We are excited to offer Pulse on the Principles – a podcast and webinar series covering the intersection of technology and development! Pulse on the Principles features conversations with digital development experts discussing successes, challenges, and the potential for putting the Digital Principles into practice. 

Sharing successes, challenges, and lessons learned in digital development through this medium will allow for one-on-one conversation with experts and for the Digital Principles team to directly interact with global stakeholders. Pulse on the Principles seeks to provide the community with greater access to content and presents new opportunities for endorsers, partners, and Forum members to participate with us and one another beyond historic mediums.

Podcast Episode 4: Conversation, Observation and Co-creation

Host Allana Nelson kicks off the Education mini-season with Simon Mtabazi of the Human Development Innovation Fund and Nour Elkhoudary of Gaza Sky Geeks to explore innovation in digital education technologies and designing user-centered education programs. Our guests share how they work to overcome specific barriers to digital education and about initiatives empowering learners across Tanzania and Gaza.

Podcast Episode 3: Connecting Digital Access and Youth Empowerment

COVID-19 has underscored the importance of digital access and literacy but has also exposed inequalities holding back youth. Host Claudine Lim chats with United Nations award-winning activist, Richard Dzikunu, and digital equality advocate, Nanjira Sambuli, to discuss the mismatch between youth empowerment and the lack of digital access, and urge decision makers to take active steps to include all those left behind.

Podcast Episode 2: Maximize Benefits, Minimize Risks

In the second episode of the COVID-19 miniseason, hosts Claudine Lim and Laura Walker McDonald are joined by DIAL colleague and tech expert, Rachel Sibande, to explore transparency and accountability in responsible data use. Examples of how DIAL incorporates cross-sector collaboration and mitigates potential, unintended risks for traditionally marginalized and vulnerable groups are also discussed.

Podcast Episode 1: Digital Principles in the Time of Pandemic

Meet your podcast hosts – Claudine Lim, Allana Nelson, and Laura Walker McDonald from the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) as they kick off the first miniseason with a globally important topic: COVID-19. As digital technologies are being deployed to curb the pandemic’s spread, how can the development sector ensure that these tools are being used responsibly and designed in a way that includes, rather than harms, individuals?

Podcast Episode 0: A Primer to the Principles for Digital Development

No idea what the Digital Principles are? No problem! This mini episode will get you caught up on everything you need to know before you dive in. Learn about each of the nine Principles, how they came to be, and how you and your organization can get involved!

Webinar Episode 3: Remote Connections: Getting Digital Communications Right in the COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting measures to enforce physical distancing, have made digital technologies ever more important when communicating with communities in humanitarian, development and public health contexts. In partnership with the CDAC Networkwe hosted a discussion with international development experts, leaders, and digital pioneers on the promise and constraints of digitally communicating with communities.

Webinar Episode 2: Reuse, Improve, and Collaborate: Applying Lessons from Ebola to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives, from how we work, to how our children learn to how we interact on a daily basis. We hosted a discussion with international development and digital health experts to share their insights on how the development sector can use the Digital Principles to inform our responses and recoveries to COVID-19.

Webinar Episode 1:From Dialogue to Action: Looking Inward for More Inclusive International Development

Our team released an official statement standing in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement with a pledge to be more vocal and active advocates for diversity and equity in international development. In that spirit we hosted a crucial discussion with experts to share their experiences, insights, and recommendations for how the could Digital Principles to be more inclusive.

If you want to get involved as a speaker or nominate a colleague get in touch with us at PrinciplesAdmin@digitalimpactalliance.org and be sure to check out our event page for upcoming webinars.

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