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Apply Now: $58 Million for African Data Science & Health Research Grants

Apply Now: $58 Million for African Data Science & Health Research Grants

Published on: Oct 26 2020 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
In the next decade, rapid advances in data science are expected to transform biomedical and behavioral research and lead to improved health for individuals and...
What Are User Perceptions of Internet Trust and Privacy in India and Ghana?

What Are User Perceptions of Internet Trust and Privacy in India and Ghana?

Published on: Jul 01 2020 by Kristen Roggemann - Comments Off on What Are User Perceptions of Internet Trust and Privacy in India and Ghana?
It’s been a hard couple of years for the internet. Between election interference via social media platforms, disinformation going viral and facilitating genocides,...
Where Are the Solution Design Conflicts in ICT4D Project Development?

Where Are the Solution Design Conflicts in ICT4D Project Development?

Published on: Apr 25 2019 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
The solution design process is critical to the success of an ICT4D project, yet surprisingly little is known about collaboration between stakeholders and developers...
Are You Following the 20 Ethical Standards for ICT4D Research?

Are You Following the 20 Ethical Standards for ICT4D Research?

Published on: Dec 21 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
ICTD/ICT4D research is diverse and complex. It brings together researchers and participants who come from very different contexts, who have very different life...
The Master List of Blockchain Projects in International Development

The Master List of Blockchain Projects in International Development

Published on: Jan 17 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
We’ve all heard enough hype about blockchain in everything from agriculture to government services. All the ideas swirling around make it hard to separate fact...
Surprise! Fishermen Using Mobile Phones for Market Prices is the Largest Lie in ICT4D

Surprise! Fishermen Using Mobile Phones for Market Prices is the Largest Lie in ICT4D

Published on: Jun 03 2016 by Wayan Vota - 25 Comments
We all know the story. Fishermen use mobile phones to call ahead to different markets to find the one with best prices, so they can sell their catch for the largest...
What Are the Industry’s Top ICT Hardware Challenges?

What Are the Industry’s Top ICT Hardware Challenges?

Published on: Aug 11 2014 by Danielle Schulkin - 2 Comments
You are in a minority. Yes, you. I single you out because, as you read this article online (perhaps on a phone or a tablet or even a MacBook Pro), you are part of...
No Electricity Means No Internet: It’s Time to Bridge the Gap!

No Electricity Means No Internet: It’s Time to Bridge the Gap!

Published on: Aug 04 2014 by Danielle Schulkin - Comments Off on No Electricity Means No Internet: It’s Time to Bridge the Gap!
“I came to Uganda to run the technical side of a mobile phone company. Instead, I was running the largest  diesel fuel distribution company in the country—in...
5 Steps to Social Innovation with ICT

5 Steps to Social Innovation with ICT

Published on: Dec 04 2013 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Steps to Social Innovation with ICT
IICD uses a distinctive participatory and multi-stakeholder approach in developing social innovation programs with information and communication technologies. Whereas...
USAID Assessment of Market Information Systems in Africa

USAID Assessment of Market Information Systems in Africa

Published on: May 20 2013 by John Zoltner - 1 Comment
This Assessment of Market Information Systems in Africa briefing paper presents the results of an assessment carried out to explore the current use of sustainable...