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RSVP Now: What is the Future of Technology and Democracy in 2025?

RSVP Now: What is the Future of Technology and Democracy in 2025?

Published on: Aug 27 2014 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
It’s only 2014, but the future is here. Last December, Thai journalists used drones to record protests, giving a birds-eye view of crowd sizes and police conduct....
Accept the Smartphone Reality in Development. Everyone Else Has

Accept the Smartphone Reality in Development. Everyone Else Has

Published on: Aug 25 2014 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
Recently, Elvis Mushi of Twaweza, shared with me interesting mobile phone survey results from his Sauti za Wananchi program. I find them remarkable in two ways....
Is Selling Mobile Phone Airtime Really Entrepreneurship?

Is Selling Mobile Phone Airtime Really Entrepreneurship?

Published on: Aug 22 2014 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Ooredoo and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women made a Clinton Global Initiative commitment to enable 30,000 women by 2016 to become entrepreneurs by selling...
Myanmar Will Be the First Smartphone Only Country

Myanmar Will Be the First Smartphone Only Country

Published on: Aug 20 2014 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
Today, Myanmar has the same mobile phone usage as North Korea, Eritrea, and Cuba – less than 10% – with only the urban elite owning smartphones, and mobile...
Think: A Tigo Rwanda Start-Up Incubator Idea Gone Bad

Think: A Tigo Rwanda Start-Up Incubator Idea Gone Bad

Published on: Aug 08 2014 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
thinkRwanda is a new mobile application incubator in Kigali, founded by Tigo Rwanda. It is now accepting applications for a first round of start-ups, who will get...
Please RSVP Now: How Can ICT Improve Disaster Response?

Please RSVP Now: How Can ICT Improve Disaster Response?

Published on: Jul 28 2014 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Natural and man-made disasters are affecting more people more often and at more cost than ever before. By rethinking how aid agencies work and communicate with...
Please RSVP Now: What is the Future of ICT in Myanmar?

Please RSVP Now: What is the Future of ICT in Myanmar?

Published on: Jul 20 2014 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Myanmar is rushing headlong into the future. Technology restrictions are ending, mobile operators are rolling out services, and 60 million Burmese are about to...
Please RSVP: What Can We Learn From ICT4Education Evidence?

Please RSVP: What Can We Learn From ICT4Education Evidence?

Published on: Jul 17 2014 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
July 25 Tech Salon London – RSVP Now In August, the Department for International Development (DFID) will publish a new evidence paper exploring the relationship...
How to Stop Facebook Hate Speech in Myanmar?

How to Stop Facebook Hate Speech in Myanmar?

Published on: Jun 30 2014 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Myanmar will be going online fast in the next 2 years. Right now it has the same mobile phone usage as North Korea, Eritrea, and Cuba – less than 10% –...
Submit Your Presentation Idea for the Global mHealth Forum by this Friday

Submit Your Presentation Idea for the Global mHealth Forum by this Friday

Published on: Jun 23 2014 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Are you a mHealth practitioner? Do you want to showcase your innovations in mobiles and global health? Then submit your presentation ideas for the Global mHealth...