Creating Killer Content for ICT4D Project Success – Your Weekend Long Reads

Creating Killer Content for ICT4D Project Success – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Feb 03 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 2 Comments
Creating killer content is critical to ICT4D success. One of the major barriers to digital uptake is a lack of incentives to go online because of a lack of relevant or attractive content. This weekend we look at resources...
A 6 Step Guide to Platforms in International Development

A 6 Step Guide to Platforms in International Development

Published on: May 20 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Platform seems to be one of the biggest buzzwords in the field of international development these days. Popping up worldwide, platforms bring opportunities, challenges and questions with them. The biggest of all being: what...
An Empty Gift? Free Wikipedia Access for Orange Kenya and Uganda Subscribers

An Empty Gift? Free Wikipedia Access for Orange Kenya and Uganda Subscribers

Published on: Aug 31 2012 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
Now any subscriber with an Orange Kenya or Orange Uganda SIM will be able to access Wikipedia through their mobile phone browser without data charges, according to The Star. While I think this is a much better use of...
What if I gave you a fully loaded Macbook Air filled with content in Klingon?

What if I gave you a fully loaded Macbook Air filled with content in Klingon?

Published on: Aug 19 2011 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
That is what I think many good intentioned people do when they install computer systems without locally relevant content – they deploy the equivalent of a computer lab filled with the Star Trek cannon in Klingon. Think...
Righting Wikipedia’s African Information Imbalance

Righting Wikipedia’s African Information Imbalance

Published on: Dec 08 2009 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Righting Wikipedia’s African Information Imbalance
It should not come as a surprise that Africa is poorly represented in Wikipedia. Most of their articles are written by people personally interested in a subject, and subjects close to home interest most people. And most...
Facebook is Driving ICT Adoption in Africa

Facebook is Driving ICT Adoption in Africa

Published on: Aug 04 2009 by Wayan Vota - 9 Comments
tweetmeme_source = 'ICT_works'; During a recent Inveneo training of ICT professionals, I was amazed to hear that most everyone had a Facebook account. Not only that, the computer technicians were seeing a spike in bandwidth...