Practical Insights on Facebook

Our Experiment Using Facebook Chatbots to Improve Humanitarian Assistance

Our Experiment Using Facebook Chatbots to Improve Humanitarian Assistance

Published on: Aug 07 2017 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
It must have been above 40 degrees Celsius that afternoon in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Hundreds of people were waiting to cash the mobile money they receive from the...
Why Aren’t You Using Facebook Groups for Greater Engagement?

Why Aren’t You Using Facebook Groups for Greater Engagement?

Published on: Jul 13 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Why Aren’t You Using Facebook Groups for Greater Engagement?
Recently, I was talking with a Philippine rice farmer about the new agricultural practices he was using to achieve large crop gains on his farm. Surprised at his...
How to Have an Effective Facebook Page for Civil Society Organizations

How to Have an Effective Facebook Page for Civil Society Organizations

Published on: Jul 03 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How to Have an Effective Facebook Page for Civil Society Organizations
Social media, specifically Facebook, use is growing rapidly around the world. It is becoming one of the most popular sources of information, even in poor Southeast...
USAID Guide: Strengthening Civil Society through Social Media

USAID Guide: Strengthening Civil Society through Social Media

Published on: Jun 21 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on USAID Guide: Strengthening Civil Society through Social Media
Social media may be passing television as a source for news around the world. A Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism report found that over 28% of 18–24...
What About Facebook Messenger Chatbots for Development?

What About Facebook Messenger Chatbots for Development?

Published on: Jun 08 2017 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Bolsa Familia is the Brazilian Government program for conditional income-transfers serving 14 million families living in poverty throughout the country. However,...
The Massive Myanmar Opportunity for Digital Financial Services

The Massive Myanmar Opportunity for Digital Financial Services

Published on: May 22 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on The Massive Myanmar Opportunity for Digital Financial Services
Myanmar is experiencing one of the world’s fastest adoption of mobile phones. Three years ago, less than 10% of the population had access to ma mobile phone....
The Technology Aristocracy Is The Problem

The Technology Aristocracy Is The Problem

Published on: Feb 02 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Technology Aristocracy Is The Problem
There is one issue beyond all else that defenestrates the technology ecosystem of Rwanda and Sub Saharan Africa. It is something that every tech entrepreneur in...
How Facebook Values Personal Data from Developing Countries

How Facebook Values Personal Data from Developing Countries

Published on: Nov 24 2016 by Josh Woodard - 1 Comment
Over the past eighteen months, Facebook commissioned a series of consultations with Ctrl-Shift that sought to answer the question: “How can we sustainably maximize...
Please RSVP Now: USAID Digital Development Forum Central America

Please RSVP Now: USAID Digital Development Forum Central America

Published on: Apr 28 2016 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please RSVP Now: USAID Digital Development Forum Central America
June 23-24 – San Salvador – RSVP Now Over the past decade, mobile Internet access has rapidly expanded across Central America to cover nearly 90% of...
Are Facebook Messenger Chatbots The Answer to Our Aid Questions?

Are Facebook Messenger Chatbots The Answer to Our Aid Questions?

Published on: Apr 22 2016 by Jacob Korenblum - 4 Comments
Last week, everyone’s favorite frenemy – Facebook – held its annual developer conference in Silicon Valley. Waving our ICT4D flag in the crowd, Souktel...