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 'ICTD' 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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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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Time to change a bit the focus of my posts, moving from mobile technologies for development to Open Government Data in low and middle income countries, aka OGD in developing countries aka, for me, OGD for Development. Open Data (OD), and Open Government Data are very hot topics since a couple of year, and particularly […]

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Scalability strategies in mobile ICTD

Monday, September 10th, 2012

After my post on sustainability last week, I wanted to go for the next buzzword: scalability. This is yet another word that is in all RFP and in all proposals, but usually not very well addressed. So at least I can write down my thoughts, and see if I can get interesting comments. Scalability is […]

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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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