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Category: ICT

Think: A Tigo Rwanda Start-Up Incubator Idea Gone Bad

thinkRwanda is a new mobile application incubator in Kigali, founded by Tigo Rwanda. It is now accepting applications for a first round of start-ups, who will get close mentorship from Tigo, and access to Tigo platforms across Africa and Latin America. Start-ups will also get $15,000 in seed funding. All Tigo asks is: Any application […]

mWomen: Where Mobile Tech and Women Intersect

If you’re active on Twitter you’ve probably come across the hashtag #mWomen. mWomen is a new tagline referring to mobile tools and programs centered on the needs of women, usually those living in developing countries.  Typical mWomen projects involve: ▪   Promoting literacy and educational opportunities for girls and women through targeted SMS messages; ▪   Improving […]

Breaking the Digital Divide for Women Worldwide

Earlier this month, World Pulse brought your voices from the WWW: Women Weave the Web Campaign to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS +10 High Level Event) in Geneva, Switzerland—one of the highest policy making platforms working on information and communication technology (ICT) for development. At the forum, we shared your recommendations from […]

New GSMA Guide: Forming Successful Partnerships With Mobile Network Operators

Partnerships are vital to achieving scale, sustainability and success in the M4D sector. A 2014 GSMA Mobile for Development Impact survey of representatives from mobile operator Value Added Service (VAS) departments from 38 countries found that operators recognize that they cannot work alone and successful partnerships with third party providers are crucial to deliver successful […]

16 New Priorities for ICT4D Policy and Practice in a Post-2015 World

In 2016, the Millennium Development Goals will be replaced by the post-2015 development agenda (PTDA). The foundational content is in place for this new agenda, which will be the single most-important force shaping the future of international development and, hence, the single most-important force shaping the future of information-and-communication-technology-for-development (ICT4D). In planning prospective ICT4D priorities, […]