Monthly Archives: August 2015

Summer Learning: Oh Goodness, What is ICT?

Guest blog by Kaitlyn Stalnaker (2015 summer intern | LinkedIn Profile), student at the University of Maryland, College Park

Have you ever faced a project that made you feel like you’re in over your head? I have. At the start of this year, I applied for an internship with Appropriate IT. This opportunity was seemingly perfect for me as it dealt with business development

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Categories: krishi janani, solutions

Short Video on Shakthi, our Youth Engagement SaaS Platform

Shakthi is a SaaS platform for private social network, lifelong learning, and social action in a fun and playful environment. It is ideal for youth engagement, learning communities, and knowledge networks.

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Categories: innovation lab, solutions

Summer Learning: Bottom-Up Approaches in Development

Guest blog by Maren Wenzel (2015 summer intern | LinkedIn Profile), student at John Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies

This blog post is probably supposed to be about all the revelations of my summer internship. However, for me this summer was less about revelatory moments and more about seeing international development from a new angle. That may come across as underwhelming to

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Short Video on Janani, our Citizen Engagement Platform

Janani is Appropriate IT’s open source crowdsourcing and citizen engagement platform. Check out Janani’s product page for more information.

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Categories: innovation lab, project portfolio

Payment Banks to Bring DFS & Financial Inclusion to Rural Poor in India

* DFS = Digital Financial Services

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced an ‘in principle’ approval for 11 payment banks this week. And I, with my exalted seat on the sidelines, would like to shout with all the excitement I can muster “don’t stop, keep going.” It is hard to believe that I can be that excited about something that sounds so out of

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Categories: asia, innovation lab, solutions
Featured Posts
  • Krishi Janani: Stepping Out Into the Great Unknown

    Krishi Janani: Ag Tech Network

    So…Appropriate IT is working on a new sustainable agriculture technology platform – Krishi Janani. We have been at it for a while now, launching a partially working prototype earlier this year. Before I go into the ‘Great Unknown’ parts of the story, a quick summary:

    Krishi Janani is an ag tech network (online platform + young women-led rural ag tech centers) enabling organic and sustainable

  • Pay It Forward: A Training in Namakkal

    Namakkal Training 6

    A three day technology training in building websites with WordPress at PGP college in Namakkal, Tamil Nadu

    By Alexandra de Vogel, Assistant Trainer

    With a background in Industrial design and innovation management, being part of this training was a first experience for me. But now I know that it will definitely not be my last experience in this field. These three days in Namakkal

  • Learning is a Mindset

    AIDA Inauguration 5

    (Guest blog by Heather A. Moore)

    Usha recently invited me to share some words of advice with the inspiring young women that had recently graduated from the pilot program of AIDA, Appropriate IT’s Development Academy, and with those from the community. Having gathered some sage advice from a few wise and generous mentors throughout my career, as well as the hard earned wisdom that comes