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How Nigerians Can Use ICT4D to Improve Life in Nigeria

Nigerians are using ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development) to accelerate social and economic development in Nigeria, by improving access to information, opportunities, and services, and by promoting innovation and efficiency in various sectors.

  1. Agriculture: ICTs are being used to improve the efficiency and productivity of smallholder farmers, through the use of precision agriculture technologies such as remote sensing and GPS-based farming tools.
  2. Financial inclusion: ICTs are being used to expand access to financial services, including mobile banking and other digital financial technologies, which can help to increase financial inclusion and improve the lives of people who are unbanked or underbanked.
  3. Education: ICTs are being used to improve the quality of education and expand access to learning opportunities, through the use of e-learning platforms and other digital tools.
  4. Health: ICTs are being used to improve access to healthcare and health information, through the use of telemedicine and other digital health technologies.
  5. Infrastructure: ICTs are being used to improve infrastructure, including transportation and energy systems, through the use of smart city technologies and other digital innovations.
Closing the Mobile Phone Disability Gap in Developing Countries

Closing the Mobile Phone Disability Gap in Developing Countries

Published on: Jul 07 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Closing the Mobile Phone Disability Gap in Developing Countries
The GSMA Assistive Tech programme learned through previous research that mobile phones have the potential to be a life changing technology for persons with disabilities....
Apply Now: $7.5 Million USD to Grow Your Facebook Group Community Impact

Apply Now: $7.5 Million USD to Grow Your Facebook Group Community Impact

Published on: May 10 2021 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Social media can be a force for good in developing countries. People can use platforms like Facebook Groups to create a positive impact on the broader world by...
Apply Now: $400,000 for Health Services Chatbots in  Kenya, Nigeria, India

Apply Now: $400,000 for Health Services Chatbots in Kenya, Nigeria, India

Published on: Apr 20 2021 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
Conversational chatbots put people at the center of care and deliver better health outcomes through sustained engagement and connection to the right health services...
4 Ways Public Development Banks Can Digitize Their Financing Solutions

4 Ways Public Development Banks Can Digitize Their Financing Solutions

Published on: Mar 04 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Ways Public Development Banks Can Digitize Their Financing Solutions
Public Development Banks (PDB) exist in most countries. They play a critical role in financing economic activities that private sector commercial banks are unwilling...
11 AgriTech Findings From West African Smallholder Farmers

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Published on: Feb 03 2021 by Guest Writer - 6 Comments
The public ICT4Ag discussion is often focused on the use of smartphones and sophisticated applications. This often neglects more traditional channels and can unfairly...
Apply Now: $1.5 Million Smart Agriculture Grants from Gates Foundation

Apply Now: $1.5 Million Smart Agriculture Grants from Gates Foundation

Published on: Feb 01 2021 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
Smallholder farmers suffer from fundamental challenges to improving their own food security and their communities nutritional resilience. They face low agriculture...
Apply Now: $185,000 Startup Tech Innovation Grants in Uganda, Nigeria

Apply Now: $185,000 Startup Tech Innovation Grants in Uganda, Nigeria

Published on: Jan 25 2021 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
UGX 640 Million UNICEF Uganda Innovation Fund UNICEF Uganda has launched an Innovation Fund Challenge to leverage the disruptive power of technology and enhance...
How Will Nigerians Spend $451 Million Bitcoin Cryptocurrency in 2021?

How Will Nigerians Spend $451 Million Bitcoin Cryptocurrency in 2021?

Published on: Dec 23 2020 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Paxful, a leading peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, reports that Nigeria is now has the world’s second largest Bitcoin trading volume. Nigerians have traded...
What is the Food Security Impact of COVID-19 in African Countries?

What is the Food Security Impact of COVID-19 in African Countries?

Published on: Aug 20 2020 by Wayan Vota - 9 Comments
The novel coronavirus pandemic has an immense impact on healthcare across the African continent.  South Africa in particular has become a viral hot spot, with...
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 - 13 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...