Putting the Principles to the Test: Exploring the Causality between Digital Training and Digital Transformation

The Principles for Digital Development are commonly touted as best practice guidelines in digital development, but do they support digital capacity building, and in turn, national digital transformation?  This year, with backing from the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) Digital Access Program (DAP) and evidence from the 2019 Digital Principles Training Needs and Landscape Assessment report, the Digital Impact Alliance Digital (DIAL) is testing this theory by exploring variables that drive digital […]

Transforming Communities: How DOT Youth use innovation and the Digital Principles to achieve positive social impact

Every year, the Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) hosts the Unconference – a participant-led event that convenes young social innovators hailing from several of the organization’s network countries. The Unconference grants youths the opportunity to connect with professionals, mentors, and one another, bringing over 100 individuals from several countries to share their innovation experiences. From Africa, […]

Overcoming the Digital Gender Divide: Profile of a Youth Innovator

On this Throwback Thursday, I wanted to take you back to the time I met this inspiring young woman, Aisha Abdul-Qadir, at the Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Youth Unconference in Kigali, Rwanda. Aisha is a youth ambassador for DOT, an organization that engages young people around the world using digital technologies to transform their communities […]

Cross-Post: What Does The Rise of Digital Development Mean for NGOs?

Matt Haikin, an ICT for Development (ICT4D) practitioner, summarizes a new paper on digital development in East Africa reports and the challenges for Oxfam and other international NGOs. I’d been living in Nairobi for a couple of months, meeting all the interesting ‘tech for good’ types I could find (and there are a LOT for […]