Missed our Fail Song at Fail Fest 2014? Check out our TechChange band performance featuring members of our team on vocals, guitar, drums, oboe, and – of course- on PowerPoint. From connectivity issues when doing online training sessions on Ebola, challenges of moving into a new office, we’re excited to participate in Fail Fest again to share our experiences in providing interactive training for social change.
There has been a recent surge in literature that is cynical of ICT4D projects. Spurred on by the randomized control trial results of ICT4D projects, such as those of the One Laptop Per Child initiative in Peru, more and more authors are concluding that ICT4D projects’ capacity to end poverty and promote transformative national or community development is often stifled by political hang-ups. Even annual ICT4D Fail Faires have occurred the past three years, where practitioners willingly explain how their project failed and what they learned.