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FCC & 2015

It’s a new year, new day, new life… and time for a new challenge!  2014 was the year of settling into my new job (water wonk for Tetra Tech, an international development company), a new house, and welcoming my first kid into the world.  The Water Wonk took a hit, and the blog has been … Continue reading

Hungry for the Feedback Loop

Hungry for the Feedback Loop

I am currently involved in three different projects revolving around ICT4D with four different roles: evaluator, designer, manager, and end-user. The technologies vary across multiple disciplines with different goals in different settings for different target audiences. Across all the projects, one theme keeps surfacing and proving to be critical for any ICT tool to be … Continue reading

Field Work

MWA-LAP Training: Week 1 Recap

I’ve been in San Pedro Sula for the last week as part of the program launch workshop for the upcoming Millennium Water Alliance-Latin America Program (MWA-LAP).  Program partners from CARE, WaterAid, Water for People, AKVO, OneDrop Foundation, MWA, and Improve International all contributed to a great week of training, sharing of experiences, and great lessons … Continue reading

Big Data, Big Challenges
Data Analysis / ICT4D

Big Data, Big Challenges

There has been a common theme discussed in international development and humanitarian aid circles for decades: How do we leverage new technologies to improve our program effectiveness? The answer to this question is two fold- developing appropriate technology to monitor programs and evaluating the data. Many NGOs, foundations, private sector partners, research institutions, and government … Continue reading