Posts Tagged ‘M-PESA’:

Wow! Mobile Money Transactions Are Now Larger Than Kenya’s GDP

Wow! Mobile Money Transactions Are Now Larger Than Kenya’s GDP

Published on: May 16 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
For years, we’ve heard how the value of M-PESA mobile money transactions are a rising percentage of Kenya’s Gross Domestic Product. In 2010 we reported...
Groundbreaking Work From Three Leading Female ICT4D Researchers – Your Weekend Long Reads

Groundbreaking Work From Three Leading Female ICT4D Researchers – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Apr 28 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Groundbreaking Work From Three Leading Female ICT4D Researchers – Your Weekend Long Reads
It’s no secret that the technology sector is riddled with major gender disparities. In the United States, discrepancies in employment and pay are so widespread...
Now Scientific Fact: Mobile Money Can Lift Women Out of Poverty

Now Scientific Fact: Mobile Money Can Lift Women Out of Poverty

Published on: Mar 23 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
  For nearly four years, we have been sharing information about the various ways that gender and mobile intertwine in our Gender and Mobile newsletter. In our...
4 Steps to Establishing a Technology Ecosystem in Kenya

4 Steps to Establishing a Technology Ecosystem in Kenya

Published on: Jun 27 2014 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Steps to Establishing a Technology Ecosystem in Kenya
Kenya’s capital Nairobi, the birthplace of M-Pesa, has established itself as the “tech centre” in Africa within seven years. The rise of M-Pesa is impressive:...
3 Factors Required for Success with Mobile Technologies for Development

3 Factors Required for Success with Mobile Technologies for Development

Published on: Oct 11 2013 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Factors Required for Success with Mobile Technologies for Development
Innovation and Best Practice in Mobile Technologies for Development is a review of innovation in the ICT entrepreneurship/mobile internet/mobile related applications...
How Mobile Money Improves Development Outcomes for the Unbanked

How Mobile Money Improves Development Outcomes for the Unbanked

Published on: Jun 03 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How Mobile Money Improves Development Outcomes for the Unbanked
At the recent London Technology Salon, we debated “How Mobile Money Can Improve Development Outcomes for the Unbanked?” with 30 thought leaders in...
Surprise! Guess Which Country is 2nd for Mobile Money Globally?

Surprise! Guess Which Country is 2nd for Mobile Money Globally?

Published on: Apr 10 2013 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
We all know that M-PESA in Kenya dominates the mobile money conversation in Africa, where mobile banking has expanded to 16% of the market. So its easy to assume...
Bitcoins are About to Reinvent Banking in Africa

Bitcoins are About to Reinvent Banking in Africa

Published on: Apr 08 2013 by Aaron Mason - 16 Comments
If you’ve been paying any attention at all to financial markets over the past several weeks there’s no way you’ve missed the Bitcoin: the unregulated, uncontrolled...
3 Key Factors for Your Next Mobile App to Scale Like M-PESA

3 Key Factors for Your Next Mobile App to Scale Like M-PESA

Published on: Mar 27 2013 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Key Factors for Your Next Mobile App to Scale Like M-PESA
I am Josephine Mutugu and at the Nairobi Technology Salon on What is the Next Mobile Development App that Will Scale? we launched into the discussion with a brief...
The Choice Between Facebook and Running Water Isn’t Obvious

The Choice Between Facebook and Running Water Isn’t Obvious

Published on: Jan 07 2013 by Aaron Mason - 2 Comments
Over the past several years two seemingly independent ideas have been gaining traction: New technology allows developing nations to leapfrog over traditional growth...