The E-Waste Dilemma: Where Do Broken Computers Go?

The E-Waste Dilemma: Where Do Broken Computers Go?

Published on: Jul 09 2014 by Neelley Hicks - Comments Off on The E-Waste Dilemma: Where Do Broken Computers Go?
That question gets pretty complicated based on where you live, and whether you’re talking about individually-owned computers or those held by large corporations. If you live in a country where there are electronic waste...
What’s the Best IT Equipment to Use in Harsh Environments?

What’s the Best IT Equipment to Use in Harsh Environments?

Published on: May 23 2014 by Jana Melpolder - 1 Comment
ICT4D practitioners work in all kinds of difficult weather conditions and environments. Dust, humidity, unreliable power, heat, and blowing sand can all make it tricky to keep IT equipment clean and working efficiently for...
Learning from Failure in International Development

Learning from Failure in International Development

Published on: May 16 2014 by Neelley Hicks - 4 Comments
Neelley Hicks presenting at the Fail Faire DC conference. A few years ago I traveled to Angola to provide technology training and tools to a local community. Things began to go badly when the trainer, who we had flown in...
The Best Practices in the Use of ICTs in Development Are…

The Best Practices in the Use of ICTs in Development Are…

Published on: Mar 28 2014 by Jana Melpolder - Comments Off on The Best Practices in the Use of ICTs in Development Are…
How are advances in communications technologies driving transformational change in development? United Methodist Communications recently published a discussion paper to help answer this question and to give ICT practitioners...
Tools of the Mobile-Enabled Disaster Responder

Tools of the Mobile-Enabled Disaster Responder

Published on: Nov 27 2013 by Aaron Mason - 1 Comment
Responding after a natural disaster is one of the most challenging environments an ICT professional can find themselves in. Extreme weather, challenging logistics and general chaos make advance preparation incredibly important....
What Are Best Practices in ICT4D?

What Are Best Practices in ICT4D?

Published on: Jul 10 2013 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
My name is Neelley Hicks and I am the Director of ICT4D Initiatives at the communications agency of The United Methodist Church. I had the dubious distinction of winning Fail Faire DC 2012 for my stories of the Church’s...