Practical Insights on South Africa

How to Guide: Teaching on WhatsApp for Grassroots Community Organizers

How to Guide: Teaching on WhatsApp for Grassroots Community Organizers

Published on: Jan 12 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Guide: Teaching on WhatsApp for Grassroots Community Organizers
Grassroot, a civic technology organization based in South Africa, launched a first-of-its-kind leadership development course over the messaging platform WhatsApp...
12 Recommendations for Using Digital and Biometric Identity Systems

12 Recommendations for Using Digital and Biometric Identity Systems

Published on: Dec 01 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 12 Recommendations for Using Digital and Biometric Identity Systems
The AI4D – Digital and Biometric Identity Systems policy paper examines issues emerging around the deployment of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Digital and...
Apply Now: $6,000 in Fellowships for African Women Data Journalists

Apply Now: $6,000 in Fellowships for African Women Data Journalists

Published on: Nov 01 2021 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The Global Media Monitoring Project is the largest and longest longitudinal study on the gender gap in the world’s media. Every five years since 1995, GMMP research...
Apply Now: $86,000 for EduTech Innovations for South African Learners

Apply Now: $86,000 for EduTech Innovations for South African Learners

Published on: Oct 12 2021 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
As access to technology grows rapidly throughout South Africa, educational technology provides an opportunity for parents to harness innovation and rapidly accelerate...
How African Governments and Citizens Spar Over Digital Civic Spaces

How African Governments and Citizens Spar Over Digital Civic Spaces

Published on: Sep 30 2021 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Civic space remains open in only two of Africa’s 54 countries. The reduction in safe public spaces in which democratic debate can take place represents a breach...
Apply Now: $37,000 for Your African Financial Technology Innovation

Apply Now: $37,000 for Your African Financial Technology Innovation

Published on: Aug 30 2021 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Digital financial services are contributing to financial inclusion for Africans – almost 40% of the world’s population. The rapid spread of mobile money...
Please Use Accurate Poverty Maps in Humanitarian Relief Programs

Please Use Accurate Poverty Maps in Humanitarian Relief Programs

Published on: Aug 26 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Please Use Accurate Poverty Maps in Humanitarian Relief Programs
Many critical decisions require accurate, quantitative data on the local distribution of wealth and poverty. Governments and non-profit organizations rely on such...
8 Adolescent Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence Solutions

8 Adolescent Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence Solutions

Published on: Jun 23 2021 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 8 Adolescent Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence Solutions
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child promotes the right of young children and adolescents to participate in decision-making in policies, processes...
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...
Applying Game-Based Learning During COVID-19 Digital Response

Applying Game-Based Learning During COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Jan 28 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Game-based learning using serious computer games has a huge potential to overcome challenges faced by teachers and trainers in low-income countries. Not only does...