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  • Encouraging Innovation in Development Organizations

    New York | By on May 22, 2014 | Comments Off on Encouraging Innovation in Development Organizations

    Our February 6th Technology Salon in New York City focused on the organizational challenges that development organizations face when trying to innovate or integrate ICTs into their programs and operations. We looked at the idea of “innovation” and different ways to approach it. We asked what “innovation” really means and why “technology” and “innovation” seem…

  • Maps-R-Us? Geodata and Moving Beyond Data Visualization

    Washington DC | By on February 11, 2014 | Comments Off on Maps-R-Us? Geodata and Moving Beyond Data Visualization

    Geodata is popping up everywhere. Companies, agencies and organizations now dazzle audiences with beautiful graphics that are supposed to represent what’s happening in a given industry, geographic area etc. Uber, the car service has maps that show the location of every Uber driver across the world, in what they call “God View.” At the February…

  • 12 Design Influences for ICT Solutions to Better Support Children

    London | By on December 3, 2013 | Comments Off on 12 Design Influences for ICT Solutions to Better Support Children

    In both the developing and developed world there has been increasing debate about the role of teachers in the 21st century, particularly in the context of widening access to internet enabled smartphones, laptops, tablets and the wealth of online learning materials and approaches that these new devices support.

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  • Fail Faire DC 2011 – A Celebration of Failure

    Washington DC | By on September 20, 2011 | Comments Off on Fail Faire DC 2011 – A Celebration of Failure

    Fail Faire DC 2011 is a celebration of failure. We will have great speakers with fun, fast, Ignite-style presentations of their professional failures. Audience participation is not only encouraged, it is mandatory! We are all peers and none of us is perfect. Expect much laughter as we navel-gaze at where we have all gone wrong…

  • Can Youth Find Economic Empowerment via Apps, mPayments, & Social Media?

    Washington DC | By on April 6, 2011 | Comments Off on Can Youth Find Economic Empowerment via Apps, mPayments, & Social Media?

    Today’s youth population is the largest in the history of the world, and 90% of these young people live in developing countries. The global youth unemployment rate is the highest on record, and we’re seeing discontent and disenfranchisement play out on the news each day. In fact, the revolution in Tunisia started with an under-employed…

  • Best Practices in Incorporating ICT into Funding Proposals

    Washington DC | By on January 24, 2011 | Comments Off on Best Practices in Incorporating ICT into Funding Proposals

    At the Technology Salon on “How to Incorporate ICT into Proposals”, we discussed some of the challenges and solutions for proposal writers when they try to incorporate information and communication technologies into future program design.

  • How to Incorporate ICT Into Proposals

    Washington DC | By on January 12, 2011 | Comments Off on How to Incorporate ICT Into Proposals

    We all want to add the technology sizzle to our proposals. Nothing wins an RFP these days like “e” this or “m” that. Yet ICT projects are complicated, and hasty technology additions in proposals often leave implementers struggling to achieve project milestones after the contract is won.

  • The Girls and ICT Technology Salon was a great opportunity to get an amazing group of thinkers and do-ers in the same room to debate around a particular topic. I’m Linda Raftree, Plan International West Africa Regional Office, Advisor for New Technology and Social Media. I was honored to lead 20+ people in a conversation…

  • Improving Girls’ Education and Development with ICT

    Washington DC | By on January 13, 2010 | Comments Off on Improving Girls’ Education and Development with ICT

    In the developing world, girls need new skills and capacities for the 21st Century. They need to have the ability to be flexible, adaptive, and innovative to grow into positions of influence in their communities and countries.


    Does ICT education help girls?

    Yet – as we learned in the Gender Equality in ICT Education discussion – just getting girls to secondary school is a challenge, and once there, girls often shun ICT’s unless they have strong mentors and female role models.

    Please join us Thursday, January 28th, as Linda Raftree, Social Media and New Technology Advisor for Plan International‘s West Africa Regional Office, leads us in a discussion of three pertinent questions:

    1. How can the technology and international development communities support the development of girls?
    2. What role does ICT play in facilitating girls’ growth?
    3. And where are the concrete examples that prove ICT is a net positive for female progress?

    We’ll also try to identify case studies, partners, and further research around girls development and ICT for inclusion in Plan’s 2010 Girls and ICT Report, now underway.