Practical Insights on Uganda

How Tracking Attendance with Technology Reduces Absenteeism

How Tracking Attendance with Technology Reduces Absenteeism

Published on: Oct 30 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Health worker absenteeism undermines staff morale and the quality of care patients receive. It wastes health-sector resources and has even been linked to patient...
Caution! Data Quantity Does NOT Equal Data Quality

Caution! Data Quantity Does NOT Equal Data Quality

Published on: Sep 05 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Caution! Data Quantity Does NOT Equal Data Quality
Revenue administrations collect large amounts of data on individuals and firms in the course of their work. Increasingly, this data is digitised. The use of digital...
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...
Demand Aggregation: The Secret Ingredient to ICT4D Success

Demand Aggregation: The Secret Ingredient to ICT4D Success

Published on: Aug 01 2019 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
Many global international development organizations are using technology and mobile channels to better understand and reach their target populations. A substantial...
Apply Now: 1,500,000€ for Digital Solutions to Universal Health Coverage

Apply Now: 1,500,000€ for Digital Solutions to Universal Health Coverage

Published on: Jun 10 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: 1,500,000€ for Digital Solutions to Universal Health Coverage
Universal Health Coverage is a core focus of the Sustainable Development Goals and achieving Universal Health Coverage means that all individuals and communities...
Did You Notice that Chad is Offline for a Year? It’s Not Alone

Did You Notice that Chad is Offline for a Year? It’s Not Alone

Published on: May 23 2019 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
I believe we all can agree that a government should not close off Internet access for its citizenry. To an extent, an open Internet should be a human right, and...
What To Do About Uganda’s Social Media and Mobile Money Taxes?

What To Do About Uganda’s Social Media and Mobile Money Taxes?

Published on: Mar 21 2019 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
In July 2018, the Ugandan government instituted a 200 shilling, or about $0.05 per day excise duty on Over-the-Top (OTT) social media and instant messaging services...
Apply Now: £900,000 for Rural Connectivity Projects in Ghana and Uganda

Apply Now: £900,000 for Rural Connectivity Projects in Ghana and Uganda

Published on: Oct 08 2018 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Mobile internet connectivity brings a wide range of social and economic benefits by helping to promote digital inclusion and supporting the delivery of essential...
We Need a GSMA for Banks to Make Mobile Money Available Everywhere

We Need a GSMA for Banks to Make Mobile Money Available Everywhere

Published on: Jul 05 2018 by Catholic Relief Services - 1 Comment
Mobile money for the poorest, and particularly savings groups, has a long way to go and one of the largest obstacles are traditional banks.  Savings groups give...
9 Lessons Learned From Failed ICTforAg Interventions

9 Lessons Learned From Failed ICTforAg Interventions

Published on: Jun 06 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 9 Lessons Learned From Failed ICTforAg Interventions
The potential for ICTs in agricultural development is almost endless and numerous applications are being developed and deployed. However, whilst everyone would...