Practical Insights on India

Are You Deploying Technologies of Disempowerment?

Are You Deploying Technologies of Disempowerment?

Published on: Aug 27 2020 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
As noted in Technologies of Disempowerment, several technological systems for welfare delivery and social security in India have ended up disempowering many people,...
The Power of Technology for Girls in COVID-19 Digital Response

The Power of Technology for Girls in COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Aug 05 2020 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit women and girls hard. Beyond the threat of the virus itself, they face a heightened risk of gender-based violence, economic stress...
What Are User Perceptions of Internet Trust and Privacy in India and Ghana?

What Are User Perceptions of Internet Trust and Privacy in India and Ghana?

Published on: Jul 01 2020 by Kristen Roggemann - Comments Off on What Are User Perceptions of Internet Trust and Privacy in India and Ghana?
It’s been a hard couple of years for the internet. Between election interference via social media platforms, disinformation going viral and facilitating genocides,...
3 Reasons Why You Should Be Paying for Digital Engagement Now

3 Reasons Why You Should Be Paying for Digital Engagement Now

Published on: May 14 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Reasons Why You Should Be Paying for Digital Engagement Now
It’s free to post on social media, so why should resource-strapped NGOs pay to engage users through digital channels? The answer is simple: scale, efficiency,...
Apply Now: 10 Million CHF to Improve Adolescent Wellbeing with Technology

Apply Now: 10 Million CHF to Improve Adolescent Wellbeing with Technology

Published on: Mar 02 2020 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Young people between the ages of 10-24 should be central actors in shaping the world they live in. They are  early adopters of new digital applications, and could...
Can We Use IVR to Improve Care of People Living with HIV and AIDS?

Can We Use IVR to Improve Care of People Living with HIV and AIDS?

Published on: Feb 19 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Can We Use IVR to Improve Care of People Living with HIV and AIDS?
The last decade has seen a rise in the use of mobile phones in developing countries. In the paper, Supporting Treatment of People Living with HIV / AIDS in Resource...
When Is the Best Time to Send IVR and SMS Messages to Farmers?

When Is the Best Time to Send IVR and SMS Messages to Farmers?

Published on: Jul 24 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on When Is the Best Time to Send IVR and SMS Messages to Farmers?
While India‘s total fertiliser consumption is less than the global average, it is the second largest consumer of urea (a nitrogen based fertilizer) in the...
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...
Why Does South Asia Have the World Largest Mobile Phone Gender Gap?

Why Does South Asia Have the World Largest Mobile Phone Gender Gap?

Published on: Feb 13 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Today in India, 67% of men own mobile phones, but only 33% percent of women do. South Asian countries in general are clear outliers among countries of similar levels...
FarmChat: Using Chatbots to Answer Farmer Queries in India

FarmChat: Using Chatbots to Answer Farmer Queries in India

Published on: Jan 02 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Speech-based conversational interfaces have several potential benefits for farmers and the ICTforAg professionals who support them: There is little requirement...