ICT4D Updates

Economies of Scale are the Answer to Low-Resource Information Security – Dharma Platform

Economies of Scale are the Answer to Low-Resource Information Security. Michael Roytman, Chief Data Scientist, Kenna Security, Co-Founder and Board Chair, Dharma Platform   In his Hoover Institution Essay, A Rubicon, Dan Geer, the Chief Information Security Officer of In-Q-Tel and an epidemiologist by training, brings to the forefront the central issue of all security:   “We […]

ICT4D – Good Data Saves Lives by Dharma Platform

ICT4D – Good Data Saves Lives  – Dharma Platform Data makes the invisible, visible. From measuring impact and evaluating programs to managing an effective response, those in the humanitarian and development aid sectors know better than anyone how important the trustworthiness of data is. Informed decision making is a direct correlate of the timeliness and […]

Welcome Letter from the Ministry of ICT & National Guidance

Welcome Letter from the Ministry of ICT & National Guidance

When Disaster Strikes, Digital Technology Helps Deliver Improved Aid.

When Disaster Strikes, Digital Technology Helps Deliver Improved Aid. By Tom Price, Independent Writer for ICT4D Conference 2019    Photo credit:  Ismail Ferdous/CRS Whether it is assisting refugees fleeing violence or providing aid after a flood or other natural disaster, humanitarian assistance is all about rapid response. To aid those in immediate need, organizations rely […]

Ecobank Case Study

Ecobank Mali offered a US NGO a means to distribute resources (cash, food, etc) to beneficiaries in rural locations using digital solutions designed to provide an efficient, secure distribution with full reporting capabilities. The NGO wanted to reduce the challenges associated with traditional cash distribution channels, namely:   Location I.          Most interventions/ development projects are in […]

How can remote sensing be used to strengthen food security in low- and middle-income countries? 

How can remote sensing be used to strengthen food security in low- and middle-income countries?   By Daniel Lapidus, Senior Economic and Policy Analyst, RTI International   Agricultural decisionmakers in developing countries need better information to make policy and investment decisions that could have major implications for their country’s food security. For instance, which crops are […]

The Rise in Data Generation and the Development of a Center for Global Data Visualization (CGDV)

The Rise in Data Generation and the Development of a Center for Global Data Visualization (CGDV) By Reema Rustagi   Looking back at the last decade, the advent of the internet and use of devices such as tablets, smartphones, and mobile phone applications have generated an astonishing amount of information which is shared electronically and […]

Technology Brings Revolutionary Change in African Agriculture

Technology Brings Revolutionary Change in African Agriculture By Tom Price, Independent Writer for ICT4D Conference A John Deere tractor from Hello Tractor ploughs a field in Narok County, Kenya. Photo: Patrick Meinhardt for CRS Humans have been farming the African landscape for thousands of years, and not a great deal has changed over the many […]

Digital Trends and Innovations in Uganda

Digital Trends and Innovations in Uganda   The 11th ICT4D Conference: The Global Digital Development Conference is rapidly approaching, and the Conference would like to highlight all of the wonderful speakers and sessions planned that deal with digital trends and innovations in the host country: Uganda.  From innovations in agriculture and health to humanitarian response […]

Digital Development in Uganda

  Digital Development Speeds Ahead in Rural Uganda   Refugee settlements sprawl across the grasslands of northwestern Uganda. This area, close to the border with South Sudan, is home to one of the largest refugee populations in the world. The Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement alone is home to 224,000 South Sudanese who have fled the […]