Apply Now: $285,000 for Global Sustainable Technology Solutions

Apply Now: $285,000 for Global Sustainable Technology Solutions

Published on: Oct 10 2022 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
The United Nations recently emphasized in their 2022 climate report that impactful sustainability actions are needed now to curb the worst consequences of climate change. Sustainability practices and solutions need to benefit...
How Many Africans Contribute to Open Source Software?

How Many Africans Contribute to Open Source Software?

Published on: Oct 06 2022 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
The current literature on analyses of African participation in global digital infrastructure reveals very low open source contribution levels from the continent. The most up-to-date analysis from GitHub’s “State of the...
How LMIC Governments Can Benefit from the No-Code Revolution

How LMIC Governments Can Benefit from the No-Code Revolution

Published on: Aug 05 2022 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
No-code software application development is a paradigm shift sweeping the technology world. The research firm Gartner estimates that by 2025 around 70% of new applications created by enterprises will use low-code or no-code...
3 Ways Africa Can Avoid America’s Electronic Health Record Woes

3 Ways Africa Can Avoid America’s Electronic Health Record Woes

Published on: May 12 2022 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Electronic health records (EHRs) are digital medical charts. They contain information such as a patient’s demographics, medical history, and progress notes. The United States leads the world in EHR adoption. As of 2019,...
Which African Software Developers Have the Highest Salaries?

Which African Software Developers Have the Highest Salaries?

Published on: Jan 13 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Which African Software Developers Have the Highest Salaries?
Software developers around the world are seeing their salaries increase much faster than other professions. Everyone wants to hire a good software developer, engineer, or architect, and demand far exceeds supply. Especially...
5 Additional Ways to Create Digital Development Sustainability

5 Additional Ways to Create Digital Development Sustainability

Published on: Dec 23 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
We constantly talk about sustainability when designing and refining digital solutions, but what do we really mean when we say it? Josh Woodard’s post “Is It Finally Time to Retire Sustainability in ICT4D?” got me thinking...
Don’t Build It. A Guide for ICT4D Practitioners to Just Say No

Don’t Build It. A Guide for ICT4D Practitioners to Just Say No

Published on: Jul 28 2021 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
The central problem of software is that anything can be built. With a physical structure, nature and physics puts some constraints on the space of ideas. With software, a project can be wholly completed and deployed and...
What is the Digital Technology Solution Stack for Country Resilience?

What is the Digital Technology Solution Stack for Country Resilience?

Published on: Jul 01 2021 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
A year ago, Skye Gilbert, Director, Digital Square, PATH and I wondered whether the COVID-19 pandemic would accelerate the pace of digital transformation, and recommended in a blog post the five most critical investments...
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...