ICT4D Updates

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 […]

Highlighting CRS Speakers at the 11th ICT4D Conference: The Global Digital Development Conference

The 11th ICT4D Conference: The Global Digital Development Conference is just around the corner. This conference, founded by CRS, brings together hundreds of public, private, and civil society organizations, eager to share practical insights on applying digital technology to development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges. Topic areas range from agriculture, health, education, conservation, and disaster management […]

Why you should attend the 11th ICT4D Conference, The Global Digital Development Conference

  Now in its 11th session, the ICT4D Conference is the international humanitarian and development community’s opportunity to gather, to share and to demonstrate digital innovation in programs and applications to help alleviate poverty and its effects in the most marginalised and low resourced communities. Steve Hellen, ICT4D and GIS Director at Catholic Relief Services, […]

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 […]