Practical Insights on Lessons Learned

10 Key Takeways from UNESCO Supporting Teachers with Mobile Technology Report

10 Key Takeways from UNESCO Supporting Teachers with Mobile Technology Report

Published on: Dec 18 2017 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on 10 Key Takeways from UNESCO Supporting Teachers with Mobile Technology Report
UNESCO recently released the Supporting teachers with mobile technology report, which draws lessons from UNESCO projects implemented in Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan...
Four Lessons Learned in Piloting Mobile Money for Paying 8 Million Work Days

Four Lessons Learned in Piloting Mobile Money for Paying 8 Million Work Days

Published on: Dec 11 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Four Lessons Learned in Piloting Mobile Money for Paying 8 Million Work Days
From 2013 to 2016, I worked on a pilot to pay 8 million of work days in two districts in India through mobile money. The Government of Odisha in India decided to...
Five Lessons Learned from Applying Design Thinking to Data Visualization

Five Lessons Learned from Applying Design Thinking to Data Visualization

Published on: Oct 09 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Five Lessons Learned from Applying Design Thinking to Data Visualization
Human centered design isn’t a new concept. We’ve heard engineers, from aerospace to software, quietly snicker as they’ve seen the enthusiasm for design thinking...
5 Lessons Learned in Creating Webmaker, a Mobile Content Publishing Platform

5 Lessons Learned in Creating Webmaker, a Mobile Content Publishing Platform

Published on: May 29 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Lessons Learned in Creating Webmaker, a Mobile Content Publishing Platform
Recently, the Mozilla Foundation product development team set off to design a new, general purpose content publishing platform that could enable creativity among...
3 Lessons Learned in Creating Digital Development Tools

3 Lessons Learned in Creating Digital Development Tools

Published on: Apr 20 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Lessons Learned in Creating Digital Development Tools
ICT has the power to propel development forward, but before you jump in head first with a new ICT tool, there are a few critical questions to consider, like: What...
8 ICT4D Recommendations for iNGOs Working in Eastern Africa

8 ICT4D Recommendations for iNGOs Working in Eastern Africa

Published on: Feb 27 2017 by Matt Haikin - Comments Off on 8 ICT4D Recommendations for iNGOs Working in Eastern Africa
Transformative successes have been achieved by those harnessing information and communication technologies (ICT) for development (ICT4D), and yet many people still...
How We Fought Ebola with Information

How We Fought Ebola with Information

Published on: Jan 25 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In December 2013, a little-known viral hemorrhagic fever in West Africa was detected in a forest region of Guinea. It was soon confirmed to be Ebola Virus Disease,...
Process Improvements: The Forgotten Big Wins in Digital Development

Process Improvements: The Forgotten Big Wins in Digital Development

Published on: Jul 06 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Process Improvements: The Forgotten Big Wins in Digital Development
Working with ICT, we often get myopically focused on trying solving big problems, not even thinking about where technology has proven benefit: improving systems...
Mobile Data Collection: Current Practice and Lessons Learned at Plan International

Mobile Data Collection: Current Practice and Lessons Learned at Plan International

Published on: Apr 25 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Smartphones and tablets offer an increasing array of applications and services that can be useful in our daily lives and work. Data collection, an important part...
5 Insights from MERL Tech

5 Insights from MERL Tech

Published on: Jan 18 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Insights from MERL Tech
Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in the 2015 MERL Tech conference that brought together over 260 people from 157 different organizations. I joined...