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

Reinvented Toilets Take on a Lack of Sanitation Access with Internet Connectivity and Waste Processing

October 5, 2017

Nine startups that are reinventing the toilet have won spots as finalist candidates for the Toilet Board Coalition’s accelerator...

Rob Goodier

Five Questions for Brahima Sanou, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau (ITU-D)

September 22, 2017

Brahima Sanou has taken the wheel at the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the International Telecommuniction Union (ITU) at a...

Rob Goodier

Five Questions for Dr. Chaesub Lee, Director of the ITU Telecommunications Standardization Bureau

September 13, 2017

The mobile phone revolution in developing countries was possible in large part because of standards in Internet and communications...

Rob Goodier

Ten ICTs Connecting Farmers to the World

August 31, 2017

Internet and communications technologies have transformed farms in the world’s developing and underserved communities. In the past, digital tools...

Grace Burleson

Evaluating Development Technology: Quantitative and Qualitative Recommendations

August 24, 2017

Every year, thousands of products are distributed to communities in low-resource settings. Unfortunately, many of these products are underused...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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