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4 Lessons Learned Implementing the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action Programs

4 Lessons Learned Implementing the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action Programs

Published on: Oct 15 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) approach uses age- and stage-based messaging directed toward pregnant women, new mothers and families to foster behavior...
4 Steps to Access Private Sector Data for Public Goods

4 Steps to Access Private Sector Data for Public Goods

Published on: Jul 25 2018 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
We in the international development sector often have this perception that the private sector is way more advanced than we in the collection, analysis, and use...
The Challenges of Sustainable Edtech Ventures in Africa – Your Weekend Long Reads

The Challenges of Sustainable Edtech Ventures in Africa – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Mar 24 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 8 Comments
Earlier this month I attended FUTUR.E.S in Africa in Casablanca, the first event to connect French, Moroccan and African digital ecosystems. Startups, academics...
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...
Apply Now: 3 Million GBP for Your Disaster Response Innovation

Apply Now: 3 Million GBP for Your Disaster Response Innovation

Published on: Oct 02 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: 3 Million GBP for Your Disaster Response Innovation
From Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013, to Nepal’s 2015 earthquake we are seeing time and again how mobile technology is being used to support community...
Disaster Response Partnering Guidelines For Aid Providers and Mobile Network Operators

Disaster Response Partnering Guidelines For Aid Providers and Mobile Network Operators

Published on: May 01 2017 by Jacob Korenblum - 1 Comment
  When disaster strikes, the ability to reach victims quickly, and at scale, is key to saving lives. Yet in most crisis zones, the reality is frustrating:...
Are You Guilty of Helping Safaricom Prey on Rural Women?

Are You Guilty of Helping Safaricom Prey on Rural Women?

Published on: Nov 17 2016 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
There are multiple development initiatives to increase women’s ownership and usage of mobile phones – everyone from GSMA to USAID to Mobile Network...
A Practical Guide for Engaging with Mobile Network Operators to Improve mHealth Outcomes

A Practical Guide for Engaging with Mobile Network Operators to Improve mHealth Outcomes

Published on: Oct 05 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on A Practical Guide for Engaging with Mobile Network Operators to Improve mHealth Outcomes
The field of mobile health (mHealth) is experiencing a real need for guidance on public–private partnerships among players as diverse as the mobile industry,...
The Surprising Reality of Mobile Money Around the World

The Surprising Reality of Mobile Money Around the World

Published on: Feb 24 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Surprising Reality of Mobile Money Around the World
Mobile money has done more to extend the reach of financial services in the last decade than traditional “bricks and mortar” banking has in the last century. This...
The Rise of Mobile Money Services in Somaliland

The Rise of Mobile Money Services in Somaliland

Published on: Jan 29 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In 2009, Somaliland’s biggest mobile network operator, Telesom, launched their mobile payment service “ZAAD”, and today more than 10% of the 3.8 million inhabitants...