Practical Insights on West Africa

The Status of Open Data Initiatives in West Africa

The Status of Open Data Initiatives in West Africa

Published on: Jun 29 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Open data offers many improvements for governance and services. As technology allows for more interoperability and a stronger free-flow of information, the government...
The Role of Connectivity in Emergencies: A Case Study of Ebola

The Role of Connectivity in Emergencies: A Case Study of Ebola

Published on: Oct 23 2015 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
The Ebola crisis revealed that a dearth of ICT capacity in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone prevented or greatly impeded access to and the exchange of information,...
10 Myths About Girls’ Empowerment and Mobile Learning

10 Myths About Girls’ Empowerment and Mobile Learning

Published on: Sep 09 2015 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off on 10 Myths About Girls’ Empowerment and Mobile Learning
I had the chance to share some thoughts at UNESCO’s recent Mobile Learning Week. My presentation explored some myths about girls empowerment and mobile learning...
Partnership Expands ICT Support for Ebola Fight in West Africa

Partnership Expands ICT Support for Ebola Fight in West Africa

Published on: Jan 22 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Partnership Expands ICT Support for Ebola Fight in West Africa
DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — NetHope, a consortium of 42 leading international humanitarian organizations, announced today a partnership...
Please RSVP Now: USAID Digital Development West Africa Forum

Please RSVP Now: USAID Digital Development West Africa Forum

Published on: Dec 18 2014 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please RSVP Now: USAID Digital Development West Africa Forum
USAID and FHI 360 are proud to invite you to RSVP for the first Digital Development Forum on Monday, January 26, 2015 in Accra, Ghana. This one-day event will set...
How MainOne is Driving Internet Access Competition in West Africa

How MainOne is Driving Internet Access Competition in West Africa

Published on: Jan 26 2011 by Oluniyi Ajao - Comments Off on How MainOne is Driving Internet Access Competition in West Africa
MainOne is driving change in Africa, starting from West Africa Competition is good. It not only keeps prices down but also keeps innovation up. For close to a...
Who is Who in ICT4D in Ghana, West Africa?

Who is Who in ICT4D in Ghana, West Africa?

Published on: Jan 03 2011 by Tsega Belachew - 2 Comments
I am an Ethiopian that has not been back in Africa in 4 years and so I am counting down to my very first trip to Ghana and I am excited. Ghana is arguably one of...
Public ICT Resource Centers for students and teachers in West Africa

Public ICT Resource Centers for students and teachers in West Africa

Published on: Jul 16 2010 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Public ICT Resource Centers for students and teachers in West Africa
Our initial primary pursuit is the establishment of our inceptive ICT lab in the eastern district of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Similar projects that strive to foster...
Today! Improving Business Opportunities in East & West Africa: #ICT4D Twitter Chat

Today! Improving Business Opportunities in East & West Africa: #ICT4D Twitter Chat

Published on: Apr 22 2010 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Today! Improving Business Opportunities in East & West Africa: #ICT4D Twitter Chat
Building on last month’s amazing Skype Chat on Nigerian Internet Business Opportunities we’re now going to look beyond any one country, and investigate...
Internet Business Cultures in Africa: East + West – ICTworks Twitter Chat

Internet Business Cultures in Africa: East + West – ICTworks Twitter Chat

Published on: Apr 14 2010 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Last month, we had an amazing Skype Chat on Nigerian Internet Business Opportunities – over 40 entrepreneurs and netcitizens joined in a lively debate on new...