Apply Now: $500,000 USAID Grants for Internet Connectivity and Digital Financial Services

Apply Now: $500,000 USAID Grants for Internet Connectivity and Digital Financial Services

Published on: Feb 19 2024 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Advancing a competitive, innovative, and secure marketplace for Internet connectivity and digital financial services in low- and middle-income countries is crucial for economic growth, digital inclusion, and innovation. Competitive...
Can Digital Community Centers Be Financially Sustainable?

Can Digital Community Centers Be Financially Sustainable?

Published on: Jan 31 2024 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
To bridge the digital divide, digital community centers — physical spaces that provide access to the internet, technology devices, and digital skills — have become a popular solution for organizations working to bring...
4 Reasons Why Telecentres Matter in the Mobile Phone Era

4 Reasons Why Telecentres Matter in the Mobile Phone Era

Published on: Jan 30 2024 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
In rural areas of Africa, information and communication services provided by telecentres are instrumental in community and national development as well as improving the living standards of people. Telecentres are developmental...
USAID How To Guide for Bringing More Women Online

USAID How To Guide for Bringing More Women Online

Published on: Jan 17 2024 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Internet adoption and mobile phone ownership are on the rise globally, yet 2.7 billion people remain unconnected to the Internet. Within this digital divide, there are staggering gaps in access for women and girls in many...
3 Ways Starlink is an Extractive ICT Company in LMICs

3 Ways Starlink is an Extractive ICT Company in LMICs

Published on: Dec 28 2023 by Nadia Andrada - 8 Comments
Starlink is now the big favorite for Internet access across low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) around the world. Every technologist in developing countries is wishing for a Starlink connection to a low Earth orbit...
Make Your Digital Service Work Offline, Online and Everywhere in Between

Make Your Digital Service Work Offline, Online and Everywhere in Between

Published on: Sep 21 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Make Your Digital Service Work Offline, Online and Everywhere in Between
There used to be a clear divide between “online” and “offline”. Before the mobile Internet, when you were online you could download as much as you wanted. When you left your home or office, you were offline. In 2021...
Apply Now: $109,000 Seed Funding to Bridge the Digital Divide

Apply Now: $109,000 Seed Funding to Bridge the Digital Divide

Published on: Jun 12 2023 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
There are 2.9 billion unconnected people across the globe, an issue that was significantly exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now imagine yourself as one of those 2.9 billion people who live without the internet. Internet...
Authoritarians Attack Human Rights Activist Satellite Technology

Authoritarians Attack Human Rights Activist Satellite Technology

Published on: May 24 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Authoritarians Attack Human Rights Activist Satellite Technology
Access to space technologies during the Ukraine invasion has been a crucial aspect of the conflict, from providing communications which are resilient to attacks on terrestrial infrastructure, to providing near-real-time,...
Apply Now: $60,000 Internet Access and Connectivity Grants

Apply Now: $60,000 Internet Access and Connectivity Grants

Published on: May 22 2023 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
The Internet is a place of possibility and opportunity. It is where we collaborate and innovate for a better world. Where we share our hopes and strengthen our bonds. It is where we work, learn, and make progress. We must...