Our digital history in the developing world
In fact, Cardno International Development has been employing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions in the developing country since the internet’s nascent years and grew with mobile applications.
Using primarily internet and mobile technology, Cardno has supported the promotion of global connectivity and increased the access to information.
Prior to the Arab Spring, Cardno implemented a project that sought to expand Egypt’s tourism and ICT industries. The USAID-funded project, “While in Egypt Stay Connected,” began in 2006, when internet coverage in the country was low, with less than 14% of the population with access.
The project tapped into Egypt's burgeoning ICT sector and the government's progressive moves to create a regulatory framework that promotes full internet access to its citizens. Cardno provided a roadmap for implementing a Master ICT and Tourism Connectivity Plan. The plan enhanced Egypt’s reputation as a technologically-savvy, “connected” country within regional and global markets. Although targeting a niche sector, the project developed a facilitation model to help link various public and private sector stakeholders, encouraging business innovation to promote greater connectivity within the country.
Over the past decade, Cardno has continued to provide technical advice and policy support in improving government’s ICT architecture, and creating roadmaps and master plans for sustainable and integrated technology works. Currently, on the Governance for Development Support Services, Cardno advices the Timor-Leste ICT Agency on ICT infrastructure, strategy and e-governance.
In Serbia, we’ve been instituting e-banking and e-commerce solutions for more than 10 years, which have contributed to some stabilized and sustainable economic systems during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Throughout Africa, we have designed and launched mobile health applications, engaged in content development, and even partnered with major global broadcasters disseminating crucial and timely health messaging. This was conducted for the past 10 years under the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)’s Public Private Partnerships initiative.
The mHealth Tanzania Partnership enhances sustainable public health programs that leverage the mobile technology infrastructure in Tanzania. Messaging for new and expectant mothers has been informing them of appointment reminders and healthy baby and pregnancy content. Innovative development and implementation of services also extend to self-screening systems, TB messaging, and HIV/AIDS information, prevention, and testing.
Cardno International Development is continuing to expand our innovative digital solutions as a built-in programmatic necessity as the world’s access continues to grow and as a key component to sustainability.