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We Need a Humanitarian Data Analytics Group to Share Automated Models

We Need a Humanitarian Data Analytics Group to Share Automated Models

Published on: Jul 22 2021 by Catholic Relief Services - 15 Comments
The humanitarian sector provides a unique opportunity to scale advanced approaches.  Having worked as a researcher and as a humanitarian program manager there...
Apply Now: $70,000 Seed Funding for Your Internet Access Ideas

Apply Now: $70,000 Seed Funding for Your Internet Access Ideas

Published on: Jul 05 2021 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
The COVID-19 pandemic significantly exacerbated the already profound implications of having 3.7 billion unconnected people across the globe. Unconnected populations...
For Better or Worse: ICT4D is Open Source Software

For Better or Worse: ICT4D is Open Source Software

Published on: Feb 07 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Previously, I wrote about how the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) showed that we sell sexy ICT4D success stories to survive in their recent Baseline ICT4D Ecosystem...
Universal Internet Access for the Next Four Billion

Universal Internet Access for the Next Four Billion

Published on: Mar 08 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Despite remarkable increases in connectivity over the last decade, less than half of the world’s population currently has access to the Internet. For the development...
Can You Guess the 5 Key Traits of Sustainable ICTforAg Programs?

Can You Guess the 5 Key Traits of Sustainable ICTforAg Programs?

Published on: Feb 15 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The proliferation of mobile phones among rural households in Kenya, Tanzania, and Ghana has seen a significant increase of digital information solutions for farmers....
We Need to Close the ICTforAg Partnership Gap

We Need to Close the ICTforAg Partnership Gap

Published on: Jun 20 2016 by Kristen Roggemann - Comments Off on We Need to Close the ICTforAg Partnership Gap
There was one panel discussion that really stuck in my mind from the recent ICT4Ag conference, and in particular one speaker: Chris Burns from USAID during the...
The Digital Divide Will Not Be Bridged By Business Models Alone

The Digital Divide Will Not Be Bridged By Business Models Alone

Published on: Dec 07 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Reading through “To Really Help the Global Poor, Create Technology They’ll Pay For” in the Harvard Business Review, I was conflicted by the main point...
We Need to Create Business Models that Deliver Value to Overcome the Digital Divide

We Need to Create Business Models that Deliver Value to Overcome the Digital Divide

Published on: Nov 25 2015 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
Huawei recognizes the urgent need to reduce the deepening digital divide between those who benefit from connectivity and the internet, and those who don’t. Our...
Where Are the B2B Plays in African ICT Start-Ups?

Where Are the B2B Plays in African ICT Start-Ups?

Published on: Jan 13 2014 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Recently, Ory Okolloh tweeted an observation I often comment on when I am talking with techies all excited about start-ups in Africa: There is a real need to focus...
The African Cyber Cafe of the Future is Here Today

The African Cyber Cafe of the Future is Here Today

Published on: Feb 15 2012 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
  If you were to think about what Internet cafes might look like in 5 years, I bet you might imagine something like the photo above. A clean, modern cyber...