6 Digital Competency Areas for Mobile Phone Usage

6 Digital Competency Areas for Mobile Phone Usage

Published on: Jun 22 2022 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
A framework that maps key digital competencies and proficiency levels can be a valuable way to support the design and assessment of mobile digital skills strategies and interventions. Most existing digital competence frameworks...
Apply Now: $50,000 for Your Last Mile Mobile Money Startup Idea

Apply Now: $50,000 for Your Last Mile Mobile Money Startup Idea

Published on: Jun 20 2022 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Thoughtfully designed digital financial services such as better access to working capital, on/off ramps from physical to digital and cryptocurrency solutions, affordable cross-border remittances, flexible savings and insurance...
IVR is the Killer App for Development Service Customer Acquisition

IVR is the Killer App for Development Service Customer Acquisition

Published on: Jun 16 2022 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
In low and middle income countries, ICT4D interventions have been used to improve outcomes in sectors such as health, agriculture, and education. Several such interventions are designed using Interactive Voice Response or...
6 Digital Agriculture Opportunities in 47 sub-Saharan African Countries

6 Digital Agriculture Opportunities in 47 sub-Saharan African Countries

Published on: Jun 15 2022 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Sub-Saharan Africa has the largest area of arable uncultivated land in the world and a youthful population of almost 60 percent under the age of 25, which is expected to double by 2050. And while agriculture currently accounts...
Digital Inclusion is Not Just an Add-on for Tech Policy and Development

Digital Inclusion is Not Just an Add-on for Tech Policy and Development

Published on: Jun 09 2022 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
The tech world is abuzz about the possibilities that Web3 and the metaverse can offer. Yet, approximately 2.2 billion people living with visual impairments stand to face barriers in perceiving these virtual worlds. The exclusionary...
The Benefits of Central Bank Digital Currencies for African Countries

The Benefits of Central Bank Digital Currencies for African Countries

Published on: Jun 08 2022 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
The evolution of money and payment systems delivers is creating new opportunities and business models alongside new challenges. As economies are becoming more digital, user needs are changing; and being met by a widening...
Apply Now: $75,000 for African Digital Innovation Startup Companies

Apply Now: $75,000 for African Digital Innovation Startup Companies

Published on: Jun 06 2022 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Small and medium-sized businesses are key to digital innovation in African countries. They are creating tomorrow’s solutions today: accelerating digitally enabled growth with cross-border, interoperable, and cross-domain...
How to Use Biometric Identity Solutions in Providing Healthcare Services

How to Use Biometric Identity Solutions in Providing Healthcare Services

Published on: Jun 02 2022 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Accurate constituent identification is a fundamental building block for every intervention across healthcare, finance, education, and more. Yet, one billion people have no formal identity, making them invisible in the eyes...
USAID Artificial Intelligence Action Plan: Responsible AI in Development

USAID Artificial Intelligence Action Plan: Responsible AI in Development

Published on: Jun 01 2022 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are increasingly prevalent in our lives—from digital voice assistants to personalized advertising and entertainment or advanced medical diagnostics. Access to the data and computing...