Practical Insights on Malawi

Apply Now: $300,000 for USAID Digital Agriculture Ecosystem Assessments

Apply Now: $300,000 for USAID Digital Agriculture Ecosystem Assessments

Published on: May 19 2021 by Wayan Vota - 12 Comments
Digital agriculture solutions for weather-based insurance, pest diagnostic, agronomic advice, and crop monitoring can revolutionize yields and income for smallholder...
Surprise! Technology is NOT Key Need for Refugee Entrepreneurship

Surprise! Technology is NOT Key Need for Refugee Entrepreneurship

Published on: Mar 18 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in 2018 more than 70 million people around the world were forced to flee their homes because...
Apply Now: $1.5 Million Smart Agriculture Grants from Gates Foundation

Apply Now: $1.5 Million Smart Agriculture Grants from Gates Foundation

Published on: Feb 01 2021 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
Smallholder farmers suffer from fundamental challenges to improving their own food security and their communities nutritional resilience. They face low agriculture...
What is the Food Security Impact of COVID-19 in African Countries?

What is the Food Security Impact of COVID-19 in African Countries?

Published on: Aug 20 2020 by Wayan Vota - 9 Comments
The novel coronavirus pandemic has an immense impact on healthcare across the African continent.  South Africa in particular has become a viral hot spot, with...
The Power of Technology for Girls in COVID-19 Digital Response

The Power of Technology for Girls in COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Aug 05 2020 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit women and girls hard. Beyond the threat of the virus itself, they face a heightened risk of gender-based violence, economic stress...
How to Use Mobile Phone Data to Guide New Health Facility Locations

How to Use Mobile Phone Data to Guide New Health Facility Locations

Published on: Jun 11 2020 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Targeted placement of government health clinics is required to provide widespread access to primary health care services, and achieve the Sustainable Development...
4 Ways to Use National Data in African COVID-19 Digital Response

4 Ways to Use National Data in African COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Apr 23 2020 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
At Cooper/Smith, we are working with Malawi’s Ministry of Health to help them prepare for and fight COVID-19. Here is what we did – other countries might...
Apply Now: Paid Global Health Corps Fellowship Roles in Digital Health

Apply Now: Paid Global Health Corps Fellowship Roles in Digital Health

Published on: Jan 08 2020 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Worldwide, millions still lack access to quality and affordable healthcare services they deserve. The medicines, interventions, and solutions exist to save and...
Apply Now: £130,400 to Fly UAV Drones for DFID and UNICEF

Apply Now: £130,400 to Fly UAV Drones for DFID and UNICEF

Published on: Aug 05 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
There are multiple uses of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for aerial mapping and medical supply activities like blood and drug deliveries. However, the majority...
Demand Aggregation: The Secret Ingredient to ICT4D Success

Demand Aggregation: The Secret Ingredient to ICT4D Success

Published on: Aug 01 2019 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
Many global international development organizations are using technology and mobile channels to better understand and reach their target populations. A substantial...