Practical Insights on Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s Surprising Progress in Digital Financial Inclusion

Ethiopia’s Surprising Progress in Digital Financial Inclusion

Published on: Nov 19 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Ethiopia’s National Financial Inclusion Strategy, released by the National Bank of Ethiopia in 2017, sets a broad government vision and aggressive targets for...
The WhatsApp Gender Gap Will Surprise You!

The WhatsApp Gender Gap Will Surprise You!

Published on: Jan 22 2018 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
We all know there is a gender gap in the usage of mobile phones and technology in general. GSMA reports that women on average are 14% less likely to own a mobile...
How Do You Mitigate Large Scale Distribution Risk For 3 Million Constituents?

How Do You Mitigate Large Scale Distribution Risk For 3 Million Constituents?

Published on: Oct 25 2017 by Catholic Relief Services - Comments Off on How Do You Mitigate Large Scale Distribution Risk For 3 Million Constituents?
Food distribution is a huge part of foreign aid in times of food insecurity. For Ethiopia, around 1.5 million acute food insecure households have received food...
Printing Satellite Images for Pastoralists: Low Tech ICTforAg Innovation

Printing Satellite Images for Pastoralists: Low Tech ICTforAg Innovation

Published on: Jun 01 2016 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Geographic information systems are changing the way we think about food security and famine early warning. At the Transforming Global Food Security event, we talked...
An Axis of ICT Entropy: 5 State Telecom Companies That Need Privatization Now

An Axis of ICT Entropy: 5 State Telecom Companies That Need Privatization Now

Published on: May 12 2014 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on An Axis of ICT Entropy: 5 State Telecom Companies That Need Privatization Now
African politicians would like to persuade us that state telecommunications companies are a key part of closing the digital divide and joining the information societies....
Do You Believe the Ethiopian Government’s Reasons for the Lack of Reliable Internet Access?

Do You Believe the Ethiopian Government’s Reasons for the Lack of Reliable Internet Access?

Published on: Jan 31 2014 by Tim Katlic - Comments Off on Do You Believe the Ethiopian Government’s Reasons for the Lack of Reliable Internet Access?
By now, the lack of reliable internet in Ethiopia is well-known. Of a nation of nearly 100 million people (second in Africa only to Nigeria), an estimated 1-2 percent...
Get an ICT4D Job!  Ghana, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Iraq

Get an ICT4D Job! Ghana, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Iraq

Published on: May 01 2012 by Sabina Behague - Comments Off on Get an ICT4D Job! Ghana, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Iraq
Director of Marketing and Communications: Computer Aid International is seeking an experienced communications and marketing director only to cover a 10-month maternity...
Pop Quiz! What’s the Average Tenure of Ministers of Education in the Developing World?

Pop Quiz! What’s the Average Tenure of Ministers of Education in the Developing World?

Published on: Dec 08 2010 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Recently, I was standing in the lobby of the Ministry of Education in Jordan. On one wall was the photograph and name of every Minister of Education that served...
Africa’s ICT Trends and Countries to Watch in 2010

Africa’s ICT Trends and Countries to Watch in 2010

Published on: Feb 10 2010 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
It’s that time of the year when any expert worth their salt makes some predictions for the New Year. I too couldn’t resist a peek into my crystal ball and here...