Practical Insights on Sustainable Development Goals

ICT4D Pilotitis Causes and Remedies Framework

ICT4D Pilotitis Causes and Remedies Framework

Published on: May 23 2024 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
Countries from low-and-medium income sectors have faced several long-standing challenges, including poverty, unemployment and an overburdened healthcare system....
Apply Now: $1,500,000 Grants for Closing the Gender Digital Divide

Apply Now: $1,500,000 Grants for Closing the Gender Digital Divide

Published on: Apr 15 2024 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Despite global recognition of the importance of digital inclusion to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, one third of the world’s population – mostly...
Introducing FCDO’s New Digital Development Strategy

Introducing FCDO’s New Digital Development Strategy

Published on: Apr 10 2024 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Introducing FCDO’s New Digital Development Strategy
On 18 March the FCDO launched its new Digital Development Strategy for 2024-2030. The strategy is a deliverable of the recently published White Paper on International...
Open Question for AI4Good: AI for (whose) good?

Open Question for AI4Good: AI for (whose) good?

Published on: Oct 19 2023 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In recent years, AI for Good (AI4G) – or also AI for Social Good (AI4SG) – has become a catchy label for initiatives, gatherings and funding calls, all revolving...
Inaccurate Ground Data Hinders Satellite Imagery Use in Development Programs

Inaccurate Ground Data Hinders Satellite Imagery Use in Development Programs

Published on: Sep 07 2023 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Accurate and comprehensive measurements of a range of sustainable development outcomes are fundamental inputs into both research and policy. One way to measure...
We Struggle to Make Progress on Meaningful Access to Information

We Struggle to Make Progress on Meaningful Access to Information

Published on: May 04 2023 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Information access is a fundamental driver of many of the goals in the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, yet many countries are struggling...
We Need to Invest $1.4 Trillion For Universal Digital Learning

We Need to Invest $1.4 Trillion For Universal Digital Learning

Published on: Apr 13 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on We Need to Invest $1.4 Trillion For Universal Digital Learning
Universal digital learning, as a tool for blended learning in classrooms as well as for remote learning when classes are closed, is an important investment toward...
Apply Now: $25 Million Google Funding for AI4Good Solutions

Apply Now: $25 Million Google Funding for AI4Good Solutions

Published on: Feb 27 2023 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $25 Million Google Funding for AI4Good Solutions
In 2015, the UN set the Sustainable Development Goals, ambitious targets for a better and more sustainable future by 2030. As we near the halfway point of the goals,...
10 Ethical Use Principles for Artificial Intelligence in the UN System

10 Ethical Use Principles for Artificial Intelligence in the UN System

Published on: Oct 26 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 10 Ethical Use Principles for Artificial Intelligence in the UN System
Artificial intelligence has profound and dynamic positive and negative impacts on societies, the environment, ecosystems and human lives, including the human mind,...
Apply Now: 2 Million CAD for Artificial Intelligence Health Research Hubs

Apply Now: 2 Million CAD for Artificial Intelligence Health Research Hubs

Published on: Jul 18 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: 2 Million CAD for Artificial Intelligence Health Research Hubs
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is showing promise in transforming how health systems are planned and health services are delivered across low- and middle-income...