Society for International Development, Washington Chapter


SID-Washington Innovation Challenge

Challenge to identify innovative and simple technology applications shaping international development.
SID-W Annual Conference
Annual Conference Panel

Challenge Overview

The power of connectivity and use of technology have become some of the most consequential shifts in an individual’s behavior and in society. How are governments, donors or implementing partners leveraging simple and accessible technology to shape international development and:

  • Provide better access to goods, services, and information?
  • Increase outreach and engagement?
  • Improve decision making?

Please provide a successful or failed, international development-focused application of technology within one of these three areas. Discuss what worked well, what did not work well, and lessons learned.

Winning submissions will be selected to present on the "Innovative Use of Technology" panel at SID-Washington's Annual Conference, on May 31st in Washington, DC.


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