Recently, CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor) posted a nice write up on the Haitian mobile money environment comparing all three mobile network operators that have entered this market space. That article can be found here and includes a chart summarizing the existing mobile money services in Haiti. Another piece on mobile money services … More Haiti – Mobile Money Comparison (reference)
The last several months, in my spare time, I’ve been consulting with the ND Haiti Program on a number of initiatives related to Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) to assist their program and mission. Most recently I’ve been investigating how mobile usage and ownership can be leveraged for a positive impact. In particular, looking at … More Haiti mobile money research
A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Internet2 Fall Member Meeting in Atlanta, here’s a brief summary of the highlights. Merit Networks BTOP funding – This year Merit Networks, the provider of statewide research and education networking in Michigan, received $69.6 million in BTOP stimulus funding for broadband development projects in the State of … More Internet2 Fall Member Meeting
Let’s get this on the table, I am not an international development professional. I’m an IT communications guy with a passion for social good. A year ago, I was just returning from Uganda, as part of an ICT consulting visit for a partner university. The experience, I’ve come to realize, has changed me tremendously, on … More ICT4D – from passion to practitioner?