DIAL Research

Using Open Source Tools To Fight COVID-19

As we all adjust to living with the new realities that COVID-19 has brought, we are reminded how fragile our world can be. However, many open source tools and technologies have been developed that are being used to fight this crisis around the world. Two of these tools are: SORMAS (the Surveillance Outbreak Response Management […]

SDG Building Block Demonstration

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the world’s shared plan to end extreme poverty, reduce inequality, and protect the planet by 2030. Targeted and responsible use of technology can help the world make greater strides towards meeting these goals and DIAL is committed to providing more tools to digital ecosystem actors to do that. This […]

Moving Forward: The Need for Better Data

The digital age has led to enormous opportunities across the world and sub-Saharan Africa, but also significant challenges. This is an installment of a new DIAL insights series that explores some of these cross-cutting issues and offers practical recommendations for expanding the cadre of software developers across sub-Saharan Africa. Read the full series here The […]

Building the Next Generation of Software Developers in Sub-Saharan Africa

The digital age has led to enormous opportunities across the world and sub-Saharan Africa, but also significant challenges. This is the first installment of a new DIAL insights series that explores technology-related human resource issues and offers practical recommendations for expanding the cadre of software developers across the region. Read the full series here The […]

Insight 4: Moving forward as an ecosystem to support the next generation of software developers

To meet the tech demands of rapidly growing economies, all stakeholders have a role to play The digital age has led to enormous opportunities across the world and sub-Saharan Africa, but also significant challenges. This is the fifth, and final, installment of a new DIAL insights series that explores some of these cross-cutting issues and […]

Insight 3: How regional outsourcing can build the teams to meet local demand

Outsourcing within sub-Saharan Africa, instead of outside of it, could accelerate the development of regional talent and meet the needs of organizations across industries The digital age has led to enormous opportunities across the world and sub-Saharan Africa, but also significant challenges. This is the fourth installment of a new DIAL insights series that explores […]

Insight 2: What employers can do to advance employees and build strong workplace tech teams

To help junior staff become senior developers, employers must prioritize both professional development and workplace mentoring. The digital age has led to enormous opportunities across the world and sub-Saharan Africa, but also significant challenges. This is the third installment of a new DIAL insights series that explores some of these cross-cutting issues and offers practical […]

Insight 1: How skills-development programs can bridge the gap between classroom and workplace

To prepare junior software developers for success in the workplace, skills-development programs need to prioritize hands-on experience and soft skills.   The digital age has led to enormous opportunities across the world and sub-Saharan Africa, but also significant challenges. This is the second installment of a new DIAL insights series that explores some of these cross-cutting […]