Engineering for Change

Interest: ICT

The boom in mobile phone ownership has been one of the unanticipated success stories of global development. And with all of that computing power in the hands of so many people, software engineers are at the leading edge of the work to improve lives. Other electronic hardware is also gaining momentum, with innovations like e-readers, drones and 3D printers. These tools are how communities can leapfrog over phases of development to catch up with the pack.

Interest: ICT

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Rob Goodier

Fighting Latin American corruption with civic tech: Five questions for Anca Matioc

August 4, 2017

Growing up in Romania, political corruption was a family dinner conversation, and Anca Matioc has translated that ingrained interest...

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Anne Nelson

Learning to Teach ICT4D: 10 Principles Gleaned from Two Decades in the Classroom and the Field

August 2, 2017

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about teaching ICT4D, it’s that every project needs to be a hybrid between...

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International Telecommunication Union

Explore ICTs in Global Development at ITU Telecom World 2017

July 31, 2017

Artificial intelligence can crunch the numbers on inconceivably large volumes of data, predicting trends, mitigating problems, driving a revolution...

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Rob Goodier

Algorithmic analysis of satellite data and a new offline tool monitor deforestation worldwide

June 30, 2017

Despite its protected status, deforestation threatens the Leuser Ecosystem, 2.6 million hectares (6.5 million acres) of rainforest on the...

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Rob Goodier

Fixing the world’s rural roads with a shovel and a phone app

For those of us who don’t know what it’s like to live at the end of a poorly maintained...

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Rob Goodier

Volunteer cartographers create open source maps to guide malarial mosquito eradication

June 28, 2017

Spraying insecticide indoors remains one of the most effective weapons against malarial mosquitoes, the World Health Organization says, but...

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Rob Goodier

From Baby Monitors to Fishing Fleets: Ten Upgrades with Remote Sensors

The cost of electronic sensors and mobile technology has dropped low enough to network hardware and infrastructure even in...

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Rob Goodier

A “solar hooter” protects southern Indian farms from animal raids

June 12, 2017

A low-cost “solar hooter” may keep animal intruders at bay on southern Indian farms. The device flashes a light...

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Temesgen Gebeyehu

Ethiopia’s 8028 Hotline: Aiding farmers through text and interactive voice messages

May 28, 2017

Ethiopia’s new 8028 Hotline has handled a deluge of calls from farmers looking for agricultural information. The Ethiopia Agricultural Transformation Agency’s...

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Rob Goodier

A new charitable giving platform vets Indian nonprofits to give donors peace of mind

May 18, 2017

It’s easy to forgive indecision when it comes to donating to a worthy cause in India. A bird’s eye...

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