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Entries Tagged to 'ICT4D'

James Kibera, Olive Tree Media on how SMS is a key medium for health and agricultural services

James Kibera, Olive Tree Media talks about: the health and agricultural services it has carried out using SMS and the number of users; and the continuing role of SMS and why it works so well. ... read more
March 12, 2017

Sara Hilliard Garrett on Vula Mobile's app that connects rural nurses to medical specialists

Sara Hilliard Garrett, Strategy and Legal, Vula Mobile talks about: what Vula Mobile's app does; how the founder came to start the company; how rural health workers can use the app to communicate more effectively with medical specialists;where the app is being used in South Africa; the current use stats; its expansion plans outside South Africa; and its business model. ... read more
January 7, 2017

Oludotun Babayemi - How Follow The Money uses traditional and online to get Govt to keep promises

Oludotun Babayemi, Co-Creator, Follow The Money talks about: why it was set up and how it works; and gives two examples of working with communities in Northern Nigeria that produced results. ... read more
August 9, 2016

William Bird on using Commotion Wi-Fi mesh software to provide free Internet South African cties

William Bird, Director, Media Monitoring Africa talks about: what the open source software for Wi-Fi mesh Commotion does; the challenges in South Africa it helps tackle; where it has rolled out Wi-Mesh networks in South Africa; how it has helped the youth journalism project it is running; and the reasons he chose Commotion. ... read more
July 20, 2015

Andrew Rudge, Reach Trust on expanding the mobile reach of its African ed & health service

Andrew Rudge, Reach Trust on: what the organisation does; how he came to set up Reach; its initial relationship with Mxit; its current multi-platform strategy; its Africa expansion plans; its potential relationship with the Lego Foundation; and how users use its information. ... read more
July 6, 2015

Daudi Were on launching Ushahidi Version 3 and the Making All Voices Count programme

Daudi Were, Ushahidi talks about: launching version 3 of the software; why they created Ping; the importance of the World Humanitarian Summit for Ushahidi; and what the Making All Voices Count programme does. ... read more
June 9, 2015

Dominic Vergine, ARM on Literacy Bridge's talking book with advice for farmers in Northern Ghana

Dominic Vergine, Head of Sustainability and CR, ARM on: what ARM does; why it is involved in development areas like education and health; how Literacy Bridge's talking book works; and the roll-out of the project to expectant mothers and farmers in Northern Ghana. ... read more
May 3, 2015

Murali Shanmugavelan, MApp-IT on an Android app to collect evaluation data for projects in Africa

Murali Shanmugavelan, founder MApp-IT talks aboutL why development projects need an app for collecting data in remote areas; what the app can do and how it works offline; its development in Afghanistan; and who might find it useful in Africa. ... read more
February 19, 2015

Syed Karim, Outernet on a satellite media distribution service to reach people in unconnected areas

Syed Karim, founder and CEO, Outernet talks about: what Outernet is and what it does; the cost of one of the devices to receive it; whether it's a media or hardware company; how it's financed; its customers and users; and what it's going to be doing in Africa. ... read more
February 1, 2015

John Dada on the challenges of using broadband for development in a northern Nigerian town

John Dada, Fantsuam Foundation talks about: what the town of Kafanchan is like; fighting between Christians and Muslims during the 2011 elections; how the Fantsuam Foundation approaches poverty reduction through micro loans, health work and education; using cloud-based organisation Dadamac to raise funds; the current connectivity situation in the town and how it might be changed. ... read more
January 18, 2015

Susan Oguya, MFarm on helping Kenyan small-scale farmers sell their crops using mobile

Susan Oguya, Co-Founder, MFarm talks about: how the service was launched; the things farmers can get from MFarm; the type and number of small-scale farmers MFarm works with; and the way they ensure quality on large-scale deliveries. ... read more
November 19, 2013

Wayan Vota on Feedback Labs which will allow citizens to rate & complain about schools and clinics

Wayan Vota, Communications Manager, Development Gateway and a partner in the Open Government Hub talks about: what the Open Government Hub does; how the Freelabs Initiative came about; how it can be used to bring the citizen into the conversation about Government and donor funding in developing countries; and issues like citizen expectations. ... read more
October 25, 2013

Maeghan Orton, Medic Mobile on how SMS generated health data can be used for decision-making

Maeghan Orton, Medic Mobile on: what happens to the data Medic Mobile helps collect; whether decisions are made using the data; an application to ensure vaccine fridges stay at the right temperature; stock control using Medic Mobile apps; and the important of committed staff in Ministries of Health. ... read more
August 5, 2013

Maeghan Orton, Medic Mobile on using SMS services to connect rural unconnected clinics

Maeghan Orton, Medic Mobile talks about: the apps Medic Mobile has built; where these are being used; the number of people using them; using a microprocessor and SIM to collect data; the types of phones used; what phones health workers have; and creating a sustainable model by offering a recharger to health workers. ... read more
August 4, 2013

Mark Kamau, UX Lab on how research with users can overcome barriers to mobile apps adoption

Mark Kamau, UX Lab talks about: what the UX Lab does; common errors that people make when they develop mobile apps; how a user-centric approach starts with people and the issues they face first; and issues with mobile payment systems. ... read more
July 6, 2013

Mark Kamau, UX Lab on how research with users can overcome barriers to mobile apps adoption

Mark Kamau, UX Lab talks about: what the UX Lab does; common errors that people make when they develop mobile apps; how a user-centric approach starts with people and the issues they face first; and issues with mobile payment systems. ... read more
July 6, 2013

FrontlineSMS's Ken Banks on using SMS to empower people locally

Ken Banks, FrontlineSMS and Kiwanja.net on: how the project got started; what its open source software does; its use by health workers in developing countries; who uses it and where; why there are so many pilots in the ICT4D space; the impact of smartphones and feature phones; and the organisation's hybrid business model. ... read more
September 8, 2012

Erik Hersmann, iHub and Russell Southwood talk about allowing entrepreneurs to fail

In this second part of a conversation between Erik Hersmann, the founder of iHub, the co-founder of Ushahidi and the ICT blogger White African talks with Russell Southwood, CEO, Balancing Act about ICT4D. They cover: the market research approach to launching projects vs the intuitive Steve Jobs approach; how NGO money distracts ICT entrepreneurs; allowing failure to be acceptable; and what count as successes for ICT4D. ... read more
July 1, 2012
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