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Africa: View On Private Sector – Uncounted Innovation

[SciDev.Net]Innovation in developing country firms is thriving, but this is being overlooked because the methods used to study private sector ingenuity are inappropriate, SciDev.Net reported last month. The story was based on a pilot study carried out in Ghana by Xiaolan Fu of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Go to Source Tags: Xiaolan, Development, […]

You Can Change the World of Hardware and Enter to Win a Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Practitioners in the developing world for years have known of the challenges that power, heat, humidity, unstable electrical systems, and even inexperienced users have brought to ICT projects. Why do these issues occur, and what could be engineered more efficiently to overcome these challenges? Photo Credit: Google Inveneo has teamed with Dr. Laura Hosman, from […]

5 Steps to Social Innovation with ICT

IICD uses a distinctive participatory and multi-stakeholder approach in developing social innovation programs with information and communication technologies. Whereas many ICT for Development (ICT4D) projects focus on the transfer of new or innovative technologies, IICD focuses not on technology, but on people. More than 15 years of experience has proven that this approach works. In […]

7 Considerations for Mobile Money Cash Grants to Change Development

Let us start with the classic (borderline cliché) development proverb: if you give a man a fish, he eats for a day, but if he is taught how to fish, he will eat for a lifetime. It was this analogy that got conversation started at the latest Technology Salon, “Are Mobile Money Cash Transfers the […]