Practical Insights on Malawi

Pop Quiz: What Does it Really Cost to Run mHealth Projects?

Pop Quiz: What Does it Really Cost to Run mHealth Projects?

Published on: Nov 05 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
One of the stated reasons for implementing mHealth projects is that they are more cost effective than the status quo of using paper or nothing at all to support...
Supervisory Applications: The Secret to Government Adoption Success

Supervisory Applications: The Secret to Government Adoption Success

Published on: Oct 10 2018 by Catholic Relief Services - 7 Comments
Arguably, the best option for digital development sustainability is for the government to fully adopt your technology intervention and integrate it into government...
Yes, Farmers Do Use Mobile Phones for Market Prices

Yes, Farmers Do Use Mobile Phones for Market Prices

Published on: Jun 27 2016 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Farmers in Malawi had free access to market prices via mobile phones for about three months using HNI’s 3‑2‑1 Service. Usage data was rolling in. And...
Lessons Learned From Working Firsthand in Malawi’s ICT Sector

Lessons Learned From Working Firsthand in Malawi’s ICT Sector

Published on: Nov 14 2014 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
My name is Herman Fung and I’m a former VSO volunteer in Malawi. In March 2014, I completed an 18-month voluntary placement where I worked with the Ministry...
A GIS First Step Towards Open Data in USAID Grant Requirements

A GIS First Step Towards Open Data in USAID Grant Requirements

Published on: Sep 08 2014 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Have you read the recent USAID/Malawi RFA for The Girls’ Empowerment through Education and Health Activity (ASPIRE)? There on page 13, wedged between the...
Software Solutions to Four Main Challenges Facing Local Civic Groups

Software Solutions to Four Main Challenges Facing Local Civic Groups

Published on: Aug 13 2014 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Software Solutions to Four Main Challenges Facing Local Civic Groups
Civil society groups, political parties and government institutions around the world all face challenges when it comes to organizing and communicating. But in the...
Apply for $15,000 to Test Mobile Money Payment Systems

Apply for $15,000 to Test Mobile Money Payment Systems

Published on: Sep 02 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply for $15,000 to Test Mobile Money Payment Systems
Does your organization uses physical cash in operations or programming to implement a development project in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Haiti, Indonesia, Malawi,...
ICTworks Interview with Clement Nyirenda, a Malawian ICT Blogger in Japan

ICTworks Interview with Clement Nyirenda, a Malawian ICT Blogger in Japan

Published on: Aug 20 2010 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Now what could be more surprising than a Malawian blogging about ICT in his country while studying in Japan? How about the high quality of Clement Nyirenda’s...
$100 Million USAID Opportunity for mHealth in Malawi

$100 Million USAID Opportunity for mHealth in Malawi

Published on: Jul 28 2010 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on $100 Million USAID Opportunity for mHealth in Malawi
Check out this 5-year, $100 Million RFA released by USAID, “Malawi Support for Integrated Service Delivery.” Reading this RFA I couldn’t help...
6 Lessons ICT4D Practitioners Can Learn From PlayPumps Failure

6 Lessons ICT4D Practitioners Can Learn From PlayPumps Failure

Published on: Jul 19 2010 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 6 Lessons ICT4D Practitioners Can Learn From PlayPumps Failure
Children playing on merry-go-rounds can pump ground water to a storage tank, and ads on that tank can pay for pump maintenance. That’s the simple idea behind...