Practical Insights on Nigeria

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...
How an Online Lifestyle Brand Changed Gender Norms in Nigeria

How an Online Lifestyle Brand Changed Gender Norms in Nigeria

Published on: Dec 31 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How an Online Lifestyle Brand Changed Gender Norms in Nigeria
Voices for Change (V4C) was an innovative social behaviour change communications (SBCC) programme aimed to create an environment for young Nigerian women and men...
When Will We Have Our Own Cambridge Analytica-Facebook Moment? Your Weekend Long Reads

When Will We Have Our Own Cambridge Analytica-Facebook Moment? Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Apr 21 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on When Will We Have Our Own Cambridge Analytica-Facebook Moment? Your Weekend Long Reads
Facebook currently has a Cambridge Analytica problem. It is under severe pressure to explain how 87 million users had their personal data leaked and offer assurances...
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...
Which African Governments Spy on Technology Users the Most?

Which African Governments Spy on Technology Users the Most?

Published on: Sep 21 2017 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Governments can legally spy on their residents in many ways, most of them hidden from our purview. However, telecommunications companies, now often a target of...
3 Uncommon Ways ICT Can Aid Delivery of High Impact Agricultural Research and Development

3 Uncommon Ways ICT Can Aid Delivery of High Impact Agricultural Research and Development

Published on: Sep 07 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Uncommon Ways ICT Can Aid Delivery of High Impact Agricultural Research and Development
Delivery of scalable agricultural intervention and development can be enhanced using contemporary ICT tools. Such ICT-driven revolution is imperative to meet the...
Is Zero-Rated Internet Access Connecting the Unconnected?

Is Zero-Rated Internet Access Connecting the Unconnected?

Published on: Aug 21 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
As the debate around zero-rated services (like Facebook’s Free Basics, Twitter Access, and Wikipedia Zero) and other emerging mobile data models continues, data...