Kenya

Why Senegal Internet Adoption Lags Behind Kenya, Nigeria, and Other African Nations

Looking across Africa, a discrepancy shows itself. Nigeria, with all its problems, has 30% of its population online. Kenya, once a tech backwater, has a 74% Internet penetration. And Senegal? It was once a leader in Internet penetration in Africa and now just 16% of Senegal’s population is digital.

Uchaguzi Simulation 2012

Ushahidi was born out of a flawed election. The post election violence in 2008 following the fractious Kenyan election season of 2007 highlighted the need for a tool that allowed ordinary citizens to report on incidences that would otherwise have been under reported or completed unreported.

The Making of a 90Km Wireless Link for Mfangano Island’s High-Speed Internet Access

Mfangano Island now has a 1Mbps Internet connection. For those of you reading this over a high-speed cable, DSL, or fiber connection in a developed country this may not sound terribly impressive.

Better than "Smart Handpumps" are Empowered Handpump Users

Every so often, I see ICT4D projects that have way over-thought their solution, going for whiz-bang technology over simpler, human solutions. Here is an example from DfID, which is trying to help with water shortages in Kenya.

Careful in your love of M-PESA and mobile payments to solve every development problem

Do you sometimes feel that every international development organization is in love with mobile money today? That transferring currency equivalents via mobile phones will somehow be a silver bullet for many pressing issues.

The Top 5 Countries for ICT4D in Africa are Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, and...?

At a recent Technology Salon, we were discussing the countries that have the best environment for ICT innovation that will accelerate economic and social development. Quickly we listed the following four countries:

Get an ICT4D Job! From Haiti to Congo, Turkmenistan to Niger, Your Skills Are Needed Now

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Network Operations Engineer: Inveneo needs someone to set up network operations centers to monitor and support telecommunications networks in the rural and developing world.

Get an ICT4D Job! Africa, Europe, Central Asia, United States

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ICT Consultants: The World Bank needs several ICT consultants in the following countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kenya, Moldova, and Tanzania.

ICT: Changing the Face of Agriculture

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The mere mention of agriculture conjures, for many, outmoded images of a backbreaking industry. It's an image that holds true in some places where few farmers utilize contemporary farming technologies and techniques.

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