Practical Insights on Ghana

9 Lessons Learned From Failed ICTforAg Interventions

9 Lessons Learned From Failed ICTforAg Interventions

Published on: Jun 06 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 9 Lessons Learned From Failed ICTforAg Interventions
The potential for ICTs in agricultural development is almost endless and numerous applications are being developed and deployed. However, whilst everyone would...
Surprise! Esoko’s Agricultural Market Prices Are Private Sector Failures

Surprise! Esoko’s Agricultural Market Prices Are Private Sector Failures

Published on: Jan 04 2018 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
We’ve all heard of Esoko, the ICTforAg company specializing in market prices for farmers. Starting in Ghana in 2007, then expanding across West Africa and...
Well That Was a Failure

Well That Was a Failure

Published on: Oct 26 2017 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
In early 2015, I had a brilliant idea. I thought we could use sensors to have an impact on hypertension, which is a leading cause of heart attacks, stroke, sepsis,...
Is Zero-Rated Internet Access Connecting the Unconnected?

Is Zero-Rated Internet Access Connecting the Unconnected?

Published on: Aug 21 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
As the debate around zero-rated services (like Facebook’s Free Basics, Twitter Access, and Wikipedia Zero) and other emerging mobile data models continues, data...
Reducing Risk and Increasing Agricultural Loans with Mobile Money in Ghana

Reducing Risk and Increasing Agricultural Loans with Mobile Money in Ghana

Published on: Apr 17 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Reducing Risk and Increasing Agricultural Loans with Mobile Money in Ghana
Like in many developing countries, agriculture is the mainstay of the Ghanaian economy. 62 percent of Ghanaians are employed in the sector, says Doris Amponsaa...
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....
The Status of Open Data Initiatives in West Africa

The Status of Open Data Initiatives in West Africa

Published on: Jun 29 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Open data offers many improvements for governance and services. As technology allows for more interoperability and a stronger free-flow of information, the government...
UAV Drones Can Accelerate Development in Ghana

UAV Drones Can Accelerate Development in Ghana

Published on: Jun 19 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on UAV Drones Can Accelerate Development in Ghana
Application of drones for development is a new area in Ghana, however it is rapidly evolving with significant potential to aid Ghana’s development agenda in the...
How Can Drones Accelerate Development in Ghana?

How Can Drones Accelerate Development in Ghana?

Published on: Mar 04 2015 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Ghana is making good progress toward achieving accelerated development using ICT. It is time we consider unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to circumvent key developmental...
Partnership Expands ICT Support for Ebola Fight in West Africa

Partnership Expands ICT Support for Ebola Fight in West Africa

Published on: Jan 22 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Partnership Expands ICT Support for Ebola Fight in West Africa
DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — NetHope, a consortium of 42 leading international humanitarian organizations, announced today a partnership...