Practical Insights on Sierra Leone

Top 4 Ways ICTs Can Help Defeat the Ebola Crisis

Top 4 Ways ICTs Can Help Defeat the Ebola Crisis

Published on: Oct 10 2014 by Jana Melpolder - 1 Comment
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is increasingly becoming an international crisis. Recently the World Health Organization counted 5,843 cases of Ebola patients...
Technology View From Youth in Sierra Leone, Sweden, Indonesia and Uganda

Technology View From Youth in Sierra Leone, Sweden, Indonesia and Uganda

Published on: Aug 16 2013 by Linda Raftree - 2 Comments
Recently, 600 exceptional youth activists from 80 countries arrived to New York City for a UN Takeover, where they called for urgent action by member states...
Apply Now for TechWomen: a Professional Mentorship and Exchange Program

Apply Now for TechWomen: a Professional Mentorship and Exchange Program

Published on: Dec 19 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now for TechWomen: a Professional Mentorship and Exchange Program
Harnessing the power of business, technology and innovation, TechWomen brings emerging women leaders in technology sectors from the Middle East and Africa together...
Dear Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Benin: Have You Heard of Wikipedia?

Dear Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Benin: Have You Heard of Wikipedia?

Published on: Nov 02 2012 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Looking at this map of Wikipedia edits from Africa, I am surprised by the total lack of edits from the gray areas. Some countries, like Somalia & Somaliland,...
Learn How Energy for Opportunity Builds Solar Power Installation Capacity in Sierra Leone

Learn How Energy for Opportunity Builds Solar Power Installation Capacity in Sierra Leone

Published on: Nov 24 2010 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Learn How Energy for Opportunity Builds Solar Power Installation Capacity in Sierra Leone
Solar power is a needed skill in electricity-starved West Africa. Yet there is also high unemployment. Energy For Opportunity is trying to solve both of these...
Public ICT Resource Centers for students and teachers in West Africa

Public ICT Resource Centers for students and teachers in West Africa

Published on: Jul 16 2010 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Public ICT Resource Centers for students and teachers in West Africa
Our initial primary pursuit is the establishment of our inceptive ICT lab in the eastern district of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Similar projects that strive to foster...
Accelerating Microfinance Impact with ICT Solutions

Accelerating Microfinance Impact with ICT Solutions

Published on: Apr 23 2010 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Accelerating Microfinance Impact with ICT Solutions
Whether the goal is to realize microfinance’s full potential or to avoid potential pitfalls, for most microfinance institutions (MFIs), improving the way they...