ICT4D Updates

International survey on ICT4D

At the 10th ICT4D Conference in Zambia, Keynote speaker Michele Broemmelsiek, Vice President for Overseas Operations at Catholic Relief Services, shared the results of an international survey on ICT4D, conducted by Devex. The online survey tested the development community’s perception on Information Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) and identified connectivity as the top trend and […]

Tapping digital technologies’ potential for contributing to development

While people in major cities and developed countries enjoy an ever-expanding selection of applications and other innovations to help them live more efficient, safer and entertaining lives, millions in the hinterlands of Africa, Asia and Latin America are still waiting for the digital revolution to arrive. Yet recent advances in information and communications technologies hold […]

Tenth ICT4D Conference To Focus On Impact For Development Sector. Takes Places In Lusaka, Zambia, May 8-10.

Lusaka, Zambia, April 17, 2018: ICT4D Conference 2018, the largest event of its kind for the humanitarian development sector, this year aims at mapping out to the path for technology to make the maximum impact on improving humanitarian relief and development work. This 10th conference brings together over 600 ICT experts, program managers and senior […]

Pre-ICT4D Conference Hackathon with Cash Prizes from John Deere

Do you know talented African web developers? As part of their involvement at the 10th ICT4D conference, John Deere is hosting a pre-conference hackathon that seeks to improve African smallholder farmers’ access to tractors. This application development competition is an opportunity for developers from across the continent to showcase their skills, connect with tech leaders […]

How a Pilot Project in Haiti Brings Optimism for Digitally Enabled Health System

Atwood Raphael, Deputy Chief of Party for DAI’s Haiti Strategic Health Information System (HIS) Program recently presented during a TechChange course titled “The Future of Digital Health.” He was asked to discuss the implementation of the Haiti Strategic Health Information System (HIS) program, a five-year, U.S. Agency for International Development-funded initiative that is consolidating… Read […]

Intelsat EpicNG Satellites The Next-generation, Global High-performance Satellite Platform

The next-generation, high-throughput satellite (HTS) platform delivers high performance, increased control and all-region coverage – positioning customers for operational and business success. The Intelsat EpicNG platform is an innovative approach to satellite and network architecture utilizing C-, Ku- and Ka-bands, wide beams, spot beams and frequency reuse technology to deliver more throughput per unit of […]

How a mobile-to-web system led to 1,500,000 new users of sanitation in just 18 months

Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) has seen great success in promoting sanitation in rural communities around the world. In Zambia, the introduction of CLTS saw 1.5 million new users of sanitation in just 18 months. This change is important and can have a significant impact on the health of these rural communities since water, sanitation, and […]

Drive Readiness and Responsiveness with VNO Solutions on Intelsat EpicNG

Non-government organizations and their network partners need to adapt and integrate new technologies to meet demands for enhanced connectivity to support their missions. Yet success depends on more than just the latest innovations; it depends on your ability to harness and integrate new technology to equip and connect your people and locations – without adding […]

Malaria: Shifting the burden or expanding access to care?

Malaria is a significant burden to health systems and is responsible for a large proportion of outpatient cases at health facilities in endemic regions. The scale-up of community management of malaria and reactive case detection likely affect both malaria cases and outpatient attendance at health facilities. This article examines the use of Community Health Workers […]

Why attend the ICT4D Conference?

The rapid growth in the numbers of attendees at the ICT4D Conference since its inception is testament not only to the fantastic learning and networking opportunities the event provides but also to the global focus on ICT4D. Yet ten sessions on from the first conference, many questions are still being asked about the extent and […]