Practical Insights on Marketing for ICT4D Projects

3 Reasons Why You Should Be Paying for Digital Engagement Now

3 Reasons Why You Should Be Paying for Digital Engagement Now

Published on: May 14 2020 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
It’s free to post on social media, so why should resource-strapped NGOs pay to engage users through digital channels? The answer is simple: scale, efficiency,...
How Content Publishers Can Contribute to COVID-19 Digital Response

How Content Publishers Can Contribute to COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Apr 15 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Content Publishers Can Contribute to COVID-19 Digital Response
You can to contribute significantly to Covid-19 Digital Response efforts whether you work in the digital health space or not. You can be involved in responding...
Looking Back at 20 Years of ICT4D, and the Approaching Future

Looking Back at 20 Years of ICT4D, and the Approaching Future

Published on: Jan 01 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Looking Back at 20 Years of ICT4D, and the Approaching Future
I started publishing Balancing Act’s News Update in 2000. Every Sunday I would pick over a range of websites in English and French to edit a series of news items...
Lessons Learned as the First Global Humanitarian Partner for TikTok

Lessons Learned as the First Global Humanitarian Partner for TikTok

Published on: Dec 26 2019 by Guest Writer - 7 Comments
The IFRC / TikTok story started only 10 months ago when our Red Cross video guy and trend-spotter Damien Naylor suggested we take a look at the shiny new platform...
3 Ways to Leverage Social Media Outreach in HIV Programs

3 Ways to Leverage Social Media Outreach in HIV Programs

Published on: Dec 11 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 3 Ways to Leverage Social Media Outreach in HIV Programs
HIV programs have progressed and innovated over the years by continually using new online and virtual platforms and implementing them with increasing levels of...
Is the Era of SMS Dead? Long Live Interactive Voice Response!

Is the Era of SMS Dead? Long Live Interactive Voice Response!

Published on: Aug 21 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The death of SMS text messages has been foretold many times in the past. However, they are still the best low-tech way to reach everyone with a mobile phone. Or...
Nollywood: A Secret Weapon for African Social and Behavior Change

Nollywood: A Secret Weapon for African Social and Behavior Change

Published on: Jul 11 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Years ago, I remember debating the design of an intervention meant to increase the role of women in Africa society. The budget was relatively small, but the donor...
4 Use Cases for Internet Messaging Applications in Development Programs

4 Use Cases for Internet Messaging Applications in Development Programs

Published on: Jun 19 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Nearly half of the world’s population uses one or more messaging applications and increasingly, development organizations are seeing the value of using mobile...
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...