2015 challenges: how can technology and innovation be a force for good?

 

Technology is increasingly playing a role in delivering aid work. How can development organisations harness its potential?

Making sure that technology is designed with the user in mind is high on the agenda of Kenny Ewan, chief executive of Wefarm, a social enterprise working in Africa and Latin America. “We didn’t want it [WeFarm] to be something designed in the UK and parachuted in,” said Ewan. The tech platform enables small-scale farmers to access information and share expertise with their peers around the world through either sending an SMS or accessing the online forum.

Full article: The Guardian.