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February 29, 2016

We Must Build a Better Future for Digital Development

Reposted from ICTWorks. My name is Adele Waugaman and over the past year I’ve served as rapporteur for a series of community discussions on the Principles for Digital Development. The Principles are now industry-accepted standards on what you need to think through in every stage of ICT4D projects. Consider yourself on notice: If you…

December 29, 2015

The Principles for Digital Development and Medic Mobile

By Medic Mobile Last year, a coalition of more than 300 authoritative global health institutions and UN agencies endorsed a set of nine Principles for Digital Development. We see the growing consensus around these principles as an important step forward for our field. We also see it as validation for the…

October 28, 2015

Principles report draft now open for public comment

Over the past year, we have worked to capture your voices and perspectives during the community discussion of the Principles for Digital Development. A draft of the synthesis report, From Principle to Practice: Implementing the Principles for Digital Development, is now available for public comment. The goal of the report is to provide development decision-makers…

October 26, 2015

Improving Data Privacy & Security in ICT4D: A Workshop on Principle 8 of the Digital Development Principles Report

On 8 May 2015, Global Pulse hosted a workshop on data privacy and security in technology-enabled development projects and programmes. This workshop was part of a series of events focused on the Nine Principles for Digital Development. 23 The Principles for Digital Development (http://digitalprinciples.org) are guidelines that can help development practitioners…

October 26, 2015

Building Human-Centered Design into ICT4D Projects: An Interview with Danny Alexander and Sean Hewens of IDEO.org

By United Methodist Communications Q: What is human-centered design? A: [Sean]: Human-­‐centered design is a problem-solving process that puts humans at the very center. There are three key tenets. First, immerse yourself within the community as much as possible [to understand the problem]. You can start very specific with folks in…