Practical Insights on Volunteer

Lessons Learned From Working Firsthand in Malawi’s ICT Sector

Lessons Learned From Working Firsthand in Malawi’s ICT Sector

Published on: Nov 14 2014 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
My name is Herman Fung and I’m a former VSO volunteer in Malawi. In March 2014, I completed an 18-month voluntary placement where I worked with the Ministry...
Your Chance to Help Out at TechCamp Nairobi with US State Department

Your Chance to Help Out at TechCamp Nairobi with US State Department

Published on: Jul 29 2013 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
The U.S. State Department is organizing a TechCamp in Kenya in early September, focused on health solutions. This will be a regional East Africa TechCamp, including...
4 Reasons Why Short-Term Volunteers Are Bad for ICT4D Projects

4 Reasons Why Short-Term Volunteers Are Bad for ICT4D Projects

Published on: Mar 05 2012 by Wayan Vota - 21 Comments
. Those of us working in ICT4D often get offers of short-term volunteer support from well-meaning folks who want to help expand the use of technology in Africa....
The Rise of the Voluntary Humanitarian Technologist in Disaster Response

The Rise of the Voluntary Humanitarian Technologist in Disaster Response

Published on: Nov 18 2011 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Rise of the Voluntary Humanitarian Technologist in Disaster Response
Excerpt from Volunteer Technology Communities: Open Development 2010 redefined the role of volunteers during humanitarian emergencies and disaster risk management....
The Great ICT4D Peace Corps Volunteer Debate

The Great ICT4D Peace Corps Volunteer Debate

Published on: Aug 10 2011 by Lindsay Poirier - 7 Comments
Most people that I have met in the international development field have had strong opinions for or against involvement in the ICT field of the Peace Corps.  I’ve...