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  • Blockchain for International Development

    Is Blockchain Ready to be Applied to Asia’s Development Challenges?

    Bangkok | By on February 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Is Blockchain Ready to be Applied to Asia’s Development Challenges?

    While the hype builds to a crescendo, blockchain use is still very much in its infancy, especially within the international development field. When we talk about blockchain, “we’re in the 1996-2000 dot.com stage,” said one participant of the Bangkok Technology Salon on How to Use Blockchain in International Development? In a discussion led by mobile…

  • 4 Barriers to Using Machine Learning to Support the SDGs

    Bangkok | By on February 7, 2017 | Comments Off on 4 Barriers to Using Machine Learning to Support the SDGs

    Born from the widest ever public consultation by the UN, the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) are a chance to ‘press the reset button on development’. Critically, the SDGs encourage countries to improve data analysis and to track progress with common indicators. Many of the goals are inter-related and influence each other. But with such…

  • 5 Barriers to Building ICT4D Capacity of Development Organisations

    Bangkok | By on July 1, 2016 | Comments Off on 5 Barriers to Building ICT4D Capacity of Development Organisations

    Twenty development professionals recently met in Bangkok to ask, “How Can We Build the ICT4D Capacity of Development Organizations?“. They discussed the usage, implementation as well as the successes and challenges of building capacity of development organization to make use of ICT in their work. The lead discussant, Simon Gee from TechSoup Asia, started the…

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  • Insights on Using Customer Insights for Better ICT4D Interventions

    Bangkok | By on February 14, 2016 | Comments Off on Insights on Using Customer Insights for Better ICT4D Interventions

    On the same day as the Super Bowl and Chinese New Year, twenty professionals gathered in Bangkok for a Technology Salon seeking to answer the question ‘Are Consumer Insights the Answer to More Effective ICT4D Interventions?’ Kristen Roggemann of DAI, kicked off the conversation by sharing how her team has been gathering consumer insights to…

  • Current and Future Trends in ICT for Education in Southeast Asia

    Bangkok | By on August 17, 2015 | Comments Off on Current and Future Trends in ICT for Education in Southeast Asia

    The recent Technology Salon Bangkok asking Can Technology Improve Education in Asia? brought together more than 25 professionals in education and technology to separate the hype from the promise in ICT4Edu. We had two lead discussants to guide our discussion: Scott Andersen, Director, IREX for AMDI (Advancing MOOCs for Development Initiative) Steven Ehrenberg, Associate Director,…

  • 6 Considerations for Successful Serious Games for Development

    Bangkok | By on April 30, 2015 | Comments Off on 6 Considerations for Successful Serious Games for Development

    The inaugural Technology Salon in Bangkok on April 30th explored whether mobile games can really help to improve development outcomes. Lead discussants included: Sowirin Chuanprapun of UNESCO, which has been exploring the use of gamification to enhance its broader programs, including the release of Sai Fah – The Flood Fighter, a mobile-based game that they…