Practical Insights on WhatsApp

How to Guide: Teaching on WhatsApp for Grassroots Community Organizers

How to Guide: Teaching on WhatsApp for Grassroots Community Organizers

Published on: Jan 12 2022 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Grassroot, a civic technology organization based in South Africa, launched a first-of-its-kind leadership development course over the messaging platform WhatsApp...
3 Lessons Learned Championing Local Leadership in Development

3 Lessons Learned Championing Local Leadership in Development

Published on: Aug 12 2021 by Catholic Relief Services - 2 Comments
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the international development and humanitarian sector to adapt to a different operational model, with most international staff...
3 Ways to Make Digital Health Services Work for Everyone

3 Ways to Make Digital Health Services Work for Everyone

Published on: Jun 17 2021 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
The acceleration of digital health services during the pandemic has been accompanied by growing concerns about the ‘digital divide’ in global healthcare. The...
Apply Now: $500,000 WhatsApp Grants for Social Justice Organizations

Apply Now: $500,000 WhatsApp Grants for Social Justice Organizations

Published on: Apr 05 2021 by Wayan Vota - 25 Comments
Billions of people all over the world use WhatsApp to stay connected to friends and family. Governments, NGOs and charities use WhatsApp to support COVID-19 digital...
Surprise! Technology is NOT Key Need for Refugee Entrepreneurship

Surprise! Technology is NOT Key Need for Refugee Entrepreneurship

Published on: Mar 18 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in 2018 more than 70 million people around the world were forced to flee their homes because...
The Surprising Challenge to Remote Training Success in DRC

The Surprising Challenge to Remote Training Success in DRC

Published on: Mar 03 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
When Pierre Akilimali was asked to hold a remote training for his Kinshasa- and Kongo Central-based resident enumerators in April 2020, he was rightly skeptical....
6 Takeaways From COVID-19 Remote Data Collection in Rural DRC

6 Takeaways From COVID-19 Remote Data Collection in Rural DRC

Published on: Feb 11 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Helping USAID ensure accountability and results through monitoring, evaluation, and learning (ME&L) presented a multitude of challenges this year. The COVID-19...
4 Key Findings: Smallholder Farmer Use of Mobile Phones for Agriculture

4 Key Findings: Smallholder Farmer Use of Mobile Phones for Agriculture

Published on: Sep 16 2020 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
ICTforAg services and solutions disseminated through mobile phones offer the promise to connect millions of smallholder farmers and improve their access to agricultural...
WhatsApp is Not Email. Do Not Manage Your Business With Messages

WhatsApp is Not Email. Do Not Manage Your Business With Messages

Published on: Jun 25 2020 by Guest Writer - 16 Comments
At the end of 2019 Kenya’s mobile penetration reached 112% – in Kenya, there are more SIM cards than persons – compared to 80% for Africa.  Nearly...
3 Reasons Why You Should Be Paying for Digital Engagement Now

3 Reasons Why You Should Be Paying for Digital Engagement Now

Published on: May 14 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Reasons Why You Should Be Paying for Digital Engagement Now
It’s free to post on social media, so why should resource-strapped NGOs pay to engage users through digital channels? The answer is simple: scale, efficiency,...