Practical Insights on Marketing for ICT4D Projects

Surprise! We Sell Sexy ICT4D Success Stories to Survive

Surprise! We Sell Sexy ICT4D Success Stories to Survive

Published on: Jan 17 2019 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
Recently, the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) commissioned a Baseline ICT4D Ecosystem Study to understand the current aspects and experiences of the digital development...
How an Online Lifestyle Brand Changed Gender Norms in Nigeria

How an Online Lifestyle Brand Changed Gender Norms in Nigeria

Published on: Dec 31 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How an Online Lifestyle Brand Changed Gender Norms in Nigeria
Voices for Change (V4C) was an innovative social behaviour change communications (SBCC) programme aimed to create an environment for young Nigerian women and men...
How to Scale Your Impact with Internal Communications

How to Scale Your Impact with Internal Communications

Published on: Aug 20 2018 by Catholic Relief Services - Comments Off on How to Scale Your Impact with Internal Communications
I am a technical nerd and I’ve struggled for years to understand why solutions I worked on did not get widespread adoption or go to scale.  I’ve learned...
Where Are You in Your Constituents Circle of Trust?

Where Are You in Your Constituents Circle of Trust?

Published on: Jun 28 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
We all have varying circles of trust. We have people close to use that we trust completely, like a spouse or a parent, and we will do what they say even if we don’t...
IYCF Image Bank: Better Visuals for Your Social and Behavior Change Programming

IYCF Image Bank: Better Visuals for Your Social and Behavior Change Programming

Published on: Jun 27 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on IYCF Image Bank: Better Visuals for Your Social and Behavior Change Programming
We’ve probably all been guilty of not putting our best foot forward, especially when it comes to developing images for our social and behavior change (SBC) programs. Maybe...
1.5 Billion Reasons You Need A WhatsApp Business Strategy for Your Programs

1.5 Billion Reasons You Need A WhatsApp Business Strategy for Your Programs

Published on: Feb 21 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Facebook recently announced that WhatsApp has more than 1.5 billion monthly active users – 20% of the world’s population! – sending more than...
The Simple Way to Solve Your Technology Gender Gap Problem in International Development Projects

The Simple Way to Solve Your Technology Gender Gap Problem in International Development Projects

Published on: Jan 25 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
At FarmInk, we recently launched a new Messenger chatbot called the Africa Farmers Club. It provides farmers with local trending news about their crops and a way...
7 Lessons Learned From 20 Years of Technology Blogging

7 Lessons Learned From 20 Years of Technology Blogging

Published on: Dec 21 2017 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Waaaay back in December 1996 – 20 years ago this month – I started blogging. Only then it wasn’t called blogging. That term would not be coined...
Three Reasons Why You Need to Collaborate with Religious Leaders

Three Reasons Why You Need to Collaborate with Religious Leaders

Published on: Nov 02 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Three Reasons Why You Need to Collaborate with Religious Leaders
As an international development professional, based in one country and often working in others, how do you reach your audience? How can you understand what’s...
How to Have an Effective Facebook Page for Civil Society Organizations

How to Have an Effective Facebook Page for Civil Society Organizations

Published on: Jul 03 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How to Have an Effective Facebook Page for Civil Society Organizations
Social media, specifically Facebook, use is growing rapidly around the world. It is becoming one of the most popular sources of information, even in poor Southeast...