Practical Insights on Senegal

Creating an Afrofeminist Internet for African Women

Creating an Afrofeminist Internet for African Women

Published on: Sep 03 2020 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
A year ago, we wanted to understand how online gender-based violence manifests across Africa, and how technology companies, which are often based out of Africa,...
Apply Now: $1,000,000 for African Online Safety Solutions from Google

Apply Now: $1,000,000 for African Online Safety Solutions from Google

Published on: Aug 10 2020 by Wayan Vota - 13 Comments
Over 500 million people have access to the Internet on the African continent – 40% of the population. Over 250 million Africans use smartphones for going...
Apply Now: $150,000 Grants for Community Internet Services Solutions

Apply Now: $150,000 Grants for Community Internet Services Solutions

Published on: Jun 29 2020 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
There is still digital divide around the world, regardless of how many people have access to mobile phones, 3G wireless coverage, or community telecenters. As the...
Apply Now: $250,000 for Digital Remittance Solutions to Support Migrants

Apply Now: $250,000 for Digital Remittance Solutions to Support Migrants

Published on: Jun 01 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $250,000 for Digital Remittance Solutions to Support Migrants
As the world suffers coronavirus’ socioeconomic repercussions, global remittances are slowing substantially. Countries with high COVID-19 cases host 75% of...
How COVID-19 is Testing Digital Resilience in Senegal’s Education Sector

How COVID-19 is Testing Digital Resilience in Senegal’s Education Sector

Published on: May 13 2020 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
I’ve been working to innovate education in Senegal for over ten years as the founder of CyberSmart Africa. These days, I see that COVID-19 offers a real-time...
Apply Now: 10 Million CHF to Improve Adolescent Wellbeing with Technology

Apply Now: 10 Million CHF to Improve Adolescent Wellbeing with Technology

Published on: Mar 02 2020 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Young people between the ages of 10-24 should be central actors in shaping the world they live in. They are  early adopters of new digital applications, and could...
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...
Nollywood: A Secret Weapon for African Social and Behavior Change

Nollywood: A Secret Weapon for African Social and Behavior Change

Published on: Jul 11 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Years ago, I remember debating the design of an intervention meant to increase the role of women in Africa society. The budget was relatively small, but the donor...
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...
How to Spend $800,000 on Facebook to Influence African Elections

How to Spend $800,000 on Facebook to Influence African Elections

Published on: May 30 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How to Spend $800,000 on Facebook to Influence African Elections
Recently, Facebook announced it removed 265 fake Facebook and Instagram accounts, Facebook Pages, Groups and events involved in a coordinated attempt to influence...