Practical Insights on DR Congo

3 Barriers to Data Sharing for African Artificial Intelligence Solutions

3 Barriers to Data Sharing for African Artificial Intelligence Solutions

Published on: Apr 28 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Please RSVP Now to learn more about artificial intelligence solutions at the Global Digital Development Forum on May 5. Our amazing agenda features an entire conference...
The Surprising Challenge to Remote Training Success in DRC

The Surprising Challenge to Remote Training Success in DRC

Published on: Mar 03 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
When Pierre Akilimali was asked to hold a remote training for his Kinshasa- and Kongo Central-based resident enumerators in April 2020, he was rightly skeptical....
6 Takeaways From COVID-19 Remote Data Collection in Rural DRC

6 Takeaways From COVID-19 Remote Data Collection in Rural DRC

Published on: Feb 11 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Helping USAID ensure accountability and results through monitoring, evaluation, and learning (ME&L) presented a multitude of challenges this year. The COVID-19...
Apply Now: $5,000 Grants to Stop Internet Shutdowns in African Countries

Apply Now: $5,000 Grants to Stop Internet Shutdowns in African Countries

Published on: Dec 07 2020 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Internet shutdowns are one of the most extreme and draconian censorship tactics that a government can use to control civil discourse. Internet access shutdowns...
Apply Now: 1,500,000€ for Tech-Enabled Sustainable Urban Development

Apply Now: 1,500,000€ for Tech-Enabled Sustainable Urban Development

Published on: Sep 28 2020 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
In an increasingly urban world, where  70% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050, cities are on the front line of development challenges...
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...
Russians Are Still Using Facebook to Misinform African Voters

Russians Are Still Using Facebook to Misinform African Voters

Published on: Nov 13 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Facebook just removed three more misinformation networks on its platforms for engaging in foreign interference of African elections, this time on behalf of Russian...
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...
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...
Did You Notice that Chad is Offline for a Year? It’s Not Alone

Did You Notice that Chad is Offline for a Year? It’s Not Alone

Published on: May 23 2019 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
I believe we all can agree that a government should not close off Internet access for its citizenry. To an extent, an open Internet should be a human right, and...