Practical Insights on East Africa

8 ICT4D Recommendations for iNGOs Working in Eastern Africa

8 ICT4D Recommendations for iNGOs Working in Eastern Africa

Published on: Feb 27 2017 by Matt Haikin - Comments Off on 8 ICT4D Recommendations for iNGOs Working in Eastern Africa
Transformative successes have been achieved by those harnessing information and communication technologies (ICT) for development (ICT4D), and yet many people still...
Using Technology to Advance Human Rights in Kenya

Using Technology to Advance Human Rights in Kenya

Published on: Aug 26 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Using Technology to Advance Human Rights in Kenya
Joseph Kitaka, a resident of Yatta in Machakos County, Kenya, has always had an interest in defending human rights. His community is faced with numerous challenges,...
83% of all PC Software in East Africa is Pirated: Does it Matter?

83% of all PC Software in East Africa is Pirated: Does it Matter?

Published on: Nov 23 2011 by Wayan Vota - 20 Comments
In the global market for personal computers, 2010 was a watershed year. For the first time PC shipments to emerging economies outpaced those mature markets,...
ICTworks Interview with Eva Kagiri of eCAP East Africa on ICT Sustainability

ICTworks Interview with Eva Kagiri of eCAP East Africa on ICT Sustainability

Published on: Apr 22 2011 by Aicha Malloum - 5 Comments
Eva Kagiri works in the field of eLearning creating educational content for different ICT platforms. She has a background in Environmental Engineering, Development...
Envaya: Inviting Grassroots NGOs online, Creating a Platform for Interaction

Envaya: Inviting Grassroots NGOs online, Creating a Platform for Interaction

Published on: Dec 29 2010 by Thad Kerosky - 2 Comments
In November, I uncovered Envaya’s work mentioned briefly in a posting about Tanzanian innovators on Afrinovator. I reached out and spoke with its cofounders,...
5 Lessons Learned Deploying ICT in East Africa

5 Lessons Learned Deploying ICT in East Africa

Published on: Aug 09 2010 by Mariel Verdi - 2 Comments
Computer lab deployment at Luteete Secondary School in Wobulenzi, Uganda Being the first to do anything is tough. It is filled with challenges and unknowns. Thankfully,...
Today! Improving Business Opportunities in East & West Africa: #ICT4D Twitter Chat

Today! Improving Business Opportunities in East & West Africa: #ICT4D Twitter Chat

Published on: Apr 22 2010 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Today! Improving Business Opportunities in East & West Africa: #ICT4D Twitter Chat
Building on last month’s amazing Skype Chat on Nigerian Internet Business Opportunities we’re now going to look beyond any one country, and investigate...
Internet Business Cultures in Africa: East + West – ICTworks Twitter Chat

Internet Business Cultures in Africa: East + West – ICTworks Twitter Chat

Published on: Apr 14 2010 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Last month, we had an amazing Skype Chat on Nigerian Internet Business Opportunities – over 40 entrepreneurs and netcitizens joined in a lively debate on new...
Let the East African Bandwidth Pour Forth!

Let the East African Bandwidth Pour Forth!

Published on: Jul 16 2009 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Let the East African Bandwidth Pour Forth!
If all goes according to plan, next Thursday July 23, 2009, when the Seacom cable is switched on, Internet bandwidth should pour forth from Mombassa all the way...