Practical Insights on Liberia

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,...
How Liberia Can Save Over $5 Million with Mobile Money Salary Payments

How Liberia Can Save Over $5 Million with Mobile Money Salary Payments

Published on: Sep 12 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Liberia Can Save Over $5 Million with Mobile Money Salary Payments
Liberia is a cash-based economy, and ATMs are few and far in between, restricted mainly to Monrovia hotels frequented by expats. In fact, as of 2014, some 60% of...
Mapping a Single Version of the Truth: Liberia’s National Concessions Portal

Mapping a Single Version of the Truth: Liberia’s National Concessions Portal

Published on: Jun 22 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Mapping a Single Version of the Truth: Liberia’s National Concessions Portal
“The most important reason to manage land is to avoid conflict,” said Amadou Thera, the CIMS Implementation Specialist at USAID-GEMS. “Firstly, you have conflicts...
The Role of Connectivity in Emergencies: A Case Study of Ebola

The Role of Connectivity in Emergencies: A Case Study of Ebola

Published on: Oct 23 2015 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
The Ebola crisis revealed that a dearth of ICT capacity in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone prevented or greatly impeded access to and the exchange of information,...
Digitizing Payments One Cabinet at a Time

Digitizing Payments One Cabinet at a Time

Published on: Oct 16 2015 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Recently, the Liberian Cabinet approved the use of mobile money to pay teachers in rural areas. This is a huge step in the right direction for Liberia. But why...
Partnership Expands ICT Support for Ebola Fight in West Africa

Partnership Expands ICT Support for Ebola Fight in West Africa

Published on: Jan 22 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Partnership Expands ICT Support for Ebola Fight in West Africa
DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — NetHope, a consortium of 42 leading international humanitarian organizations, announced today a partnership...
7 Key Insights in Using ICT to Improve Ebola Response

7 Key Insights in Using ICT to Improve Ebola Response

Published on: Oct 31 2014 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Yesterday, we had the 85th Technology Salon in Washington, DC, this one focused on How Can ICTs Improve Our Ebola Response? Be sure to sign up to get invited to...
Dear Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Benin: Have You Heard of Wikipedia?

Dear Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Benin: Have You Heard of Wikipedia?

Published on: Nov 02 2012 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Looking at this map of Wikipedia edits from Africa, I am surprised by the total lack of edits from the gray areas. Some countries, like Somalia & Somaliland,...