6 Digital Competency Areas for Mobile Phone Usage

6 Digital Competency Areas for Mobile Phone Usage

Published on: Jun 22 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 6 Digital Competency Areas for Mobile Phone Usage
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...
The Right to Repair Technology Solutions is a Development Issue

The Right to Repair Technology Solutions is a Development Issue

Published on: Jun 18 2021 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Who owns the device you are reading this blog post on? It may seem like a straightforward question until a power surge fries a key circuit or a stray elbow knocks a unit to the floor. At this point, the process of repairing...
What to Do About Racist Hardware in Digital Development?

What to Do About Racist Hardware in Digital Development?

Published on: Feb 04 2021 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
In an astonishing letter to the editor published in the December 17, 2020, edition of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), a group of five doctors from the University of Michigan Medical School presented findings...
The Role of Open Source Hardware in COVID-19 Digital Response

The Role of Open Source Hardware in COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Aug 19 2020 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
There has been a long history – both successful and less positive – of open source in international development. This has been driven by the creativity, unique challenges, and the low-resource reality of many settings....
10 Insights on Mobile Usage by Persons with Disabilities in Kenya and Bangladesh

10 Insights on Mobile Usage by Persons with Disabilities in Kenya and Bangladesh

Published on: Feb 26 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 10 Insights on Mobile Usage by Persons with Disabilities in Kenya and Bangladesh
Over a billion people worldwide live with a form of disability. This represents 15 per cent of the global population; 80 per cent of whom live in a low- or middle-income country. While there is growing recognition that mobile...
Digital Technologies Are Part of the Climate Change Problem

Digital Technologies Are Part of the Climate Change Problem

Published on: Feb 20 2020 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
The digital technology industry is one of the least sustainable and most environmentally damaging industrial sectors in the modern world. Its leaders have long been unwilling to face up to it’s climate change challenges,...
The Main Drivers of Mobile Phone Ownership Will Surprise You

The Main Drivers of Mobile Phone Ownership Will Surprise You

Published on: Aug 14 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on The Main Drivers of Mobile Phone Ownership Will Surprise You
Mobile phone services were introduced in Nigeria in 2001. Yet, we still don’t really know who owns a mobile phone in Africa’s most populous country. Nigerian Communication Commission statistics suggests that...
Please RSVP Now: Help DFID Explore Internet of Things for Development

Please RSVP Now: Help DFID Explore Internet of Things for Development

Published on: Jul 15 2019 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
Can embedding Internet of Things (IoT) like connected buttons, sensors or other devices in development programmes complement how we collect data and help us solve problems faster? DFID and the Frontier Technologies Hub want...
3 Examples of Corner Use Cases Driving Digital Solution Innovation

3 Examples of Corner Use Cases Driving Digital Solution Innovation

Published on: Jun 12 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Examples of Corner Use Cases Driving Digital Solution Innovation
Two years ago, I joined Dimagi, who is well known for making CommCare, with the exciting but daunting prerogative to diversify the company’s portfolio. As an entrepreneur with a thirst for innovation, I was excited by...