Practical Insights on Internet Access

WhatsApp is Not Email. Do Not Manage Your Business With Messages

WhatsApp is Not Email. Do Not Manage Your Business With Messages

Published on: Jun 25 2020 by Guest Writer - 16 Comments
At the end of 2019 Kenya’s mobile penetration reached 112% – in Kenya, there are more SIM cards than persons – compared to 80% for Africa.  Nearly...
Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Speed a Global Embrace of Online Learning?

Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Speed a Global Embrace of Online Learning?

Published on: Jun 10 2020 by Mary Burns - 12 Comments
COVID-19 is a global health disaster, a global economic disaster, and a global education disaster. As we write this, 90% of the world’s students – from...
Meaningful Connectivity: A New Standard for Internet Access

Meaningful Connectivity: A New Standard for Internet Access

Published on: Jun 04 2020 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
The Covid-19 pandemic has galvanised the case for universal internet access like never before, generating widespread agreement that the internet is too important...
Apply Now! $255,000 Grant Funding for Internet Access, Security and Data

Apply Now! $255,000 Grant Funding for Internet Access, Security and Data

Published on: May 11 2020 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Internet access is a fundamental aspect for the full exercise of our human rights, according to the United Nations. The Internet enables greater access to information...
Apply Now: £2.5 million for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion

Apply Now: £2.5 million for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion

Published on: May 04 2020 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Mobile networks have become the primary way of accessing the internet in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), driving economic growth, enabling access to life-enhancing...
10 Insights on Mobile Usage by Persons with Disabilities in Kenya and Bangladesh

10 Insights on Mobile Usage by Persons with Disabilities in Kenya and Bangladesh

Published on: Feb 26 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 10 Insights on Mobile Usage by Persons with Disabilities in Kenya and Bangladesh
Over a billion people worldwide live with a form of disability. This represents 15 per cent of the global population; 80 per cent of whom live in a low- or middle-income...
What Are the Top 4 Mobile Money Purchases by African Youth?

What Are the Top 4 Mobile Money Purchases by African Youth?

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...
Looking Back at 20 Years of ICT4D, and the Approaching Future

Looking Back at 20 Years of ICT4D, and the Approaching Future

Published on: Jan 01 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Looking Back at 20 Years of ICT4D, and the Approaching Future
I started publishing Balancing Act’s News Update in 2000. Every Sunday I would pick over a range of websites in English and French to edit a series of news items...
Is Meaningful Universal Connectivity a Solution to Slowing Broadband Adoption?

Is Meaningful Universal Connectivity a Solution to Slowing Broadband Adoption?

Published on: Dec 05 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Is Meaningful Universal Connectivity a Solution to Slowing Broadband Adoption?
2019 marks several important milestones for the Internet and its usage around the world: 50 years since the very first internet data transmission 30 years since...
Apply Now: Help USAID Develop ICT Regulatory Policy in Southeast Asia

Apply Now: Help USAID Develop ICT Regulatory Policy in Southeast Asia

Published on: Nov 04 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: Help USAID Develop ICT Regulatory Policy in Southeast Asia
In the 21st Century, the reach of internet and mobile networks, the security and adoption of communications services, and vibrancy of ICT sector are crucial for...