Apply Now: $1 Million Grant Funding for Your African eWaste Solutions

Apply Now: $1 Million Grant Funding for Your African eWaste Solutions

Published on: Apr 29 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The off-grid solar technology industry is nascent but growing quickly. In 2017, the off-grid solar power sector provided energy access for 73 million households – over 360 million people – with significant year-over-year...
Solar Lighting PAYG Systems Are Illuminating Southern Africa Opportunities

Solar Lighting PAYG Systems Are Illuminating Southern Africa Opportunities

Published on: May 04 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Solar Lighting PAYG Systems Are Illuminating Southern Africa Opportunities
The need for light is high across the African continent, where approximately 70% of households are off-grid and 64% of its imported oil is destined for 19th century kerosene and paraffin lighting. Although the demand is...
Apply Now for $5 Million in GSMA mWASH Grants

Apply Now for $5 Million in GSMA mWASH Grants

Published on: Nov 28 2014 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now for $5 Million in GSMA mWASH Grants
Currently 10% of the world’s population does not have access to ‘improved’ water resources, nearly 20% are without access to energy, and almost 35% lack access to improved sanitation. These gaps are due to challenges...
What Are the Industry’s Top ICT Hardware Challenges?

What Are the Industry’s Top ICT Hardware Challenges?

Published on: Aug 11 2014 by Danielle Schulkin - 2 Comments
You are in a minority. Yes, you. I single you out because, as you read this article online (perhaps on a phone or a tablet or even a MacBook Pro), you are part of the 40% of the world’s total population that has access...
No Electricity Means No Internet: It’s Time to Bridge the Gap!

No Electricity Means No Internet: It’s Time to Bridge the Gap!

Published on: Aug 04 2014 by Danielle Schulkin - Comments Off on No Electricity Means No Internet: It’s Time to Bridge the Gap!
“I came to Uganda to run the technical side of a mobile phone company. Instead, I was running the largest  diesel fuel distribution company in the country—in order to run the mobile phone company,” says Francis...
How Hybrid and Private Clouds Solve Problems for Schools with Limited Connectivity

How Hybrid and Private Clouds Solve Problems for Schools with Limited Connectivity

Published on: Jul 07 2014 by Matt Crum - 5 Comments
The use of digital content is an exciting concept for schools in developing communities. Schools all over the world, especially those in developing countries, are adopting videos, ebooks, and interactive software to supplement...
Will Mobile Technologies Solve Energy Poverty in India?

Will Mobile Technologies Solve Energy Poverty in India?

Published on: Apr 16 2014 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Will Mobile Technologies Solve Energy Poverty in India?
Geetanjali is a 20-year-old Indian girl; she comes from a poor family; and her dream is to open her own designer shop when she graduates from college. Thanks tomobile enabled electricity, her dream may come true much sooner...
Is High Impact Digital Learning Possible in Schools without Electricity?

Is High Impact Digital Learning Possible in Schools without Electricity?

Published on: Mar 05 2014 by Jim Teicher - Comments Off on Is High Impact Digital Learning Possible in Schools without Electricity?
Elementary school students use the adapted interactive whiteboard to bring new light to learning. CyberSmart Africa’s vision is to provide an effective and highly scalable solution for digital learning in sub-Saharan...
Electrical Power is No Longer a Problem in ICT for Development

Electrical Power is No Longer a Problem in ICT for Development

Published on: Mar 10 2013 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
It was not long ago that electrical power was the largest barrier to using ICTs in rural areas. Back when desktop computers had big CRT screens, each computer needed 150-200 watts of power. Just turning on a computer required...