Practical Insights on Zambia

How Spatial Intelligence Solutions Can Improve Public Health Outcomes

How Spatial Intelligence Solutions Can Improve Public Health Outcomes

Published on: Feb 17 2021 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Accurate quantification of a population, and the ability to locate this population with precision, are fundamental requirements for reporting the true coverage...
Apply Now: $1.5 Million Smart Agriculture Grants from Gates Foundation

Apply Now: $1.5 Million Smart Agriculture Grants from Gates Foundation

Published on: Feb 01 2021 by Wayan Vota - 12 Comments
Smallholder farmers suffer from fundamental challenges to improving their own food security and their communities nutritional resilience. They face low agriculture...
Apply Now: $5,000 Grants to Stop Internet Shutdowns in African Countries

Apply Now: $5,000 Grants to Stop Internet Shutdowns in African Countries

Published on: Dec 07 2020 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Internet shutdowns are one of the most extreme and draconian censorship tactics that a government can use to control civil discourse. Internet access shutdowns...
The State of Mobile Money in Southern African Countries

The State of Mobile Money in Southern African Countries

Published on: Sep 09 2020 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Being a young Zimbabwean who holds no faith in our banking system – mobile money has been a big part of my life. Around 49% of Zimbabweans are registered with...
Apply Now: Paid Global Health Corps Fellowship Roles in Digital Health

Apply Now: Paid Global Health Corps Fellowship Roles in Digital Health

Published on: Jan 08 2020 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Worldwide, millions still lack access to quality and affordable healthcare services they deserve. The medicines, interventions, and solutions exist to save and...
Pop Quiz: What Does It Really Cost to Run an ICT for Education Program?

Pop Quiz: What Does It Really Cost to Run an ICT for Education Program?

Published on: Sep 13 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Pop Quiz: What Does It Really Cost to Run an ICT for Education Program?
As part of USAID’s Education Strategy and its goal of improved reading skills for 100 million children in primary grades, USAID mission staff wanted to know...
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...
1.5 Billion Reasons You Need A WhatsApp Business Strategy for Your Programs

1.5 Billion Reasons You Need A WhatsApp Business Strategy for Your Programs

Published on: Feb 21 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Facebook recently announced that WhatsApp has more than 1.5 billion monthly active users – 20% of the world’s population! – sending more than...
How Mobile Applications are Documenting Property Rights in Zambia

How Mobile Applications are Documenting Property Rights in Zambia

Published on: Sep 18 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
There is a silent race running through developing countries around the world – a race for access to land and the knowledge of whom the land belongs. The race...
The State of Digital Financial Services in Zambia

The State of Digital Financial Services in Zambia

Published on: Sep 06 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The State of Digital Financial Services in Zambia
I have had the privilege of working with UNCDF for almost two years as the Regional Technical Specialist for one of its seminal programmes, MM4P. In Zambia, UNCDF...