Practical Insights on Networking for ICT4D Projects

There Are No ICT4D Shortcuts to Sustainable Development

There Are No ICT4D Shortcuts to Sustainable Development

Published on: Sep 07 2012 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on There Are No ICT4D Shortcuts to Sustainable Development
I am Laura Hosman and this past spring semester, I led an entrepreneurship class at my university that focused on creating a Solar-Computer-Lab-in-a-Box designed...
A Cautionary Tale of ICT4D Failure at Scale

A Cautionary Tale of ICT4D Failure at Scale

Published on: May 18 2012 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Back in 2009, a few MIT students started “Fab Labs” in Afghanistan to teach Afghans how to fabricate small-scale projects, one of which was wireless...
We Need Affordable Broadband Internet for mLearning

We Need Affordable Broadband Internet for mLearning

Published on: May 04 2012 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on We Need Affordable Broadband Internet for mLearning
With all the talk of mEducation, USAID’s Grand Challenge, and the upcoming mEducation Alliance conference, there is something huge that is missing. It’s...
The Facebook-less Africa: Where Electronic Social Networks Don’t Reach

The Facebook-less Africa: Where Electronic Social Networks Don’t Reach

Published on: Nov 16 2011 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
You know the amazing photograph of the earth at night showing all the lights of population centers around the world. And you’ve seen the Facebook friendship...
Learn to use Wireless Technology to Extend Internet Access with WirelessU

Learn to use Wireless Technology to Extend Internet Access with WirelessU

Published on: Jan 31 2011 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Learn to use Wireless Technology to Extend Internet Access with WirelessU
WirelessU is a group of dedicated professionals working towards a world-wide, people-centered, inclusive Information Society. Their goal is to make it easier for...
Is Data Security and Encryption Really Necessary in Rural Africa?

Is Data Security and Encryption Really Necessary in Rural Africa?

Published on: Jan 07 2010 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
I am often asked about cyber security on WiFi networks for international development projects in rural Africa. My response is usually a laugh, as I find it hard...