Author: sonja ruetzel

Is Your Technology Solution Ready for Your Mass Campaigns?

  A View from the Inside: Is Your Technology Solution Ready for Your Mass Campaigns?   When it comes to mass campaigns, health and humanitarian organizations are increasingly turning to integrated campaign management systems to improve program efficiency, manage millions of services, allocate resources, and control costs, even in low-bandwidth areas. But what sort of […]

Key Topics & Speakers at the 12th ICT4D Conference

12th ICT4D Conference Update   -> Senior Practitioners from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft, and CRS are among the first to join the plenary. -> 150+ speakers have been confirmed from government, international and Ghanaian NGOs, and private and civil society organizations to share insights and innovations. -> Register now to join the […]


  Digital innovation is at the core of Ghana’s economic boost. Leading up to the 12th ICT4D Conference in Accra, we were curious to know about relevant digital and data solutions in Ghana. So we posed three questions to the digital innovators: What problem are you solving? What is innovative/different in your approach? What are […]

What are the digital development trends and drivers in Burkina Faso?

CRS is organizing its second ICT4D Conference in Ouagadougou on June 9 and 10, 2022, to explore how digital innovations can support the successful implementation of humanitarian projects and programs in a context of insecurity. About one hundred actors from different backgrounds and sectors will come together to exchange of ICT4D applications in Burkina Faso, […]

3 key takeaways from the ICT4D for Malaria Elimination conference

As we are reflecting on the first ICT4D for Malaria Elimination conference, here are three takeaways that you can apply to your everyday work. Technology is only as good as the people who operate it. In this light, there is a high need for the digital empowerment of governments and community health workers (CHWs). Governments […]

Shifting Responsibilities for Digital Skill Development

Shifting Responsibilities for Digital Skill Development Inspired by the recent webinar on digital skills for a global workforce, we’d like to explore if and how responsibilities for digital skill development are changing in the NGO space! Programing at a distance and the increased use of digital solutions during the pandemic have created an even stronger […]

13 Lessons Learned to Consider for your Malaria Programming

13 Expert Lessons Learned & Trends to Consider for your Organization’s Malaria & Health Programming Weren’t able to attend the recent webinar on digital tech to support the global malaria response? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Digital technology is offering cost-effective ways to help address complex health challenges like malaria – whether reaching or […]

Reflections on Data Responsibility, Partnership, and Cash & Voucher Assistance

Earlier this year, CaLP, the ICT4D Conference, and the Grand Bargain Cash and Risk sub-workstream brought together humanitarian practitioners for a lively discussion on data protection challenges in the cash and voucher assistance (CVA) space. The main objectives of the webinar were to introduce and get acquainted with CaLP’s newly minted “Data Responsibility Toolkit: A […]

How are we moving the dial on digital diversity, equity and inclusion?

Tune into our new podcast series on digital diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and learn in short interviews about: The current landscape and collective/ individual opportunities to realize DEI in the ICT4D and digital development sector. Global examples of good DEI practices and governance. Innovations that assist in reducing the digital gap, while addressing ethical […]