ICT not 4D

Information communication technology (ICT) is increasingly used by development agencies and governments to help achieve development goals. Countless examples show the potential power ICTs have to improve the livelihoods of people and protect our planet. But there are also dark sides of ICT—sometimes intentional, other times not—that warrant a cautious, …

‘Like minded’: the effect of echo chambers in development communications

“Echo chamber” must be one of hottest expressions right now. Even a superficial look into recent studies around it identifies some serious concerns for development communicators. The echo chamber is having a real impact on democracy, social change and all the goal development communications work towards. In the meantime, we …