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Solar Lighting PAYG Systems Are Illuminating Southern Africa Opportunities

Solar Lighting PAYG Systems Are Illuminating Southern Africa Opportunities

Published on: May 04 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Solar Lighting PAYG Systems Are Illuminating Southern Africa Opportunities
The need for light is high across the African continent, where approximately 70% of households are off-grid and 64% of its imported oil is destined for 19th century...
Apply Now for $5 Million in GSMA mWASH Grants

Apply Now for $5 Million in GSMA mWASH Grants

Published on: Nov 28 2014 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now for $5 Million in GSMA mWASH Grants
Currently 10% of the world’s population does not have access to ‘improved’ water resources, nearly 20% are without access to energy, and almost 35% lack access...
What Are the Industry’s Top ICT Hardware Challenges?

What Are the Industry’s Top ICT Hardware Challenges?

Published on: Aug 11 2014 by Danielle Schulkin - 2 Comments
You are in a minority. Yes, you. I single you out because, as you read this article online (perhaps on a phone or a tablet or even a MacBook Pro), you are part of...
No Electricity Means No Internet: It’s Time to Bridge the Gap!

No Electricity Means No Internet: It’s Time to Bridge the Gap!

Published on: Aug 04 2014 by Danielle Schulkin - Comments Off on No Electricity Means No Internet: It’s Time to Bridge the Gap!
“I came to Uganda to run the technical side of a mobile phone company. Instead, I was running the largest  diesel fuel distribution company in the country—in...
How Hybrid and Private Clouds Solve Problems for Schools with Limited Connectivity

How Hybrid and Private Clouds Solve Problems for Schools with Limited Connectivity

Published on: Jul 07 2014 by Matt Crum - 5 Comments
The use of digital content is an exciting concept for schools in developing communities. Schools all over the world, especially those in developing countries, are...
Will Mobile Technologies Solve Energy Poverty in India?

Will Mobile Technologies Solve Energy Poverty in India?

Published on: Apr 16 2014 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Will Mobile Technologies Solve Energy Poverty in India?
Geetanjali is a 20-year-old Indian girl; she comes from a poor family; and her dream is to open her own designer shop when she graduates from college. Thanks tomobile...
Is High Impact Digital Learning Possible in Schools without Electricity?

Is High Impact Digital Learning Possible in Schools without Electricity?

Published on: Mar 05 2014 by Jim Teicher - Comments Off on Is High Impact Digital Learning Possible in Schools without Electricity?
Elementary school students use the adapted interactive whiteboard to bring new light to learning. CyberSmart Africa’s vision is to provide an effective and...
Electrical Power is No Longer a Problem in ICT for Development

Electrical Power is No Longer a Problem in ICT for Development

Published on: Mar 10 2013 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
It was not long ago that electrical power was the largest barrier to using ICTs in rural areas. Back when desktop computers had big CRT screens, each computer...
4 Mobile Money Powered Affordable Solar Electricity Solutions

4 Mobile Money Powered Affordable Solar Electricity Solutions

Published on: Dec 26 2012 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Do you see that trend line in the chart above? Do you know what that means? Solar power is getting cheaper by the day, thanks to technological innovation and...
The Reality of Electrical Power Variability in African ICT4D Projects

The Reality of Electrical Power Variability in African ICT4D Projects

Published on: Feb 29 2012 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Looking at the wavy line above, you could be forgiven if you think that’s a pure sine wave electrical power graph. It is not. It is the electrical power...