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Cathryn Meurn

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  • women in tech

    How to Walk the Talk of Female Representation in ICT4D

    Washington DC | By on October 30, 2020 | Comments Off on How to Walk the Talk of Female Representation in ICT4D

    The digital development field has consistently focused on improving female access to technology and related services across low- and middle-income countries. With over 250 million more women owning a mobile phone as compared to 2014, there has been considerable progress. Yet, the importance of female representation in leadership has become even clearer. A recent study indicated that…

  • ict4d domestic elections

    How to Use Your International ICT4D Skills in US Elections

    Washington DC | By on February 24, 2020 | Comments Off on How to Use Your International ICT4D Skills in US Elections

    This is shaping up to be a pivotal year in US politics. We are all experts in behavior change, change management, governance, accountability, civil society, and a host of other skills and activities that can strengthen democratic processes and bring change here at home. In our recent Technology Salon on How to Use Your International…

  • climate change technology salon

    How Digital Solutions Can Reduce Climate Change Impacts

    Washington DC | By on November 21, 2019 | Comments Off on How Digital Solutions Can Reduce Climate Change Impacts

    As the United States withdraws from the Paris Climate Agreement, we are inundated daily with news of how the climate crisis is escalating. It can be argued that climate change cuts across multiple sectors in the ICT4D community. Our work in areas such as health, agriculture, and emergency response, may mitigate the impacts of climate…

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  • Humanitarian Crisis

    How to Implement ICT4D in Fragile, Violent, and Conflict-Affected Regions

    Washington DC | By on June 29, 2019 | Comments Off on How to Implement ICT4D in Fragile, Violent, and Conflict-Affected Regions

    Currently, over two billion people worldwide live in fragile, violent and conflict-affected (FCV) environments. Furthermore, according to the World Bank, the share of the extreme poor living in conflict-affected situations is expected to rise above 50% by 2030. FCV environments dramatically impact development outcomes as conflicts drive 80% of all humanitarian needs – yet it…

  • Technology Approaches to Improve Governance and Civic Engagement

    Washington DC | By on May 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Technology Approaches to Improve Governance and Civic Engagement

    The terms Civic Tech and GovTech have rapidly gained popularity over the past few years. Our recent Technology Salon – What Technology Approaches Improve Governance and Civic Engagement? – explored how digital tools and solutions can be used to further improve governance and citizen engagement. We had a lively discussion, informed by four thought leaders…