The Seven A Checklist to Design with the User in Digital Development

The Seven A Checklist to Design with the User in Digital Development

Published on: Jan 30 2020 by Josh Woodard - 4 Comments
By now, pretty much everyone in the digital development space is aware of the first Principle for Digital Development: Design with the User. While it is common to hear practitioners talking about user-centered design, what...
6 Educational Technology Trends in African Secondary Education Policy

6 Educational Technology Trends in African Secondary Education Policy

Published on: Jan 29 2020 by Mary Burns - 3 Comments
We often think of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as the place where educational technology goes to die. It is certainly true that many education technology initiatives in SSA have ended in failure. It’s also true that many parts...
Apply Now: 1,500,000€ in African Digital Literacy Project Grant Funding

Apply Now: 1,500,000€ in African Digital Literacy Project Grant Funding

Published on: Jan 27 2020 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Digitalisation will affect how people live and interact, but also learn and work. It will accelerate the changes in our society at a higher speed than ever before, impacting, all sectors and geographical regions. Investing...
Why Would Anyone Want to Launch an ICT4D Startup Organization?

Why Would Anyone Want to Launch an ICT4D Startup Organization?

Published on: Jan 23 2020 by Wayan Vota - 18 Comments
We all talk about encouraging entrepreneurship in developing countries. Yet how many of us have launched our own business, or spun off an initiative from our employer into its own organization? The startup life is hard,...
The Challenges of Teaching Literacy Skills to Somali Refugees in Dadaab

The Challenges of Teaching Literacy Skills to Somali Refugees in Dadaab

Published on: Jan 22 2020 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
In 2017, Dadaab Refugee Camp was the sixth biggest city in Kenya, with a population of 250,000. With peace returning to Somalia, organisations like the Norwegian Refugee Council started to run vocational training to give...
Apply Now: $100 Million for Digital Health Informatics in PEPFAR Countries

Apply Now: $100 Million for Digital Health Informatics in PEPFAR Countries

Published on: Jan 20 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $100 Million for Digital Health Informatics in PEPFAR Countries
PEPFAR 3.0 focuses on achieving sustainable control of the global HIV epidemic through a focus on transparency, accountability, and impact aligned with the UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets. The strategy emphasizes: Accelerating...
4 Reasons to Get Serious About Online Training in 2020

4 Reasons to Get Serious About Online Training in 2020

Published on: Jan 16 2020 by Tech Change - 1 Comment
In January 2019, we ran our online certificate course: “How to Teach Online” for the first time ever. We had 100 participants from 30 countries and 10 guest experts from the likes of USAID, Jhpiego, UNC Business School,...
What Are the Top 4 Mobile Money Purchases by African Youth?

What Are the Top 4 Mobile Money Purchases by African Youth?

Published on: Jan 15 2020 by Wayan Vota - 11 Comments
Digital financial services in sub-Saharan Africa are changing rapidly with diversity in usage and uptake on such a diverse continent. Recently, GeoPoll embarked on a study to examine how Africa’s youth in six nations are...
Apply Now: €180,000 for Digital Solutions on Gender, Climate, EduTech

Apply Now: €180,000 for Digital Solutions on Gender, Climate, EduTech

Published on: Jan 13 2020 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) describe the greatest challenges and needs of our time and define clear goals for addressing them. Achieving these goals requires collective action across the private sector, civil...