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How Tech Can Turn a Community Into a Global Village

How Tech Can Turn a Community Into a Global Village

Published on: Oct 13 2014 by Craig Newmark - Leave a Comment
Folks, I received a really good letter from the Organic Health Response‘s IT Coordinator, Brian Mattah. He wrote about his experience with technology on...
4 Steps to Establishing a Technology Ecosystem in Kenya

4 Steps to Establishing a Technology Ecosystem in Kenya

Published on: Jun 27 2014 by Guest Writer - Comments Off
Kenya’s capital Nairobi, the birthplace of M-Pesa, has established itself as the “tech centre” in Africa within seven years. The rise of M-Pesa is impressive:...
Top 10 Lessons From ICT4E Projects in Kenya

Top 10 Lessons From ICT4E Projects in Kenya

Published on: Jun 18 2014 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
My name is Jakub Šimek and I work as the Program Manager for the Pontis Foundation, which is located in Slovakia. Last year we started to scale up our third ICT4E...
6 Ways Development Organisations Can Support Kenyan Tech Startups

6 Ways Development Organisations Can Support Kenyan Tech Startups

Published on: Jun 11 2014 by Guest Writer - Comments Off
The GSMA writes extensively about the social and economic impact connectivity has on people’s lives. Our recent Mobile Economy Sub-Saharan African report highlighted...
Are Drones and Bitcoin New Technologies for Community Health Workers?

Are Drones and Bitcoin New Technologies for Community Health Workers?

Published on: May 19 2014 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Could future Community Health Workers use drones to bring needed supplies to the point of care? What about Bitcoin vouchers to incentivize behavior or subsidize...
Please RSVP: How Are Community Health Workers Using ICT?

Please RSVP: How Are Community Health Workers Using ICT?

Published on: Feb 04 2014 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Across the continent, Africans are receiving health care by frontline health workers in every situation imaginable, from modern hospitals to primary care facilities...
Women Gain When You Give Poor People Cash via Mobile Money

Women Gain When You Give Poor People Cash via Mobile Money

Published on: Dec 11 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off
That’s the basic question asked by GiveDirectly in their overall business model to give unconditional cash transfers to poor Kenyans via M-Pesa. Based on a...
Real mEducation Impact with Eneza Education in Kenya

Real mEducation Impact with Eneza Education in Kenya

Published on: Oct 16 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off
I am a huge fan of Eneza Education in Kenya. Eneza’s mission is to make 50 million kids across rural Africa smarter and they are improving their intelligence,...
Apply for $15,000 to Test Mobile Money Payment Systems

Apply for $15,000 to Test Mobile Money Payment Systems

Published on: Sep 02 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off
Does your organization uses physical cash in operations or programming to implement a development project in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Haiti, Indonesia, Malawi,...
Your Chance to Help Out at TechCamp Nairobi with US State Department

Your Chance to Help Out at TechCamp Nairobi with US State Department

Published on: Jul 29 2013 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
The U.S. State Department is organizing a TechCamp in Kenya in early September, focused on health solutions. This will be a regional East Africa TechCamp, including...