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

E4C Visualized: Drowning in E-Waste

July 15, 2021

For a punch in the gut, try these visual representations of the amount of electronics the world discards every...

Kimani Chege

The STI Forum Delivers Innovation for Sustainable Development

June 10, 2021

From ultrasound on a mobile phone to robo-calls for fortified wheat: the STI Forum delivered innovation for sustainable development....

The Conversation

Robots Are Coming and the Fallout Will Harm Marginalized Communities

May 21, 2021

COVID-19 has brought about numerous, devastating changes to people’s lives globally. With the number of cases rising across Canada...

Rob Goodier

Simprints Puts Faces (and Fingerprints) to Names

April 9, 2021

Editor’s note: The U.K. biometrics startup Simprints is developing ways of identifying the hundreds of millions of people whose...

Jack Johnson

The Digital Divide: How Virtual Technology Can Help Close Gaps in Professional Training

March 2, 2021

The pandemic has changed working conditions across every sector and industry. Our homes have become places of work with...

Jang Hyeon Lyu

IoT Technologies Should Increase Vaccination Rates in the Future

February 27, 2021

The biggest obstacles to achieving universal vaccination coverage worldwide come down to a lack of proper data monitoring. Vaccination...

Jacob Mugendi

Needed: An Ecosystem for Meaningful Digital Innovation in Northern Kenya

February 16, 2021

The author, Jacob Mugendi, discusses this research on a panel in a recorded E4C Webinar, Digital Development in Kenya:...

Gustavo Valbuena

Contact Tracing Apps Can Work, If They Surmount Their Trust Problem

January 22, 2021

An emerging complementary measure to fight the coronavirus and flatten the new infection curve is the implementation of contact...

Jacob Mugendi

Challenges in Implementing Digital Technologies in Rural Kenya

December 15, 2020

If you ask people in Nairobi where they might like to live if they didn’t have to worry about...

Siemens Stiftung

Research Brief: How Digital Solutions May Enhance Social Financing

August 12, 2020

In July 2019, Siemens Stiftung, the foundation of the Siemens engineering firm, convened startup CEOs and experts in financing...


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