ICT4D Updates

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 […]

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 […]