Apply Now: $750,000 Grant Funding for Education Technology in Uganda

Apply Now: $750,000 Grant Funding for Education Technology in Uganda

Published on: Feb 17 2020 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
As we’ve seen in our continued coverage of educational technology solutions across the African continent, there are multiple strategies that use ICT solutions to improve educational outcomes. Specific to Uganda, there...
The Digital Principles are Rooted in Collaboration and Primed for Growth

The Digital Principles are Rooted in Collaboration and Primed for Growth

Published on: Feb 13 2020 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
The Principles for Digital Development are one of the most successful examples of collaboration and partnership in our industry. Created for development practitioners, we’ve been deliberating and iterating on the values...
5 Trends in Educational Technology Across African Secondary Schools

5 Trends in Educational Technology Across African Secondary Schools

Published on: Feb 12 2020 by Mary Burns - 7 Comments
My recent post discussed contextual, macro-level policy changes in ICT4Education in secondary schools of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This post examines some of the practices I saw last year visiting a number of secondary schools...
Apply Now: $1 Million Seed Funds for Digital Health Startups in East Africa

Apply Now: $1 Million Seed Funds for Digital Health Startups in East Africa

Published on: Feb 10 2020 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
East Africa as a whole has experienced rapid economic growth over the past five years. The combined healthcare market across Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia is $8 Billion today, and set to grow to $15 Billion by 2030. However,...
Our Open Source Software Obsession is Unhealthy in Digital Development

Our Open Source Software Obsession is Unhealthy in Digital Development

Published on: Feb 06 2020 by Guest Writer - 43 Comments
Since I am going to make some potentially controversial observations about the digital health industry and, to some extent, the development sector in general, I think it is fair to begin with a proper self-introduction....
What a Cloudy Future of OpenLMIS Means for Open Source Software

What a Cloudy Future of OpenLMIS Means for Open Source Software

Published on: Feb 05 2020 by Wayan Vota - 13 Comments
OpenLMIS is an open source global good for digital health that was purpose-built to be an electronic logistics management information system (LMIS) for health commodity supply chains. Started in 2008, OpenLMIS has grown...
Apply Now: $75,000 for Open Source Software Sustainability Planning

Apply Now: $75,000 for Open Source Software Sustainability Planning

Published on: Feb 03 2020 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Expensive mainstream proprietary software from advanced markets isn’t appropriate for many resource-constrained contexts in international development. Open Source software has proven to be an interesting model to leverage...
The Seven A Checklist to Design with the User in Digital Development

The Seven A Checklist to Design with the User in Digital Development

Published on: Jan 30 2020 by Josh Woodard - 4 Comments
By now, pretty much everyone in the digital development space is aware of the first Principle for Digital Development: Design with the User. While it is common to hear practitioners talking about user-centered design, what...
6 Educational Technology Trends in African Secondary Education Policy

6 Educational Technology Trends in African Secondary Education Policy

Published on: Jan 29 2020 by Mary Burns - 3 Comments
We often think of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as the place where educational technology goes to die. It is certainly true that many education technology initiatives in SSA have ended in failure. It’s also true that many parts...