May, 2016

Jessica Pothering

Tech4Dev: Bridging the field and the ivory tower

May 31, 2016

As relief agencies rallied shipments of supplies into disaster-struck Haiti in 2010, the question of what to do about...

Rob Goodier

The iShow in Kenya According to Twitter

May 30, 2016

In photos, sketches, facts and less than 140 characters of commentary, tweeters documented the Kenya leg of iShow by...

Rob Goodier

Five Questions with Kamau Gachigi, Head of Gearbox

May 22, 2016

Inventors and tinkerers who have had a place to build things in Nairobi, and tools to build them with, can...

Kevin M Passino

Humanitarian Engineering Principle Two: Relate, Listen, Ask, Cooperate, Empower

May 18, 2016

This is the second in a series on principles based on the textbook Humanitarian Engineering: Creating Technologies that Help People, by Kevin...

Rob Goodier

Three devices in development now could improve health in India

May 17, 2016

Health care and air quality in India and other emerging economies stand to improve in the near future with...

Rob Goodier

Five Questions with Ken Banks: ICT4D Writer, Editor and FrontlineSMS Founder

May 12, 2016

Ken Banks launched FrontlineSMS in 2005 as a tool that turns a computer into a hub that broadcasts text messages...

Kristina Nilsson

Sliced bread: Why “development” won’t be a result of technological innovations

May 9, 2016

It seems that at nearly every store and bakery in Malawi, the southeast African country, there is a bread slicer...


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