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How Ghanaians Use ICT4D in Ghana to Improve the Country

Ghanaians are using ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development) to accelerate social and economic development by improving access to information, opportunities, and services, and by promoting innovation and efficiency in various sectors. Some examples include:

  • Agriculture: ICTs are being used to improve the efficiency and productivity of smallholder farmers, through the use of precision agriculture technologies such as remote sensing and GPS-based farming tools.
  • Financial inclusion: ICTs are being used to expand access to financial services, including mobile banking and other digital financial technologies, which can help to increase financial inclusion and improve the lives of people who are unbanked or underbanked.
  • Education: ICTs are being used to improve the quality of education and expand access to learning opportunities, through the use of e-learning platforms and other digital tools.
  • Healthcare: ICTs are being used to improve access to healthcare and health information, through the use of telemedicine and other digital health technologies.
  • Infrastructure: ICTs are being used to improve infrastructure, including transportation and energy systems, through the use of smart city technologies and other digital innovations.
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Published on: Jan 15 2020 by Wayan Vota - 11 Comments
Digital financial services in sub-Saharan Africa are changing rapidly with diversity in usage and uptake on such a diverse continent. Recently, GeoPoll embarked...
Apply Now: €180,000 for Digital Solutions on Gender, Climate, EduTech

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Published on: Jan 13 2020 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
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The Five Key Drivers of Digital Health Adoption by Health Workers

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Published on: Nov 20 2019 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
The adoption of digital health in Ghana has been slower than expected, compared with the fast adoption of ICT in other important areas of business and social life....
Apply Now: +2 Million Rand for African Education Technology Innovators

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Published on: Nov 18 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
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Apply Now: Paid African Presidential Scholars for STEM and Social Research

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Published on: Sep 03 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Are you an early career faculty member in a college or university in Africa? Is your academic research related to STEM or social research? Do you want to work at...
Demand Aggregation: The Secret Ingredient to ICT4D Success

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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...
5 Steps to Better Government Supply Chain Technology

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Published on: Jun 26 2019 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Automated information systems are now widely used to manage the data that flows throughout a supply chain, from procuring a commodity, to manufacturing it, and,...
4 Key Enabling Environment Regulations for Digital Financial Services

4 Key Enabling Environment Regulations for Digital Financial Services

Published on: Jun 05 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Key Enabling Environment Regulations for Digital Financial Services
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How Do You Define “Farmer” in Data-Driven Agriculture?

How Do You Define “Farmer” in Data-Driven Agriculture?

Published on: Apr 03 2019 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Who’s your farmer? This sounds like a simple question for any agricultural intervention, but it is fraught with complexity, especially for those of us who are...
Apply Now: $200,000 Remote Sensing Agriculture Technology Challenge

Apply Now: $200,000 Remote Sensing Agriculture Technology Challenge

Published on: Feb 18 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $200,000 Remote Sensing Agriculture Technology Challenge
Smallholder farmers produce the vast majority of the world’s cocoa, the basic ingredient for chocolate. Cocoa farmers face daunting challenges: declining yields,...