Beacons of Hope: A review of our new strategy

Since the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) started in March 2016, the crucial role digital technology and data use play in reaching the SDG targets has only grown. In fact, at no other point over the past four years has the need to use these tools well, and the harms that arise when they are not, […]

Celebrating 20 Years of Open Source at O’Reilly Open Source Convention

In the technology field, late Summer and early Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere is the traditional conference season — a time for colleagues to pause to reconnect with each other, learn about trends and challenges in the industry, and of course, build new relationships and strengthen old ones. For the past 20 years now, one […]

What did Mobile World Congress 2018 show us about Creating a Better Future?

At the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) 107,000 visitors from 205 countries gathered to see the latest offerings showcased by the mobile industry and convene around topics such as 5G, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT) – all connected to greater theme of Creating a Better Future. But, how can we create a better […]

Cross-Post: Leveraging Mobile Data to Achieve the SDGs

New mobile trends reveal how the spread of digital technology is impacting the world: As of 2017, five billion people—two-thirds of the global population—now use mobile phones to connect to life-enhancing opportunities and services, according to GSMA. Greater access to mobile technology means that more data is being generated; use of this data can improve […]

DIAL Board Member Juliana Rotich Speaks on African Tech Revolution at Social Good Summit 2017

Yesterday, Juliana Rotich, co-founder of BRCK and Ushahidi, and Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) board member, spoke at the Social Good Summit about Africa’s tech revolution and the potential for data to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The panel was moderated by Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom, and also featured Oscar Ekponimo, Founder and CEO […]

Reaching the SDGs: New Alliances in Digital Development

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call on all of us to work as partners to end extreme poverty, fight inequality, and address climate change. Digital technologies enable government and citizen action towards these global goals.  The rising ubiquity of mobile phones, the increased global use of communication and social media applications such as WhatsApp and Facebook, […]

Introducing the Digital Impact Alliance

We’d like to invite you on a journey. Today, the Digital Impact Alliance, or DIAL, comes to life. Formerly known as the Mobile Hub, DIAL is a global alliance to harness the power of the digital revolution to transform the lives of poor and vulnerable men, women and children throughout the developing world. DIAL’s founding […]