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How Does the New Haitian Sûrtab Tablet Measure Up?

How Does the New Haitian Sûrtab Tablet Measure Up?

Published on: Apr 18 2014 by Sam Perales - Leave a Comment
Since 2013, consumers have had their eye on a new Haitian-made tablet, known as the Sûrtab. It’s price and weight may seem ideal, but how does it measure up...
Why Do RCT in ICT4D When You Can A/B Test?

Why Do RCT in ICT4D When You Can A/B Test?

Published on: Apr 11 2014 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
Recently, D. Jerome Martin tweeted that he was happy that 50% of USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures grantees were conducting randomized control trials...
What Is the Inveneo “Self-Contained Site Survey Tool”?

What Is the Inveneo “Self-Contained Site Survey Tool”?

Published on: Mar 19 2014 by Sam Perales - 2 Comments
Through the course of deploying wireless links in developing countries around the world, Inveneo engineers have discovered quite a few useful tips and tricks that...
Top 10 Challenges that ICT Entrepreneurs Face in Zambia

Top 10 Challenges that ICT Entrepreneurs Face in Zambia

Published on: Mar 14 2014 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
Recently Wayan Vota brought up the issue, Where Are the B2B Plays in African ICT Start-Ups? If you’re an entrepreneur, I believe that this is the question...
You Can Change the World of Hardware and Enter to Win a Google Nexus 7 Tablet

You Can Change the World of Hardware and Enter to Win a Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Published on: Feb 19 2014 by Jana Melpolder - Leave a Comment
ICT projects are often riddled with challenges such as power, heat, humidity, and unstable electrical systems, all of which are common to development practitioners. Why...
Which ICT4D Projects Use Progressive Design Principles?

Which ICT4D Projects Use Progressive Design Principles?

Published on: Feb 03 2014 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
USAID is gathering information on ICT4D projects or activities that have embodied progressive project design principles to show how these principals can help technology...
A NICE International ICT4D Failure

A NICE International ICT4D Failure

Published on: Jan 29 2014 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
NICE International was offering telecenters with sustainable solar energy – so called NICECentres – to unleash the potential of people in developing countries....
Mobiles for Development Partnerships are Still Hard!

Mobiles for Development Partnerships are Still Hard!

Published on: Jan 22 2014 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
I am Kristen Roggemann, and at the recently-concluded GSMA Mobile for Development Summit, GSMA mWomen was thrilled to host a spirited discussion on the opportunities...
Where Are the B2B Plays in African ICT Start-Ups?

Where Are the B2B Plays in African ICT Start-Ups?

Published on: Jan 13 2014 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Recently, Ory Okolloh tweeted an observation I often comment on when I am talking with techies all excited about start-ups in Africa: There is a real need to focus...
Get a Dream Job in ICT4D and Fulfill Another News Year’s Resolution

Get a Dream Job in ICT4D and Fulfill Another News Year’s Resolution

Published on: Jan 10 2014 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off
Do you love your job? I mean really love your job? Or do you go to work every day because that pays the bills? Might it be time to look for a dream job? One where...