Practical Insights on South Africa

The Design Journey: Creating a Mobile Test Prep Application in South Africa

The Design Journey: Creating a Mobile Test Prep Application in South Africa

Published on: Jun 20 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on The Design Journey: Creating a Mobile Test Prep Application in South Africa
You’re in for a treat! This is the story of my two-year design journey to build X-kit Achieve! Mobile from my view as project lead, written with Nicola du...
Why We Should Know the Origins of ICT4D Champions

Why We Should Know the Origins of ICT4D Champions

Published on: May 10 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Why We Should Know the Origins of ICT4D Champions
At the most recent gathering of ICT4D scholars in the North of England I asked how important and significant it is to research the origins of champions and leaders...
Please Submit Session Ideas for MERL Tech Johannesburg

Please Submit Session Ideas for MERL Tech Johannesburg

Published on: Feb 26 2018 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off on Please Submit Session Ideas for MERL Tech Johannesburg
Please submit your session idea or reserve your demo table for MERL Tech Jozi, to explore what’s happening with innovation, digital data, and new technologies...
1.5 Billion Reasons You Need A WhatsApp Business Strategy for Your Programs

1.5 Billion Reasons You Need A WhatsApp Business Strategy for Your Programs

Published on: Feb 21 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Facebook recently announced that WhatsApp has more than 1.5 billion monthly active users – 20% of the world’s population! – sending more than...
How Role Play Changed Our User Testing Methodology for Mobile Applications

How Role Play Changed Our User Testing Methodology for Mobile Applications

Published on: Feb 12 2018 by Praekelt Org - 1 Comment
I remember role-playing when I was young. I often pretended to be in the doctor’s consultation room where my friend would use a toy stethoscope to diagnose...
6 Recommendations for Supporting Women and Girls’ Power, Voice and Influence Through Digital ICTs

6 Recommendations for Supporting Women and Girls’ Power, Voice and Influence Through Digital ICTs

Published on: Apr 25 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 6 Recommendations for Supporting Women and Girls’ Power, Voice and Influence Through Digital ICTs
What does the empirical evidence tell us about the types of interventions most likely to enable women and girls to use digital ICTs in ways that increase their...
Community Organising Technology Lessons Learned From South Africa

Community Organising Technology Lessons Learned From South Africa

Published on: Jan 05 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Community Organising Technology Lessons Learned From South Africa
South Africa has a strong history of community organising and activism. Dense, ground-up organizing helped defeat Apartheid, then atrophied after the transition...
The Tension Between Speed and Scale in Successful Social Innovations

The Tension Between Speed and Scale in Successful Social Innovations

Published on: Feb 19 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
At the invitation of FHI360 and Cisco, the Red Cross recently presented early insights from our experience introducing fire-detecting sensors across two informal...
Please RSVP: Should We Create Standardized Training Content for Community Health Workers?

Please RSVP: Should We Create Standardized Training Content for Community Health Workers?

Published on: Feb 07 2014 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please RSVP: Should We Create Standardized Training Content for Community Health Workers?
RSVP Now: Thursday, February 13 – Johannesburg, South Africa Millions of people in rural communities depend upon Community Health Workers for health care....
5 Reasons Why Public Access Matters in the Age of Private Mobile Devices

5 Reasons Why Public Access Matters in the Age of Private Mobile Devices

Published on: Jan 15 2014 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why Public Access Matters in the Age of Private Mobile Devices
The mobile Internet is growing at an unprecedented rate. It is expected to be a matter of time before mobile Internet use eclipses desktop use. What does this trend...