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Ministry of ICT, Kenya, to speak at Aid & Development Africa Summit in Nairobi

Ministry of ICT, Kenya, to speak at Aid & Development Africa Summit in Nairobi

With Aid & Development Africa Summit fast approaching, Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) is...

  •  January 16, 2017
Mobile money services are helping thousands of Kenyans escape poverty

Mobile money services are helping thousands of Kenyans escape poverty

A new study has revealed that access to mobile money services has lifted 194,000 Kenyan...

  •  December 20, 2016
The role of IT in sustainable development goals

The role of IT in sustainable development goals

How communications technology and connectivity are paramount to all stages of the work and energy...

  •  December 02, 2016
Myanmar’s Government must act to build an inclusive financial sector

Myanmar’s Government must act to build an inclusive financial sector

Myanmar’s financial sector is undergoing a significant transition. Since 2012, it has witnessed a number...

  •  November 29, 2016
CIWM and WasteAid UK to produce guidance on low-cost reuse and recycling technologies

CIWM and WasteAid UK to produce guidance on low-cost reuse and recycling technologies

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) is to fund the development of a guidance...

  •  November 22, 2016
New mobile app to drive action towards the realisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

New mobile app to drive action towards the realisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

In September the GSMA, in collaboration with the United Nations and Project Everyone, launched the...

  •  November 03, 2016
Top 15 technology solutions transforming  Africa

Top 15 technology solutions transforming Africa

Join the 2nd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit on 28 February-1 March 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya to discover game-changing...

  •  October 19, 2016
Making data relevant – the biggest challenge for M4D and the SDGs?

Making data relevant – the biggest challenge for M4D and the SDGs?

While a great deal of work and energy is going into the achievement of the...

  •  October 06, 2016
[infographic] Using Virtual Reality for Disaster Response Training

[infographic] Using Virtual Reality for Disaster Response Training

Disasters can strike at any time, and we need to be prepared when they do....

  •  October 03, 2016
Eight Principles for Digital Payments in Humanitarian Response

Eight Principles for Digital Payments in Humanitarian Response

Since 2010, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) has funded at least 80...

  •  September 30, 2016
Electronic transfers in humanitarian response: Good news, bad news and how-to

Electronic transfers in humanitarian response: Good news, bad news and how-to

Digitizing the delivery of humanitarian aid has so much appeal. By taking cash out of...

  •  September 27, 2016
Cash-based programming: choosing the right provider

Cash-based programming: choosing the right provider

While cash and vouchers currently account for around six percent of total humanitarian spending, according...

  •  September 21, 2016
Implications for Disaster Response Thanks to Pokemon Go

Implications for Disaster Response Thanks to Pokemon Go

Since Pokemon Go was released a couple of months ago, the app has launched itself into...

  •  September 20, 2016
International Day of Peace - The SDGs: ‘Building Blocks for Peace’

International Day of Peace - The SDGs: ‘Building Blocks for Peace’

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on...

  •  September 20, 2016
How satellite connectivity can enable successful delivery of the United Nations’ SDGs

How satellite connectivity can enable successful delivery of the United Nations’ SDGs

At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, world leaders adopted 17...

  •  August 25, 2016
Mobile for Development - Why the Back-Office Needs to Play Catch-Up

Mobile for Development - Why the Back-Office Needs to Play Catch-Up

Few industries are growing faster than mobile technology. This has opened up boundless possibilities in...

  •  July 26, 2016
Call for Apps Supporting Worldwide Disaster Response

Call for Apps Supporting Worldwide Disaster Response

A new competition has been launched to find innovative apps that support worldwide disaster response activities.  Apply...

  •  July 07, 2016
Africa’s Mobile Money

Africa’s Mobile Money

The importance of digital communication and finance is becoming increasingly important in Africa’s strides towards...

  •  June 30, 2016
Establishing a reliable communications network for SOS Children’s Villages in the CAR

Establishing a reliable communications network for SOS Children’s Villages in the CAR

Thuraya deployed vital communication links in the Central African Republic to connect SOS Children’s Villages...

  •  May 31, 2016
[report] AIDF Mobile for Development 2:Transforming Global Healthcare Through Mobile Technology

[report] AIDF Mobile for Development 2:Transforming Global Healthcare Through Mobile Technology

INCLUSION, EXPANSION AND THE FUTURE OF MOBILE HEALTH The Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF)...

  •  May 05, 2016
The Use of Mobiles in Disasters

The Use of Mobiles in Disasters

Recent natural and manmade disasters have taught us that resilient communications are vital to saving...

  •  April 27, 2016
ICT in Myanmar: Creating Opportunities for Aid and Development

ICT in Myanmar: Creating Opportunities for Aid and Development

International interest in Myanmar has soared, since government reforms took place in 2010. The country has signalled its...

  •  April 22, 2016
AIDF Asia Summit to focus on improving aid delivery and health resilience through mobile innovations

AIDF Asia Summit to focus on improving aid delivery and health resilience through mobile innovations

Following the success of last year’s event, the Aid & International Development Forum is pleased...

  •  March 24, 2016
Big Data Improves Response to Humanitarian Crises

Big Data Improves Response to Humanitarian Crises

Big Data can improve the response to humanitarian crises by enabling earlier detection and distributing...

  •  March 03, 2016
Software to speed up repatriation of trafficked children in South Asia

Software to speed up repatriation of trafficked children in South Asia

According to the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC), South Asia is the fastest-growing...

  •  February 29, 2016
[INFOGRAPHIC] Mobile for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

[INFOGRAPHIC] Mobile for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Some of the striking facts lie in this section of the AIDF Inforgraphic as Sub-Saharan...

  •  January 26, 2016
Women Must Be Part of Africa’s Development: Africa Industrialization Day 2015

Women Must Be Part of Africa’s Development: Africa Industrialization Day 2015

Following on from our article discussing Africa Industrialization Day, this article discusses the main concerns...

  •  November 24, 2015
Africa Industrialization Day 2015

Africa Industrialization Day 2015

"Africa needs to invest in training and education for women and youth to industrialize, grow...

  •  November 20, 2015
Mobile For Development Initiatives

Mobile For Development Initiatives

Technology, especially mobile phones, can create positive change to help improve the livelihoods of those...

  •  November 17, 2015
[report] AIDF Mobile for Development: Transforming Global Healthcare Through Mobile Technology

[report] AIDF Mobile for Development: Transforming Global Healthcare Through Mobile Technology

With the ascent of mobile technology and increased connectivity across the globe, the digital divide...

  •  November 05, 2015
TURMAKS Mobile Healthcare Solutions - Case Examples

TURMAKS Mobile Healthcare Solutions - Case Examples

TURMAKS offers types of products for various types of applications in terms of client needs,...

  •  November 04, 2015
Digital cash for refugees in Kenya’s Kakuma camps

Digital cash for refugees in Kenya’s Kakuma camps

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has introduced digital cash in the Kakuma refugee camps in Kenya which are...

  •  October 15, 2015
Enabling the Path to Recovery with Critical Connectivity in Nepal

Enabling the Path to Recovery with Critical Connectivity in Nepal

Benegas Brothers Expeditions’ Alpine Guides Rely on Iridium-Enabled Broadband Service to Reestablish Trade Routes and...

  •  September 28, 2015
Inmarsat’s BGAN Link for eHealth

Inmarsat’s BGAN Link for eHealth

SOS Children’s Villages and Safe Triage Ltd use BGAN Link to bring health monitoring to...

  •  May 29, 2015

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