Practical Insights on Kenya

Our Open Source Software Obsession is Unhealthy in Digital Development

Our Open Source Software Obsession is Unhealthy in Digital Development

Published on: Feb 06 2020 by Guest Writer - 43 Comments
Since I am going to make some potentially controversial observations about the digital health industry and, to some extent, the development sector in general, I...
The Challenges of Teaching Literacy Skills to Somali Refugees in Dadaab

The Challenges of Teaching Literacy Skills to Somali Refugees in Dadaab

Published on: Jan 22 2020 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
In 2017, Dadaab Refugee Camp was the sixth biggest city in Kenya, with a population of 250,000. With peace returning to Somalia, organisations like the Norwegian...
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...
Apply Now: Free TechWomen STEM Mentorship with US State Department

Apply Now: Free TechWomen STEM Mentorship with US State Department

Published on: Jan 07 2020 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
The US Government recognizes that there is a significant gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields worldwide. It would like to...
Apply Now: +2 Million Rand for African Education Technology Innovators

Apply Now: +2 Million Rand for African Education Technology Innovators

Published on: Nov 18 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Education systems in Africa face a myriad of challenges that negatively impact education outcomes. For example, 8.7 million children are not attending primary school...
Apply Now: $200,000 in Financing for Digital Health Startups in East Africa

Apply Now: $200,000 in Financing for Digital Health Startups in East Africa

Published on: Oct 21 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $200,000 in Financing for Digital Health Startups in East Africa
Many digital health technology entrepreneurs struggle to attract start-up financing and this can inhibit their ability to grow. At best they may underperform their...
4 Key Enabling Environment Regulations for Digital Financial Services

4 Key Enabling Environment Regulations for Digital Financial Services

Published on: Jun 05 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Key Enabling Environment Regulations for Digital Financial Services
It can be too easy to get caught up in fun innovative new product launches in digital finance in Kenya, probably the most robust and well-developed digital financial...
Who Do You Trust More With Your DNA Data: Kenya or 23andMe?

Who Do You Trust More With Your DNA Data: Kenya or 23andMe?

Published on: Feb 28 2019 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Who do you trust with your biometric data: fingerprints, retinal scans, and most of all, your DNA? Do you trust your own government? What about the government of...
Beware the Mobile Phone Hardware Quality Divide for Rural African Women

Beware the Mobile Phone Hardware Quality Divide for Rural African Women

Published on: Sep 20 2018 by Wayan Vota - 12 Comments
We all can celebrate the massive adoption of mobile phones across the African continent, and be astonished at the rapid uptake of smartphones in countries like...
The Real Failure in ICT4Edu: Poor Teacher Professional Development

The Real Failure in ICT4Edu: Poor Teacher Professional Development

Published on: Aug 16 2018 by Guest Writer - 6 Comments
I can’t count the number of times I’ve been in a discussion that quickly shifts from a failing ICT for Education initiative, to the assumed root cause:...