Practical Insights on Sustainability

Is It Finally Time to Retire Sustainability in ICT4D?

Is It Finally Time to Retire Sustainability in ICT4D?

Published on: May 06 2021 by Josh Woodard - 25 Comments
Talk – and debate – of the term “sustainability” in ICT4D is nothing new. The theme has been discussed on ICTworks for more than a decade....
New OpenLMIS Public-Private Partnership for Open Source Sustainability

New OpenLMIS Public-Private Partnership for Open Source Sustainability

Published on: Mar 17 2021 by Guest Writer - 10 Comments
OpenLMIS is looking toward the future. After launching in 2012 in two countries, OpenLMIS has grown to serve over 11,000 health facilities across 9 African countries....
OpenLMIS is Seeking the Next Chapter in Open Source Sustainability

OpenLMIS is Seeking the Next Chapter in Open Source Sustainability

Published on: Jul 15 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on OpenLMIS is Seeking the Next Chapter in Open Source Sustainability
OpenLMIS is the leading logistics system used to track health products across national supply chains. It is also open source software, which is a key reason for...
What a Cloudy Future of OpenLMIS Means for Open Source Software

What a Cloudy Future of OpenLMIS Means for Open Source Software

Published on: Feb 05 2020 by Wayan Vota - 13 Comments
OpenLMIS is an open source global good for digital health that was purpose-built to be an electronic logistics management information system (LMIS) for health commodity...
Apply Now: $75,000 for Open Source Software Sustainability Planning

Apply Now: $75,000 for Open Source Software Sustainability Planning

Published on: Feb 03 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $75,000 for Open Source Software Sustainability Planning
Expensive mainstream proprietary software from advanced markets isn’t appropriate for many resource-constrained contexts in international development. Open Source...
The Number One Indicator of ICT4D Project Financial Sustainability

The Number One Indicator of ICT4D Project Financial Sustainability

Published on: Nov 07 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on The Number One Indicator of ICT4D Project Financial Sustainability
We often talk about project sustainability in information and communication for technology (ICT4D) programs, and as a result, we have multiple guides on how to...
How Engineers Can Leverage Internet of Things for Better Development Interventions

How Engineers Can Leverage Internet of Things for Better Development Interventions

Published on: Sep 16 2019 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Typically, an engineer’s role in addressing global poverty challenges has often been confined to the engineering problem facing community, regional or national...
5 Steps to Better Government Supply Chain Technology

5 Steps to Better Government Supply Chain Technology

Published on: Jun 26 2019 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Automated information systems are now widely used to manage the data that flows throughout a supply chain, from procuring a commodity, to manufacturing it, and,...
For Better or Worse: ICT4D is Open Source Software

For Better or Worse: ICT4D is Open Source Software

Published on: Feb 07 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Previously, I wrote about how the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) showed that we sell sexy ICT4D success stories to survive in their recent Baseline ICT4D Ecosystem...
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective ICT4D Initiatives in Africa

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective ICT4D Initiatives in Africa

Published on: Aug 30 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Way back in 2001, the SATELLIFE PDA Project demonstrated the viability of cutting-edge handheld computers at the time – Personal Digital Assistants or PDAs...