10 Examples of Successful African e-Government Digital Services

10 Examples of Successful African e-Government Digital Services

Published on: Jan 24 2024 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
What are African e-Government Services? African countries are implementing a diverse range of e-Government services, aiming to improve service delivery, enhance efficiency, and promote transparency. For example, common e-Government...
AI Funding Trends in Digital Health: Gates Foundation Grant Awards Analysis

AI Funding Trends in Digital Health: Gates Foundation Grant Awards Analysis

Published on: Dec 04 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on AI Funding Trends in Digital Health: Gates Foundation Grant Awards Analysis
The Gates Foundation recently announced the winners of their Grand Challenge for “Catalyzing Equitable Artificial Intelligence (AI) Use.” According to the foundation’s website, the goal of the funding is to “test...
Using Smartphones for Disaster Risk Reduction in Informal Settlement Construction

Using Smartphones for Disaster Risk Reduction in Informal Settlement Construction

Published on: Oct 04 2023 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Housing in informal settlements often lacks construction techniques that adopt criteria of resilience to natural hazards. Smartphones are rapidly diffusing in economically developing countries. How does the current use of...
Invest in FM Radio to Improve Smallholder Farmer Outcomes

Invest in FM Radio to Improve Smallholder Farmer Outcomes

Published on: Aug 10 2023 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
ICTs and smallholder farmers’ livelihood improvement in Tanzania builds on secondary data sources and in-depth interviews to explore the role of ICTs in promoting agricultural productivity and improving farmers’ livelihood...
Exploring the Frontiers of Digital Development with TechChange

Exploring the Frontiers of Digital Development with TechChange

Published on: Feb 16 2023 by Tech Change - Comments Off on Exploring the Frontiers of Digital Development with TechChange
Throughout my time working in ICT4D, I’ve tended to be a skeptic when it comes to the promise that frontier technology can improve development outcomes and, most importantly, people’s lives. Rather than fixate on the...
The Benefits of Central Bank Digital Currencies for African Countries

The Benefits of Central Bank Digital Currencies for African Countries

Published on: Jun 08 2022 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
The evolution of money and payment systems delivers is creating new opportunities and business models alongside new challenges. As economies are becoming more digital, user needs are changing; and being met by a widening...
Mapping Trends in African Government Internet Freedom Restrictions

Mapping Trends in African Government Internet Freedom Restrictions

Published on: Mar 16 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Mapping Trends in African Government Internet Freedom Restrictions
Internet freedom in Africa has been on the decline over the past years with several countries continually adopting aggressive and sophisticated measures that curtail internet freedoms. Most of the governments of the...
7 National Digital Identity Recommendations for 10 African Countries

7 National Digital Identity Recommendations for 10 African Countries

Published on: Mar 10 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 7 National Digital Identity Recommendations for 10 African Countries
Efforts to establish or improve national identification systems in Africa have coincided with the increasing deployment of mobile technology. This has led to the prioritisation of digital “solutions” for facilitating...
6 Constraints on Youth Usage of Internet Services in African Countries

6 Constraints on Youth Usage of Internet Services in African Countries

Published on: Mar 02 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 6 Constraints on Youth Usage of Internet Services in African Countries
The Internet is presented as a panacea for the challenges that young people face, but this is not necessarily the case. Despite being drivers of Internet take up, young people’s use of the Internet is not optimal,...