Practical Insights on Zimbabwe

Aid Evolved Podcast: Building a Technology Team in Kenya

Aid Evolved Podcast: Building a Technology Team in Kenya

Published on: Apr 03 2021 by Rowena Luk - 3 Comments
Aid, Evolved is a podcast about technology, poverty, and health. Every two weeks we’ll bring you a new episode about doing good, better. Our conversations are...
Applying Game-Based Learning During COVID-19 Digital Response

Applying Game-Based Learning During COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Jan 28 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Game-based learning using serious computer games has a huge potential to overcome challenges faced by teachers and trainers in low-income countries. Not only does...
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: Free TechWomen STEM Mentorship with US State Department

Apply Now: Free TechWomen STEM Mentorship with US State Department

Published on: Jan 07 2020 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
The US Government recognizes that there is a significant gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields worldwide. It would like to...
Did You Notice that Chad is Offline for a Year? It’s Not Alone

Did You Notice that Chad is Offline for a Year? It’s Not Alone

Published on: May 23 2019 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
I believe we all can agree that a government should not close off Internet access for its citizenry. To an extent, an open Internet should be a human right, and...
6 Ways to Be Data Efficient When Developing Mobile Apps for African ICT4D Projects

6 Ways to Be Data Efficient When Developing Mobile Apps for African ICT4D Projects

Published on: Sep 05 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 6 Ways to Be Data Efficient When Developing Mobile Apps for African ICT4D Projects
Here is what I’ve learned about being data efficient when developing mobile phone applications. The first and foremost thing, is to please the user by reducing...
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 Role Play Changed Our User Testing Methodology for Mobile Applications

How Role Play Changed Our User Testing Methodology for Mobile Applications

Published on: Feb 12 2018 by Praekelt Org - 1 Comment
I remember role-playing when I was young. I often pretended to be in the doctor’s consultation room where my friend would use a toy stethoscope to diagnose...
Accept the Smartphone Reality in Development. Everyone Else Has

Accept the Smartphone Reality in Development. Everyone Else Has

Published on: Aug 25 2014 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
Recently, Elvis Mushi of Twaweza, shared with me interesting mobile phone survey results from his Sauti za Wananchi program. I find them remarkable in two ways....