Monthly Archives: November, 2014

GIS support for the MSF Ebola response in Guinea in 2014

November 28th, 2014 Posted by ICT4D 0 comments on “GIS support for the MSF Ebola response in Guinea in 2014”

This case study aims to elaborate whether the GIS officer’s mission
to Guinea has succeeded in supporting the emergency response and
furthering the strategic goals defined in the GIS Strategy.

http://bit.ly/1z1RPmP

 

AID WORKER DESCRIBES LIFE OFF THE MAP

November 28th, 2014 Posted by ICT4D 0 comments on “AID WORKER DESCRIBES LIFE OFF THE MAP”

The Missing Maps project is urging volunteers to go online and help map some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. This work will make sure communities are better placed to withstand and recover from disaster.

http://bit.ly/121SVop

Is There a Role for Mobiles to Support Sustainable Agriculture in Africa?

November 25th, 2014 Posted by ICT4D 0 comments on “Is There a Role for Mobiles to Support Sustainable Agriculture in Africa?”

The rapid growth in mobile phone penetration in developing countries offers a significant opportunity to support a transformation in agricultural development and food systems, but without a co-operative and focused effort across different stakeholder groups – local practitioners, private sector partners, donors, expert institutions, and national governments – the potential for mobiles to empower sustainable agricultural development is unlikely to be maximized.

http://bit.ly/1HEbezT

Organizational Guide to #ICT4D

November 21st, 2014 Posted by ICT4D 0 comments on “Organizational Guide to #ICT4D”

This guide gives practical guidance to building organizational capacity in ICT4D. Drawing from the experience of the international development community, this guide connects established principles with processes for implementing new technology.

1. Why should I be interested in ICT4D and what does it mean for my organization?
2. How do I build ICT4D capacity within my organization?
3. What are the practical approaches and best practices I can implement to improve success?

http://bit.ly/1z2lxb5

Going Digital: 5 lessons for charities developing technology–based innovations

November 20th, 2014 Posted by ICT4D 0 comments on “Going Digital: 5 lessons for charities developing technology–based innovations”

Key Findings

Digital technology presents a big opportunity for charities to increase their impact.  However, it is an underutilised tool in the sector.

Key issues charities face when developing digital technology include: staying focused on the end goal and not being distracted by the technology; the need for new skills; getting Trustee buy-in; bringing in the right support and partners; and planning the funding.

To help overcome these issues, we need to share more examples of best-practice and create guidance to demystify digital; as well as creating new and complementary funding sources dedicated to charities developing such technology.

http://bit.ly/1xFXCkI

#ICT to aid DRC indigenous people @Biztechafrica

November 19th, 2014 Posted by ICT4D 0 comments on “#ICT to aid DRC indigenous people @Biztechafrica”

The Moabi Project is a powerful online tool for tracking information spatially and a collaborative mapping system that builds a community of users to share, edit, and discuss issues affecting the environment.

http://bit.ly/1BMxqrl

Real time #map could predict and prevent #malaria

November 18th, 2014 Posted by software development 0 comments on “Real time #map could predict and prevent #malaria”

Epidemiologists at the University of California are developing a tool that uses rainfall and other factors to forecast outbreaks

This new open platform tool could allow malaria control programs to map the locations of malaria cases and predict which other areas may be at risk of future outbreaks.

http://bit.ly/1wSNS0V

ITU, UN Women celebrate power of #ICT to transform women’s lives

November 18th, 2014 Posted by ICT4D 0 comments on “ITU, UN Women celebrate power of #ICT to transform women’s lives”

The GEM-TECH Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of organizations and individuals in the area of women’s empowerment, through ICT

http://bit.ly/1A7puiB

Liberia #mobile text campaign finds #Ebola behind food price hikes

November 17th, 2014 Posted by ICT4D 0 comments on “Liberia #mobile text campaign finds #Ebola behind food price hikes”

“Mobile data collection is quick, and also it’s an advantage in a fast-breaking crisis such as the Ebola outbreak….The households are affected by food insecurity because of the Ebola outbreak.”

http://bit.ly/11jDFlv

A #WASH Project Cleans Up Nairobi’s Slum

November 14th, 2014 Posted by ICT4D 0 comments on “A #WASH Project Cleans Up Nairobi’s Slum”

Waterborne diseases (like cholera, diarrhea, hepatitis A and typhoid) are rampant in the poor neighborhoods of Nairobi (and in similar locations around the world), particularly among young children: The World Health Organization says 3.4 million people die every year from water-related disease, making it the leading cause of disease-related death in the world.

http://bit.ly/1pYwaMS