Practical Insights on Tanzania

We Need to Improve GIS Boundary Data Accuracy for Better Development Decisions

We Need to Improve GIS Boundary Data Accuracy for Better Development Decisions

Published on: Oct 12 2017 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Administrative areas are key to how development data, and development itself, is organized, yet in many countries, simply getting lists of the current administrative...
Please RSVP Now: Practicing the Principles for Digital Development in East Africa

Please RSVP Now: Practicing the Principles for Digital Development in East Africa

Published on: Sep 13 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please RSVP Now: Practicing the Principles for Digital Development in East Africa
Please RSVP now to join over 100 of your peers to learn how to put the Principles for Digital Development into practice in your organization on Thursday, October...
How Interactive Radio Can Improve Feedback and Accountability

How Interactive Radio Can Improve Feedback and Accountability

Published on: Jun 19 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Farm Radio International’s Listening Post is a methodology for collecting real-time, unfiltered feedback from farmers through a multi-channel platform linked...
Can You Guess the 5 Key Traits of Sustainable ICTforAg Programs?

Can You Guess the 5 Key Traits of Sustainable ICTforAg Programs?

Published on: Feb 15 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The proliferation of mobile phones among rural households in Kenya, Tanzania, and Ghana has seen a significant increase of digital information solutions for farmers....
What Is The True Cost of Collecting Performance Indicator Data?

What Is The True Cost of Collecting Performance Indicator Data?

Published on: Sep 23 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
We had a fascinating conversation a few weeks ago with a medical doctor who runs an HIV clinic in Tanzania. He offered an anecdote that powerfully illustrates an...
Apply Now: $100,000 in Grant Funding for Digital Financial Services Entrepreneurs

Apply Now: $100,000 in Grant Funding for Digital Financial Services Entrepreneurs

Published on: Sep 08 2016 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $100,000 in Grant Funding for Digital Financial Services Entrepreneurs
Do you have an inner flame that compels you to be a founder at a startup? Do you have deep expertise in fintech, payments, or retail finance? Do you dream of creating...
Fly a Drone, Go to Jail! The Precarious State of UAV Regulations in 5 African Countries

Fly a Drone, Go to Jail! The Precarious State of UAV Regulations in 5 African Countries

Published on: Jul 28 2016 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
We are now seeing multiple uses of drones for development. Unmanned aerial vehicles, aerial robotics, whatever you want to call them, are now finding practical...
What Do Tanzanians Think About Drones? Now We Know

What Do Tanzanians Think About Drones? Now We Know

Published on: Feb 22 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) could become an important tool for international development. Also known as drones, UAVs are aircraft that can be piloted remotely...
The Rise of Mobile Money Services in Somaliland

The Rise of Mobile Money Services in Somaliland

Published on: Jan 29 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In 2009, Somaliland’s biggest mobile network operator, Telesom, launched their mobile payment service “ZAAD”, and today more than 10% of the 3.8 million inhabitants...
8 Considerations for Better Mobile Learning Solutions for Women

8 Considerations for Better Mobile Learning Solutions for Women

Published on: Apr 17 2015 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
I was recently in Tanzania, working with the mobile operator Tigo to conduct participatory research with users of their Tigo Biashara service, which launched a...