Practical Insights on Zambia

The Blind Spot of SMS Projects: Constituent Illiteracy

The Blind Spot of SMS Projects: Constituent Illiteracy

Published on: Aug 03 2016 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
With the overwhelming optimism around mobile phone-based communication technologies, it is reasonable to ponder: Do literacy levels pose a serious limitation to...
Solar Lighting PAYG Systems Are Illuminating Southern Africa Opportunities

Solar Lighting PAYG Systems Are Illuminating Southern Africa Opportunities

Published on: May 04 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Solar Lighting PAYG Systems Are Illuminating Southern Africa Opportunities
The need for light is high across the African continent, where approximately 70% of households are off-grid and 64% of its imported oil is destined for 19th century...
Top 10 Challenges that ICT Entrepreneurs Face in Zambia

Top 10 Challenges that ICT Entrepreneurs Face in Zambia

Published on: Mar 14 2014 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
Recently Wayan Vota brought up the issue, Where Are the B2B Plays in African ICT Start-Ups? If you’re an entrepreneur, I believe that this is the question...
Can Crowdsourcing Stop the Fall Armyworm Invasion?

Can Crowdsourcing Stop the Fall Armyworm Invasion?

Published on: Feb 04 2013 by Aaron Mason - 1 Comment
The Zambian Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock recently announced that they are experiencing an outbreak of maize-eating fall armyworm in some parts of the country....
The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for March 28 – April 10, 2012

The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for March 28 – April 10, 2012

Published on: Apr 10 2012 by Sabina Behague - Comments Off on The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for March 28 – April 10, 2012
OLPC in Peru: This is not breaking news. The controversy over the effectiveness of OLPC has been the topic of much debate since its inception in 2005. A new...
8 Recommendations for ICT4E Intervention Success in African Schools

8 Recommendations for ICT4E Intervention Success in African Schools

Published on: Mar 02 2012 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 8 Recommendations for ICT4E Intervention Success in African Schools
A new report by Aptivate and the Centre for Commonwealth Education (University of Cambridge) suggests that there are practices that can be utilized to make ICT use...