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  • October 12, 2018

    Hey bro...ICT for Extractive Industries

    Questions & Problem Solving
    Hi, Am here to pay you attention on issues regarding to the use of ICT in increasing transparency in war-torn regions extractive industries. I am President of CongoInThePicture…
  • February 14, 2019

    ICT Integration in the classroom

    Questions & Problem Solving
    How can technology bring us closer to quality education for all?
  • February 11, 2019

    What is your experience in applying the digital principles in your work?

    Principles Talk
    We welcome your thoughts or comments on your experience in applying the digital principles in your work. What has been your experience? Are there any highlights, lessons and/or…
  • January 21, 2019

    Food products price online database

    Questions & Problem Solving
    We’d like to create an online food products price database to inform farmers about price trends and market opportunities in our areas . Any guidance and support are…
  • February 05, 2019

    Medic Mobile hiring two Impact Specialists (North America)

    Opportunities & Jobs
    Hello! Medic Mobile is searching to fill both an Impact Specialist - Analyst and an Impact Specialist - Monitoring Systems position based in North America to contribute to…

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January 24, 2019

How the Land Portal is helping overcome data barriers

Having and using information has always been a powerful force for change, helping to fight corruption, enabling citizens to participate more fully in public life and allowing people from all walks of life to exercise their fundamental human rights. We live in a time when paradoxical topics such as ‘fake…
January 22, 2019

Applying the Principles for Digital Development to Real-World Challenges

The Principles for Digital Development can guide our approach to technology by helping us ask the right questions. Hillary Eason, Ehsanullah Hassani, and Robert Lord-Biggers highlight their application of the principles while tackling an MIS project in Afghanistan. It’s easy enough to talk about using the Principles for Digital Development…
December 19, 2018

Introducing the Digital Principles first Advisory Council

As the stewards of the Principles for Digital Development (Digital Principles), the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) continuously seeks ways to include diverse voices, thoughts, and opinions heard within the community into the tools and resources we create. Last month, we opened a nomination period to create the first Digital Principles…
December 11, 2018

Launch of the Latest Digital Principles Case Study: Digital Opportunity Trust’s Innojo Platform

We are excited to announce the latest Digital Principles case study which looks at how the Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) engaged youth entrepreneurs from all over the world to develop their new platform, Innojo. Digital Principles case studies are intended to highlight how development organizations incorporate technology into their projects…
December 4, 2018

IMC endorses the Principles for Digital Development

CROSS POST FROM: We are pleased to announce that IMC Worldwide has officially endorsed the Principles for Digital Development, a set of nine best practice guidelines designed to help practitioners successfully apply digital technologies to development programmes. We are pleased to announce that IMC Worldwide has officially endorsed the Principles for…
October 26, 2018

Transforming Communities: How DOT Youth use innovation and the Digital Principles to achieve positive social impact

Every year, the Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) hosts the Unconference – a participant-led event that convenes young social innovators hailing from several of the organization’s network countries. The Unconference grants youths the opportunity to connect with professionals, mentors, and one another, bringing over 100 individuals from several countries to share…

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September 14, 2018

Tying the digital knots: Social protection in practice

Social protection programs are often planned and implemented in isolation. As a result, they fail to unlock the potential of a harmonized social protection system. By optimizing service delivery, analytics and transparency, digital solutions can vastly reduce fragmentation and enable a systems approach to universal social protection. But what is…
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…