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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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:...

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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...

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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...

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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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The Conversation

Virtual Hackathons: Solve Coronavirus Problems Without Leaving Home

June 11, 2020

If you want to solve a problem quickly it helps to get many minds working together to find a...

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Allison Duane

Twelve Apps Making Cities Accessible to Travelers and Immigrants

This article is part of a series by students in the Sustainable Development program at Lehigh University in Bethlehem,...

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Joshua Pearce

The Coronavirus Is Breaking Global Supply Chains But There’s An Alternative – Make It At Home

May 18, 2020

As COVID-19 wreaks havoc on global supply chains, a trend of moving manufacturing closer to customers could go so...

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Ugochi Amadi

Nine Digital Innovations that Improve City Life Worldwide

May 4, 2020

This article is part of a series by students in the Sustainable Development program at Lehigh University in Bethlehem,...

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Aiden Slavin

Digital Identity: A Solution to Kenya’s ID Challenge?

April 7, 2020

A proposed national biometric identity program in Kenya has incited criticism from privacy and digital rights advocates, prompting a...

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Grace Burleson

Working Remotely: Seven Tips for Productive Online Meetings

March 18, 2020

Editor’s note: Grace Burleson is an Expert Research Fellow at Engineering for Change who wrote this article for Medium...

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