A Voice of the Web

Steph's personal blog on professional matters


This is the blog of Stephane Boyera...Yet another blog about mobile, ICT and Social & Economic Development in the South.

Archive for the 'General' Category

Long time no post! I need a good opportunity to dedicate the time and the energy. I got interviewed last week by the New Scientist about Google‘s Loon project, and I thought it would be a great topic to talk about. First of all, I’m not an expert in this technology, I don’t know if […]

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A short blog post for once and not many months after the previous one! I spent most of the last weekend translating in French the World Bank OGD Readiness Assessment Tool. This is a great document, and I recommend its reading to anybody interested in the topic. It is very well structured and covers all […]

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Long time since I wanted to make a blog post about voice technologies! Here comes the time thanks to the opening talk I gave at the recent Voices workshop in Pretoria at CSIR (South Africa). Those who have been following my work since 2006 know how passionate I’m about IVR and related technologies, and I’ve spent […]

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Mobile ICT & small-scale farmers?

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Long time no blog post! 2 months and half since my last one on Open Government Data in Developing countries! I hoped to write one article per month. This sounds a small commitment but hard to keep. The problem is not really lack of content or ideas but time! Anyway, I want to write today […]

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I just reviewed and commented the UNESCO draft mLearning Guidelines that my friend Steve Vosloo released a few weeks ago. Below are the comments i just posted on the related UNESCO Forum (do the same if you are interested !!). The introduction is great, and the policy guidelines are well written. That said, it is […]

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Sustainability in Mobile & ICTD

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

When starting a new blog, it is critical to attract a little bit of attention. That’s why I start my first real blog post with a buzzword. Sustainability is indeed one of the few words that you find in absolutely all requests for proposal, all grants, all NGO mission and vision, all project descriptions, and […]

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A new blog is born !

Monday, August 20th, 2012

This is a first post of my newly created blog! I’ve been blogging since quite long time, particularly at the Web Foundation. I don’t like to write a lot, but I like to write longer posts about my opinions or views on specific topics where I have a field experience. If I found the time, […]

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