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February 2, 2018

Register Now: Practicing the Principles for Digital Development in Jakarta, Indonesia

The Principles for Digital Development are the distilled knowledge of hundreds of professionals and thousands of projects into nine best practice guidelines to improve the use of technology in development. The Digital Principles are currently endorsed by 88 organizations, including USAID, UNICEF, NDI, Grameen Foundation, IntraHealth International, SIDA, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,…
January 29, 2018

We Don’t Need to Reinvent the Wheel, But it’s Time to Invest in Roads and Highways

By: Dr. Alain Labrique Here’s the good news: Over the past 10 years the digital health community has begun to heal from a severe case of pilotitis. As a community of innovators and health systems researchers, we increasingly recognize that creating and testing new digital health tools in the absence of…
October 20, 2017

Digital Impact Alliance Announces Formation of New Open Source Center and First Round of Catalytic Funding for ICT4D Projects

The Center, with support from key partners, will provide resources to help high-impact software for social good reach greater adoption   Today, the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) announced the formation of its new Open Source Center (OSC), and two partners – Digital Square and Software Freedom Conservancy – who will…
October 13, 2017

Development Gateway Press Release: Endorsing the Principals for Digital Development

We are pleased to announce our endorsement of the Principles for Digital Development. The Principles, of which Digital Impact Alliance is the steward, seek to institutionalize lessons learned in the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) in development projects. They allow practitioners to to integrate best practices into their…
February 9, 2017

Taking Pragmatic Steps to Advance National ID Efforts for Development

While the world watched one inauguration on January 20th, over 5,000 miles away, another incoming President, Nana Akufo-Addo, delivered his address at his inauguration in Ghana a few days earlier. One of the key promises that President Akufo-Addo has made is to reform the current national identification system started under his predecessor…
December 20, 2016

Digital Health: Moving from Silos to Systems

From health officers conducting contact tracing with mobile phones in Ebola-affected countries to TB patients using apps to fulfill their treatment regimen, digital technology is playing an increasingly central role in global health. In fact, over the past decade, the use of mobile and web-based technologies to improve health has…

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February 20, 2018

Practicing the Principles for Digital Development in Jakarta, Indonesia

The Hermitage 9:00am – 1:00pm FREE — Networking Lunch to follow (1:00pm – 2:00pm) RSVP required for attendance The Principles for Digital Development are the distilled knowledge of hundreds of professionals and thousands of projects into nine best practice guidelines to improve the use of technology in development. The Digital Principles are…
December 4, 2017

The Evolving Digital Health Landscape: Progress, Achievements and Remaining Frontiers

The theme for this year’s Forum—The Evolving Digital Health Landscape: Progress, Achievements, and Remaining Frontiers—captures the spirit of progress made in the past several years to scale digital health systems and also encourages us to look critically at the continued need for innovation, as well as integration, to improve health…
November 2, 2017

ICT4D Meet Up

IMPORTANT: we are currently in the process of revamping the ICT4D-Boston meet up group.  Our plan is to make it more informative and improve the way members can learn about and collaborate with one another. ICT4D Meet Up Thursday, Nov 2, 2017, 7:00 PM No location yet. 1 Members Went…