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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 - Leave a Comment
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,...
4 Ways HIV Programs Can Go Online to Mitigate COVID-19 Impact

4 Ways HIV Programs Can Go Online to Mitigate COVID-19 Impact

Published on: Apr 29 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Ways HIV Programs Can Go Online to Mitigate COVID-19 Impact
We are told to #stayhome, avoid gathering in groups, keep at least two meters from others, and frequently and thoroughly wash our hands – all to do our part to...
How Content Publishers Can Contribute to COVID-19 Digital Response

How Content Publishers Can Contribute to COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Apr 15 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Content Publishers Can Contribute to COVID-19 Digital Response
You can to contribute significantly to Covid-19 Digital Response efforts whether you work in the digital health space or not. You can be involved in responding...
Five COVID Response Insights for Digital Development Practitioners

Five COVID Response Insights for Digital Development Practitioners

Published on: Mar 13 2020 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
The COVID Digital Response Workshop yesterday brought together 300 digital development practitioners from governments, donors, and health systems in low- and middle-income...
10 Digital Health Technology Solutions for Global COVID-19 Response

10 Digital Health Technology Solutions for Global COVID-19 Response

Published on: Mar 11 2020 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Global coronavirus infections now exceed 120,000 confirmed cases in 119 countries, with over 4.300 deaths from COVID-19. There are also more than 66,500 people...
How an HIV Program in Angola Went Online to Succeed

How an HIV Program in Angola Went Online to Succeed

Published on: Dec 18 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How an HIV Program in Angola Went Online to Succeed
Leveraging online and mobile platforms to deliver HIV services was a “white elephant” in Angola. It was totally unrealistic given the local context, such as...
4 Use Cases for Internet Messaging Applications in Development Programs

4 Use Cases for Internet Messaging Applications in Development Programs

Published on: Jun 19 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Nearly half of the world’s population uses one or more messaging applications and increasingly, development organizations are seeing the value of using mobile...
EduTech Surprise! SMS Beats WhatsApp for Teen Test Prep

EduTech Surprise! SMS Beats WhatsApp for Teen Test Prep

Published on: Apr 04 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Secondary school students in Cameroon spend the entire last month of their final year in school preparing for their Baccalaureate. Passing it and scoring well marks...