Microinsurance: Weathering Life’s Storms

By |February 25th, 2015|cellphones, Ghana, ICT|

Tigo Mobile offers microinsurance as a loyalty perk to keep customers coming back for more minutes. Microinsurance helps [...]

Digital Platforms: Megaphones for Women’s Voices

By |February 20th, 2015|cellphones, ICT|

Training Insight Share researchers in Tanzania              Photo: InsightShare Digital communication is a [...]

Internet: Connecting the World’s Poorest

By |February 19th, 2015|ICT, literacy|

A telephone operator's first time on the internet, Uganda. Photo: Innovations for Poverty Action Internet is so integrated [...]

More Computing Power at Less Cost

By |February 19th, 2015|de-engineering, ICT, literacy|

Barakrat computer class. Photo: Barakatworld.org People who've owned computers for decades have watched them decrease in size, increase [...]

Cellphone: Queen of Multitasking Tools

By |February 18th, 2015|africa, ICT, Zambia|

Zambian kid texting away. Photo: Imani Cheers, Flickr Cellphones are now cheap enough that a large portion of [...]

Literacy: The Mightiest Tool of All

By |February 15th, 2015|cellphones, Girl Effect, ICT|

Learning to read in Oaxaca, Mexico. Photo: Pilar Portela/ Wikipedia Commons Literacy is the mightiest poverty alleviation tool [...]

Cell Phone MInutes that Come WIth Insurance – The Atlantic #8

By |June 4th, 2014|Atlantic Things That Work Series, cellphones, ICT|

BimaMobile.comFor extremely low-income families, insurance payouts for a health crisis can make the difference between temporary destabilization and a downward [...]

Photo of the Week: ICT is 2-Way: Giving Global Women a Voice!

By |May 31st, 2013|cellphones, ICT, picture of the week, worldpulse|

A woman from Dhanusha District, south Nepal, part of a group trained in PV, participatory videography, to document climate change in theirregion. photo by permission Pawan [...]