When disaster strikes, humanitarian aid organizations often play a pivotal role in relief efforts. Communicating with affected populations is one of the many challenges these groups face during a response operation.
Public libraries play a critical role in extending the benefits of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to a diverse range of people worldwide. However, their ability to contribute to development agendas has come into question in recent times.
Innovation and Best Practice in Mobile Technologies for Development is a review of innovation in the ICT entrepreneurship/mobile internet/mobile related applications space by Silvia Masiero, London School of Economics and Political Science.
After more than ten years of support in the realm of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Development, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has looked back: What do we really know about ICTs, and how can those insights be made useful for the daily practice of development cooperation and particularly in governance programs to enhance voice and accountability?
Recently, the African Farm Radio Research Initiative sought to test the effectiveness of a new radio campaign model developed by Farm Radio International: the participatory radio campaign (PRC). AFRRI’s research indicates there is a strong correlation between farmers listening to episodes of a radio campaign and going forward to adopt a new agricultural practice.
Just like any other industry, the ICT for Development (ICT4D) field has experienced significant shifts. As major international development stakeholders have begun focusing on funding ICT projects, these shifts have widespread implications for how programs develop in the field.