Practical Insights on Nigeria

Apply Now: $1,000,000 for African Online Safety Solutions from Google

Apply Now: $1,000,000 for African Online Safety Solutions from Google

Published on: Aug 10 2020 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Over 500 million people have access to the Internet on the African continent – 40% of the population. Over 250 million Africans use smartphones for going...
The Power of Technology for Girls in COVID-19 Digital Response

The Power of Technology for Girls in COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Aug 05 2020 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit women and girls hard. Beyond the threat of the virus itself, they face a heightened risk of gender-based violence, economic stress...
Three Early Digital Health COVID-19 Response Success Stories

Three Early Digital Health COVID-19 Response Success Stories

Published on: Mar 25 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Three Early Digital Health COVID-19 Response Success Stories
Coronavirus infection rates are climbing exponentially around the world with over 440,000 confirmed cases and 20,000 deaths so far. Governments, donors, and health...
Africans Are Very Concerned About COVID-19 and Their Health System’s Readiness

Africans Are Very Concerned About COVID-19 and Their Health System’s Readiness

Published on: Mar 19 2020 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Novel coronavirus is now a global pandemic with over 220,000 confirmed COVID-19 infections and 9,000 deaths worldwide. African country governments are taking this...
What Are the Top 4 Mobile Money Purchases by African Youth?

What Are the Top 4 Mobile Money Purchases by African Youth?

Published on: Jan 15 2020 by Wayan Vota - 11 Comments
Digital financial services in sub-Saharan Africa are changing rapidly with diversity in usage and uptake on such a diverse continent. Recently, GeoPoll embarked...
Apply Now: Free TechWomen STEM Mentorship with US State Department

Apply Now: Free TechWomen STEM Mentorship with US State Department

Published on: Jan 07 2020 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
The US Government recognizes that there is a significant gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields worldwide. It would like to...
Help Bridge the Language Translation Technology Digital Divide

Help Bridge the Language Translation Technology Digital Divide

Published on: Sep 18 2019 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
In the digital age, when we face a language barrier, there are a host of internet resources to overcome it. We often rely on translation platforms, dictionary apps,...
The Main Drivers of Mobile Phone Ownership Will Surprise You

The Main Drivers of Mobile Phone Ownership Will Surprise You

Published on: Aug 14 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on The Main Drivers of Mobile Phone Ownership Will Surprise You
Mobile phone services were introduced in Nigeria in 2001. Yet, we still don’t really know who owns a mobile phone in Africa’s most populous country....
Nollywood: A Secret Weapon for African Social and Behavior Change

Nollywood: A Secret Weapon for African Social and Behavior Change

Published on: Jul 11 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Years ago, I remember debating the design of an intervention meant to increase the role of women in Africa society. The budget was relatively small, but the donor...
How to Spend $800,000 on Facebook to Influence African Elections

How to Spend $800,000 on Facebook to Influence African Elections

Published on: May 30 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How to Spend $800,000 on Facebook to Influence African Elections
Recently, Facebook announced it removed 265 fake Facebook and Instagram accounts, Facebook Pages, Groups and events involved in a coordinated attempt to influence...