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region still has the largest gender gap in terms of women’s economic participation in the world. This economic divide also holds true when...
Jordan’s High-Stakes Educational Testing Challenges During COVID-19

Jordan’s High-Stakes Educational Testing Challenges During COVID-19

Published on: May 07 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Jordan’s High-Stakes Educational Testing Challenges During COVID-19
Since the first COVID-19 coronavirus cases were reported in December 2019 the virus has spread to over 210 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, one...
Apply Now: Free TechWomen STEM Mentorship with US State Department

Apply Now: Free TechWomen STEM Mentorship with US State Department

Published on: Jan 07 2020 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
The US Government recognizes that there is a significant gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields worldwide. It would like to stimulate the next generation of women leaders by providing...
Apply Now: $150,000 Seed Funding for Your Social Venture from Orange

Apply Now: $150,000 Seed Funding for Your Social Venture from Orange

Published on: May 20 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $150,000 Seed Funding for Your Social Venture from Orange
There are thousands of innovative and socially responsible business projects in Africa and the Middle East, yet too few are known outside of the small circles where they operate – or hope to. Orange S.A., the French...
Pop Quiz: What Does It Really Cost to Run an ICT for Education Program?

Pop Quiz: What Does It Really Cost to Run an ICT for Education Program?

Published on: Sep 13 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Pop Quiz: What Does It Really Cost to Run an ICT for Education Program?
As part of USAID’s Education Strategy and its goal of improved reading skills for 100 million children in primary grades, USAID mission staff wanted to know what it might cost to take an evidence-based early grade...
The WhatsApp Gender Gap Will Surprise You!

The WhatsApp Gender Gap Will Surprise You!

Published on: Jan 22 2018 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
We all know there is a gender gap in the usage of mobile phones and technology in general. GSMA reports that women on average are 14% less likely to own a mobile phone than men, which translates into 200 million fewer women...
3 Ways Technology Can Support Education for Displaced Children

3 Ways Technology Can Support Education for Displaced Children

Published on: Apr 20 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Currently it is estimated that there are 4.6 million Syrian refugees; 6.6 million displaced persons inside Syria. Of these, half are children. In March, Technology Salon Amman brought together people working in education...
Guess Which Communications Platform Youth Prefer Today?

Guess Which Communications Platform Youth Prefer Today?

Published on: Nov 11 2015 by Kristen Roggemann - 4 Comments
Youth are adopting new technology faster and smarter than the general population. We know this anecdotally and witness it in our daily lives as we interact with youth in our communities. But what does this mean for development,...