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Which Digital Health Tools Are We Using to Tackle COVID-19?

Which Digital Health Tools Are We Using to Tackle COVID-19?

Published on: Nov 30 2022 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, national and local governments have turned to digital technologies to help their citizens, health care providers,...
How to Safely Collect Data Remotely During COVID-19 Digital Response

How to Safely Collect Data Remotely During COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Apr 22 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Please RSVP Now to learn more about data collection solutions at the Global Digital Development Forum on May 5. Our amazing agenda features multiple sessions dedicated...
10 Most Valuable GitHub Repositories for Digital Development

10 Most Valuable GitHub Repositories for Digital Development

Published on: Mar 18 2020 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
GitHub is an enormous software developer network with over 30 million accounts, more than 2 million organizations, and over 96 million repositories. And yes, many...
Is the Era of SMS Dead? Long Live Interactive Voice Response!

Is the Era of SMS Dead? Long Live Interactive Voice Response!

Published on: Aug 21 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The death of SMS text messages has been foretold many times in the past. However, they are still the best low-tech way to reach everyone with a mobile phone. Or...
How to Navigate Open Source Decisions Like a Techie

How to Navigate Open Source Decisions Like a Techie

Published on: Nov 23 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Much has been said about the power of open source software for ICT4D, but there’s seemingly little on how to navigate the decisions around how to use, build,...
Free UNICEF Course: How to Use RapidPro for Powerful SMS, IVR, and Social Media Campaigns

Free UNICEF Course: How to Use RapidPro for Powerful SMS, IVR, and Social Media Campaigns

Published on: Apr 04 2016 by Tech Change - Comments Off on Free UNICEF Course: How to Use RapidPro for Powerful SMS, IVR, and Social Media Campaigns
Looking to launch a health education campaign, survey youth about issues in their community, or poll school teachers and receive reporting data? RapidPro might...
How Can Open Source Software be Sustainable in International Development?

How Can Open Source Software be Sustainable in International Development?

Published on: Feb 11 2016 by Wayan Vota - 47 Comments
Recently Chris Fabian made the very interesting declaration. Since the UN’s charter is to produce public goods, he says “we do everything Open Source and Public...
The Problems with UNICEF Software Developer Hiring Practicies in Uganda

The Problems with UNICEF Software Developer Hiring Practicies in Uganda

Published on: Oct 08 2012 by David McCann - 8 Comments
I am David McCann and I’d like to tell you that UNICEF Uganda is hiring. If this job description seems dauntingly ambitious, that’s because it is....
Hot Gossip: Twitter Returning to Africa with Zain!

Hot Gossip: Twitter Returning to Africa with Zain!

Published on: Aug 18 2009 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Hot Gossip: Twitter Returning to Africa with Zain!
Last year the microblogging service Twitter, pulled its outbound SMS service from Africa. While only a few technology elite bemoaned its loss, for me it was a great...
African Business Opportunity: Multi-Platform Craigslist

African Business Opportunity: Multi-Platform Craigslist

Published on: Aug 12 2009 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Here at ICTworks, we are always thinking about new business opportunities for ICT companies in Africa. Our latest thought would bring the Craigslist online classified...