Practical Insights on Benin

Apply Now: $5,000 Grants to Stop Internet Shutdowns in African Countries

Apply Now: $5,000 Grants to Stop Internet Shutdowns in African Countries

Published on: Dec 07 2020 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Internet shutdowns are one of the most extreme and draconian censorship tactics that a government can use to control civil discourse. Internet access shutdowns...
Apply Now: 1,500,000€ for Tech-Enabled Sustainable Urban Development

Apply Now: 1,500,000€ for Tech-Enabled Sustainable Urban Development

Published on: Sep 28 2020 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
In an increasingly urban world, where  70% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050, cities are on the front line of development challenges...
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,...
Which Is Better for Farm Size Mapping: UAV Drones or Satellites?

Which Is Better for Farm Size Mapping: UAV Drones or Satellites?

Published on: Aug 28 2019 by Catholic Relief Services - 2 Comments
Development programming is full of information gathering, such as farm size. In a program I once worked on, smallholder farmers had to have less than three hectares...
Apply Now: 1,500,000€ for Digital Solutions to Universal Health Coverage

Apply Now: 1,500,000€ for Digital Solutions to Universal Health Coverage

Published on: Jun 10 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: 1,500,000€ for Digital Solutions to Universal Health Coverage
Universal Health Coverage is a core focus of the Sustainable Development Goals and achieving Universal Health Coverage means that all individuals and communities...
Did You Notice that Chad is Offline for a Year? It’s Not Alone

Did You Notice that Chad is Offline for a Year? It’s Not Alone

Published on: May 23 2019 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
I believe we all can agree that a government should not close off Internet access for its citizenry. To an extent, an open Internet should be a human right, and...
11 Cost-Effective Uses of Drones in ICT for Agriculture

11 Cost-Effective Uses of Drones in ICT for Agriculture

Published on: Jun 07 2017 by Catholic Relief Services - 1 Comment
In February CRS, in collaboration with NetHope, flew a drone, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), over cashew farms in central Benin. Just from a first look at the...
The Status of Open Data Initiatives in West Africa

The Status of Open Data Initiatives in West Africa

Published on: Jun 29 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Open data offers many improvements for governance and services. As technology allows for more interoperability and a stronger free-flow of information, the government...
Dear Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Benin: Have You Heard of Wikipedia?

Dear Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Benin: Have You Heard of Wikipedia?

Published on: Nov 02 2012 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Looking at this map of Wikipedia edits from Africa, I am surprised by the total lack of edits from the gray areas. Some countries, like Somalia & Somaliland,...
The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for May 9 – May 22, 2012

The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for May 9 – May 22, 2012

Published on: May 22 2012 by Sabina Behague - Comments Off on The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for May 9 – May 22, 2012
Agriculture and Food Security in Africa: After watching USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah on the PBS NewsHour discuss the goal of lifting 50 million Africans out...