Practical Insights on Ken Banks

Creating Digital Identity Options for an Analog World

Creating Digital Identity Options for an Analog World

Published on: Oct 25 2018 by Guest Writer - 8 Comments
Around the world 250 million children under five didn’t have their birth registered, yet not having something as straightforward as a birth certificate can...
You Are Invited to the 2015 Game Changers Summit

You Are Invited to the 2015 Game Changers Summit

Published on: Aug 12 2015 by Jana Melpolder - Comments Off on You Are Invited to the 2015 Game Changers Summit
Are you looking to harness the power of ICTs in new ways in development? Do you have an inventive idea that you want to share with the greater ICT community? Do...
Which Are Better: Open Source or Proprietary Twitter Hashtags? #FOShashtags

Which Are Better: Open Source or Proprietary Twitter Hashtags? #FOShashtags

Published on: Apr 01 2014 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Hashtags are the communication currency on Twitter, and since their introduction into the #ICT4D community by @Kiwanja, the father of modern ICT4D, they’ve...
ICT4D is Better Than Apple at Pleasing Its Customers

ICT4D is Better Than Apple at Pleasing Its Customers

Published on: Feb 08 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on ICT4D is Better Than Apple at Pleasing Its Customers
In a recent post wondering what Steve Jobs would do in ICT4D, Ken Banks of FrontlineSMS fame bemoaned the lack of customer focus in ICT4D and expected that Apple...
Cloud Computing in Africa? All Weather is Local

Cloud Computing in Africa? All Weather is Local

Published on: Nov 05 2009 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Recently there’s been a good discussion about cloud computing in Africa, where Ken Banks asks if its “Inappropriate” appropriate technology? Ken...
Are ICTs an Effective Alternative to Aid?

Are ICTs an Effective Alternative to Aid?

Published on: Oct 01 2009 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
tweetmeme_source = 'ICT_works'; With Dambisa Moyo sounding off in Wired magazine that we should Cut Off Aid to Africa, that is favor investment over grants to...