ICT4D

Hype curve, meet diffusion of innovations

I've been thinking a lot about the adoption of ICT here @ CCP. I'm lucky that, in my current role, it's an appropriate way to spend (some of) my time :)

Green Alternatives to Diesel Powered Mobile Base Stations

As cellular networks continue to expand throughout the developing world, mobile base stations are increasingly located in rural areas that are often difficult to reach and not connected to electrical grids. As a result, an estimated 640,000 base stations around the world are off-grid. Diesel generators power most of these, but other options exist. This […]

Please RSVP: How Are Community Health Workers Using ICT?

Across the continent, Africans are receiving health care by frontline health workers in every situation imaginable, from modern hospitals to primary care facilities and health posts in rural villages. In most of these situations, there will probably be a mobile phone. There may even be more than that.

Which ICT4D Projects Use Progressive Design Principles?

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USAID is gathering information on ICT4D projects or activities that have embodied progressive project design principles to show how these principals can help technology projects be more effective, save money, and expand th

The Harmful Effect of US Sanctions on Sudan

Ed note. This post originally appeared in Tech President and is reprinted here with permission

Fulfill a News Year’s Resolution: Increase Your Professional Profile

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Welcome to 2014! Now that we are all back to work, its time for you to check off one of your New Year’s resolutions – increasing your professional profile – with a quick and easy Guest Post on ICTworks.

The accidental theme of a trip to Cape Town

Sometimes a work trip accidentally has a theme, and my recent trip to Cape Town was one of those. I arrived on Thursday, December 5th to the news that Mandela had passed away. My cab driver was on the phone, telling someone that Friday would be a holiday. He glanced back at me and asked “Do you know who Nelson Mandela is?

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