Practical Insights on Technology

What Are Dell, Micromax Informatics, and Others Doing in ICT4D?

What Are Dell, Micromax Informatics, and Others Doing in ICT4D?

Published on: Nov 04 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on What Are Dell, Micromax Informatics, and Others Doing in ICT4D?
While the rapid development of information and other technologies has brought the world closer together, it has also contributed to highlighting some of the glaring...
Translating Technology Terms Into Burmese

Translating Technology Terms Into Burmese

Published on: Oct 09 2015 by Gennie Gebhart - 2 Comments
Earlier this summer, Thomas Fuller of the New York Times published a memo from Yangon lamenting the lack of political vocabulary in the Burmese language, in which...
Top Tips for Training Outreach Workers on Mobile Data Collection

Top Tips for Training Outreach Workers on Mobile Data Collection

Published on: Sep 18 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Recently in the blog post entitled Top Tips for Converting Paper Forms to Digital Mobile Forms, I discussed Equal Access’ transition from paper-based to mobile...
What Lies Ahead for Technology? You Decide

What Lies Ahead for Technology? You Decide

Published on: Mar 23 2015 by Kristin Peterson - 1 Comment
Digital technology and the Internet have changed the lives of billions of people in the past 20 years. However, considering the continued rapid pace of technological...
Confessions of an ICT4D Advisor: I Hate Technology.

Confessions of an ICT4D Advisor: I Hate Technology.

Published on: Jan 28 2015 by Guest Writer - 6 Comments
The jig is up: I hate technology. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve cursed at an airline check-in kiosk because my battered passport won’t scan properly...
3 Reasons Why We Need Business Analysts in ICT4D

3 Reasons Why We Need Business Analysts in ICT4D

Published on: Nov 10 2014 by Guest Writer - 9 Comments
In a recent M&E Tech event, I was involved in a great discussion about how technology can be leveraged to augment, support, and prove program outcomes, with...
10 Theses on Power and Efficacy of ICT4D Indulgences

10 Theses on Power and Efficacy of ICT4D Indulgences

Published on: Dec 06 2013 by Karl Brown - Comments Off on 10 Theses on Power and Efficacy of ICT4D Indulgences
I am Karl Brown, Associate Director of applied technology at the Rockefeller Foundation, and at the recent Mobiles! convening, I gave a brief talk where I highlighted...
How Can ICTs Shape the Future of Myanmar?

How Can ICTs Shape the Future of Myanmar?

Published on: Jul 24 2013 by Aaron Mason - Comments Off on How Can ICTs Shape the Future of Myanmar?
Technologically speaking, Myanmar has had it rough. With a history of human rights violations and a military-controlled government, access to technology has been...
The Top 6 Technology Challenges in International Development

The Top 6 Technology Challenges in International Development

Published on: Dec 03 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on The Top 6 Technology Challenges in International Development
Let us be honest with ourselves. Most of the shiny, flashy new technology is not designed for the developing world we care about. Technology is designed for the...
VC4Africa

VC4Africa

Published on: Mar 25 2011 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on VC4Africa
VC4Africa.com believes that entrepreneurship should be the main driver in Africa’s economic growth, in particular the small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)...