ICT4D Updates

Be Collaborative

Be Collaborative: Time is up for just talking the talk… “Being collaborative means sharing information, insights, strategies and resources across projects, organizations and sectors, leading to increased efficiency and impact” (DIAL). This Principle for Digital Development brings all the others together in practice, but how should digital development experts apply the “Be Collaborative” Digital Principle […]

Addressing Race & Inclusion in ICT4D

Ronda dives into how the gap in digital literacy could be addressed and who should take responsibility. Overall, bridging the digital literacy gap is not just about capacity building and tech innovation, but more of a structural, organizational, and behavioral change that must take place. On the topic of increased focus on diversity, equity and […]

ICYMI: Access the Recordings of our ICT4D Partnerships Conference

The ICT4D Partnerships Conference took place on January 12 with 1000+ global actors involved in digital development and humanitarian response collaborations. Access the session recordings and conference materials via our online agenda   15 conference sessions and 12 networking discussions offered insights on Strengthening cross-sector partnerships in times of physical distancing First-hand advice on responsible […]

End of Year Review from ICT4D Conference

Thank you for your support during 2020 This year has been difficult for many, and I hope that you are coping as best as possible in the circumstances. Unfortunately, we had to postpone the planned 12th ICT4D Conference in Abuja, Nigeria. And sadly there will not be an ICT4D Conference in April/May 2021 either. We […]

Infographic: Digital Development Trends during COVID-19

Infographic: Digital Development Trends during COVID-19 October 2020, by Paul Wiedmaier Several digital development trends have emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic. While most of the world has had to go digital for work, school, and socializing – we must keep in mind the sharp digital divide that exists in the least developed countries, particularly for […]

New Podcast series

We’ve launched a podcast series, featuring weekly short interviews with global experts discussing digital development trends, innovations, and good practice. Kicking us off is Karl Lowe, on CRS agency-wide ICT priorities and strategy, or as he refers to as his “High Five Focus Areas”.   More podcasts interviews to follow here

ICT4D Conference is Going Virtual

With the global health crisis surrounding COVID-19 and travel restrictions, Catholic Relief Services and the Partner Consortium of the 12th ICT4D Conference have relocated the planned agenda content  as an online series featuring regular virtual events over several months. While featuring many of the 150+ confirmed speakers and sessions, the Virtual Edition of the ICT4D […]

ICT for Safeguarding

        The ever-growing digital world is constantly creating new risks of exploitation, abuse, and harassment of adults and children; however, this world also offers many new opportunities for organizations to improve their safeguarding efforts and practices. This webinar, part of a monthly series, discussed how digital technology can support the protection of […]

Update, March 4: Postponement of 12th ICT4D Conference in Abuja

  As COVID-19 is continuing to spread in new places across the globe, including Nigeria; and given the latest WHO guidance on top of the increasing number of travel restrictions, Catholic Relief Services has decided to postpone the 12th ICT4D Conference, planned on April 21-23, 2020 at the Sheraton Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria.  A new date […]

Security Lessons Learned and Good Practice in Data Protection

Recently, the ICT4D Conference and NetHope hosted a webinar on security lessons learned and good practice in data protection featuring Joel Urbanowicz, Director for Information Security and ICT Operations, Catholic Relief Services; Stuart Campo, Team Lead – Data Policy, Centre for Humanitarian Data, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA); Jay L. […]