Engineering for Change

Interest: ICT

The boom in mobile phone ownership has been one of the unanticipated success stories of global development. And with all of that computing power in the hands of so many people, software engineers are at the leading edge of the work to improve lives. Other electronic hardware is also gaining momentum, with innovations like e-readers, drones and 3D printers. These tools are how communities can leapfrog over phases of development to catch up with the pack.

Interest: ICT

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Mike Gifford

It’s Time for a Global Green Certification for ICT

November 4, 2021

For many of us around the world, COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, is a virtual...

Rob Goodier

Five Questions for Juanita Clark: Building Connectivity in Africa

October 22, 2021

Meet Juanita Clark at the IEEE Virtual Salon: Connectivity and Access in the Era of COVID-19 Wednesday, October 27th....

Stephanie Mikkelson

Checking Under the Dashboard: Gender Bias in Data and Tech

September 23, 2021

This article reveals the often-overlooked consequences of excluding women’s voices from the development of technology. The result is harming...

Mike Gifford

Building Open Source Into Procurement 

August 23, 2021

I believe in solving problems at the root. I’ve been using open source software for decades, but became more...

The Conversation

We Created a Tool to Help Predict COVID-19 Increases in African Countries

July 26, 2021

One of the obstacles if you are trying to guide policy and protect people from COVID-19 is the bewildering...

Rob Goodier

E4C Visualized: Drowning in E-Waste

July 15, 2021

For a punch in the gut, try these visual representations of the amount of electronics the world discards every...

Kimani Chege

The STI Forum Delivers Innovation for Sustainable Development

June 10, 2021

From ultrasound on a mobile phone to robo-calls for fortified wheat: the STI Forum delivered innovation for sustainable development....

The Conversation

Robots Are Coming and the Fallout Will Harm Marginalized Communities

May 21, 2021

COVID-19 has brought about numerous, devastating changes to people’s lives globally. With the number of cases rising across Canada...

Rob Goodier

Simprints Puts Faces (and Fingerprints) to Names

April 9, 2021

Editor’s note: The U.K. biometrics startup Simprints is developing ways of identifying the hundreds of millions of people whose...

Jack Johnson

The Digital Divide: How Virtual Technology Can Help Close Gaps in Professional Training

March 2, 2021

The pandemic has changed working conditions across every sector and industry. Our homes have become places of work with...


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