Practical Insights on Internet Access

Apply Now: $1.7 Million in Grants for Internet Infrastructure and Inclusion

Apply Now: $1.7 Million in Grants for Internet Infrastructure and Inclusion

Published on: Jun 28 2021 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
The challenges of improving Internet growth are multi faceted and interrelated, particularly in developing countries. They include technical skills and knowledge,...
Apply Now: $1,150,000 USAID Grant Funding for Digital Economy Solutions

Apply Now: $1,150,000 USAID Grant Funding for Digital Economy Solutions

Published on: Jun 14 2021 by Wayan Vota - 17 Comments
To improve the lives of millions of low income and vulnerable people throughout the world, we need to support the development of open, inclusive, and secure digital...
Apply Now: $550,000 Internet Access Grants in Latin America and Caribbean

Apply Now: $550,000 Internet Access Grants in Latin America and Caribbean

Published on: May 24 2021 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
According to the United Nations, access to the Internet has become a fundamental aspect for the full exercise of our human rights. Internet access gives us information...
Successful Low-Tech Educational Solutions in COVID-19 Digital Response

Successful Low-Tech Educational Solutions in COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Mar 24 2021 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The COVID-19 pandemic paralyzed education systems worldwide; at one point, school closures forced over 1.6 billion learners out of classrooms. While smaller in...
Online Harassment of Girls and Young Women Must Stop

Online Harassment of Girls and Young Women Must Stop

Published on: Feb 25 2021 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Online Harassment of Girls and Young Women Must Stop
Internet access, and safety online, is fundamentally a human rights issue and an important indicator of gender equality. During the COVID-19 digital response, being...
The ICT4D Guilty Pleasure: Reinventing Digital Wheels for Donors

The ICT4D Guilty Pleasure: Reinventing Digital Wheels for Donors

Published on: Feb 18 2021 by Nadia Andrada - 28 Comments
We are all familiar with the concept of reinventing the flat tire in digital development. That’s when we repackage a known failure as new innovation, usually...
Status of Government Policy Progress on Internet Connectivity Prices

Status of Government Policy Progress on Internet Connectivity Prices

Published on: Jan 27 2021 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
COVID-19 digital response has laid bare the scale and consequences of the digital divide and underlined the urgent need to find solutions to digital inequality. Governments...
$180 Billion Internet Economy Opportunity in African Countries

$180 Billion Internet Economy Opportunity in African Countries

Published on: Dec 24 2020 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Throughout the global pandemic, Africa’s Internet economy is proving resilient, as digital startups across the continent devise innovative COVID-19 digital response...
New UNESCO Report: How to Deploy EduTech in Post-COVID‐19 Schools

New UNESCO Report: How to Deploy EduTech in Post-COVID‐19 Schools

Published on: Dec 16 2020 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The COVID-19 digital response has shown the huge potential of educational technologies to support better and more extensive education and learning. However, it...
Apply Now: $5,000 Grants to Stop Internet Shutdowns in African Countries

Apply Now: $5,000 Grants to Stop Internet Shutdowns in African Countries

Published on: Dec 07 2020 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Internet shutdowns are one of the most extreme and draconian censorship tactics that a government can use to control civil discourse. Internet access shutdowns...