Practical Insights on South Africa

10 Digital Health Technology Solutions for Global COVID-19 Response

10 Digital Health Technology Solutions for Global COVID-19 Response

Published on: Mar 11 2020 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Global coronavirus infections now exceed 120,000 confirmed cases in 119 countries, with over 4.300 deaths from COVID-19. There are also more than 66,500 people...
5 Trends in Educational Technology Across African Secondary Schools

5 Trends in Educational Technology Across African Secondary Schools

Published on: Feb 12 2020 by Mary Burns - 7 Comments
My recent post discussed contextual, macro-level policy changes in ICT4Education in secondary schools of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This post examines some of the...
6 Educational Technology Trends in African Secondary Education Policy

6 Educational Technology Trends in African Secondary Education Policy

Published on: Jan 29 2020 by Mary Burns - 3 Comments
We often think of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as the place where educational technology goes to die. It is certainly true that many education technology initiatives...
Apply Now: Free TechWomen STEM Mentorship with US State Department

Apply Now: Free TechWomen STEM Mentorship with US State Department

Published on: Jan 07 2020 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
The US Government recognizes that there is a significant gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields worldwide. It would like to...
Apply Now: +2 Million Rand for African Education Technology Innovators

Apply Now: +2 Million Rand for African Education Technology Innovators

Published on: Nov 18 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Education systems in Africa face a myriad of challenges that negatively impact education outcomes. For example, 8.7 million children are not attending primary school...
Apply Now: Paid African Presidential Scholars for STEM and Social Research

Apply Now: Paid African Presidential Scholars for STEM and Social Research

Published on: Sep 03 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Are you an early career faculty member in a college or university in Africa? Is your academic research related to STEM or social research? Do you want to work at...
What Motivates ICT4D Champions to Promote Your Solution?

What Motivates ICT4D Champions to Promote Your Solution?

Published on: Jun 13 2019 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Information and communication technologies for development champions are critical to initiative success. They are the people who actively and enthusiastically promote...
How to Mitigate Negative Algorithmic Biases in Machine Learning – Your Weekend Long Reads

How to Mitigate Negative Algorithmic Biases in Machine Learning – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Feb 02 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Mitigate Negative Algorithmic Biases in Machine Learning – Your Weekend Long Reads
Machine learning models or algorithms have shown over the past few years that they can exhibit human traits like racism and sexism by misidentifying black people...
3 Takeaways From MERL Tech Jozi in South Africa

3 Takeaways From MERL Tech Jozi in South Africa

Published on: Aug 23 2018 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off on 3 Takeaways From MERL Tech Jozi in South Africa
Recently, MERL Tech Jozi, our first MERL Tech on the African continent, brought together a wide range of experts for two days of sharing, learning and exploring...
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...