6 Recommendations for Supporting Women and Girls’ Power, Voice and Influence Through Digital ICTs

6 Recommendations for Supporting Women and Girls’ Power, Voice and Influence Through Digital ICTs

Published on: Apr 25 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 6 Recommendations for Supporting Women and Girls’ Power, Voice and Influence Through Digital ICTs
What does the empirical evidence tell us about the types of interventions most likely to enable women and girls to use digital ICTs in ways that increase their voice and their influence? That is a question posed within a...
The Global List of All ICT4D Meetings and Meetups

The Global List of All ICT4D Meetings and Meetups

Published on: Feb 16 2017 by Matt Haikin - 4 Comments
Recently, I took a sabbatical and traveled around the globe to see what ICT4D looks like in East Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America. Every place I went, I would try to meet the local social-tech players and attend...
Surprise! More Internet Bandwidth Leads to Worse User Experiences

Surprise! More Internet Bandwidth Leads to Worse User Experiences

Published on: Dec 22 2016 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Surprise! More Internet Bandwidth Leads to Worse User Experiences
In rural developing communities, access is often provided through slow satellite or other low- bandwidth long-distance wireless links, if available at all. As a result, the quality of Internet access is often poor and, at...
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 SMS-based communication campaigns? Imagine the following scenario It...
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 kerosene and paraffin lighting. Although the demand is...
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 you should be asking right now. When we launched Impact Enterprises...
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. As Zambia is the continent’s third largest producer...
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 evaluation of the OLPC program in Peru by the Inter-American...
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 in classrooms more effective. The study, conducted in part...