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It’s 2017, You Should be Localizing Your ICT4D Solutions Already

It’s 2017, You Should be Localizing Your ICT4D Solutions Already

Published on: Mar 30 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on It’s 2017, You Should be Localizing Your ICT4D Solutions Already
Many ICT4D projects have a major strike against them before they even begin: they use international languages instead of local ones. The intended audience not only...
Translating Technology Terms Into Burmese

Translating Technology Terms Into Burmese

Published on: Oct 09 2015 by Gennie Gebhart - 2 Comments
Earlier this summer, Thomas Fuller of the New York Times published a memo from Yangon lamenting the lack of political vocabulary in the Burmese language, in which...
In ICT4D Beneficiaries vs. Constituents, What About Client-Driven Development?

In ICT4D Beneficiaries vs. Constituents, What About Client-Driven Development?

Published on: Apr 28 2014 by Josh Woodard - 5 Comments
Back in October, Wayan challenged us to please stop using the term “beneficiaries” in development conversations, replacing it with “constituents”...
Language as a Cultural Barrier in ICT4E Deployments

Language as a Cultural Barrier in ICT4E Deployments

Published on: Apr 06 2012 by Lindsay Poirier - 1 Comment
When I started working on my ICT4E project a few months back, I thought I had all of my bases covered. It’s easy to fall into that groove. I learned quickly,...