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How can we be better at data for development?

To collect, share and understand data in a responsible way - some thoughts on an ICT4D meetup.

Why NGOs never fail

Failing is not an option in the NGO sector, should it be?

Why UX design matters in ICT4D interventions

Good user experience is not a luxury, it's a necessity

What about the men?

ICT interventions to prevent violence against women more often than not work with... women

How can mobile technology improve health in LMIC? (UCL conference)

Today I attended the first day of the mhealth conference at University College London on ‘How can mobile technology improve health in low and middle income countries?’. Here are just a few thoughts based on the presentations and discussions I... Continue Reading →

Mapping the World

Last week I attended a Mapathon with Missing Maps at King’s College. A map-athon is a group of people getting together to create maps. While we already have all sorts of maps online, this mapathon was to create maps for OpenStreetMap –... Continue Reading →

HIV stigma is not over

On September 2nd I attended the launch of the report ‘HIV and Stigma: The Media Challenge’ by Sophie Chalk, Director of Campaigns at the International Broadcasting Trust. Beyond the findings of the report, the launch also included a prominent panel,... Continue Reading →

Tell me about the slums

I like to watch what I call ‘popular documentaries’ about life in other countries. In my eyes, these are different from ‘regular documentaries’, because they appeal less to an intellectual elite, but to people who enjoy entertainment shows. Often they... Continue Reading →

Stigma and HIV reporting – a lesson from the BBC

Zainab Deen wrote an article in BBC Magazine on ‘Sex workers using anti-HIV drugs instead of condoms’. However, her reporting is everything else but neutral. Her first paragraph reeks with stigmatizing rhetoric:  “In Kenya 1.5 million people are living with... Continue Reading →

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