SBC4D specializes in research & development, program management and execution in the data for development and ICTD sector. Core staff and consultants have decades of experience in programs and projects in the ICT for Social and Economic development domain, with a special focus on mobile and voice technologies (surveys, mobile data collection, polling, citizen journalism, etc.), on Agriculture and on Open Governance and Open Data.
(a) ICTD and data Strategy
ICTD and data strategy definition is one of our core competency and expertise that applies to all types of organizations (corporations, government, NGOs, etc.). This covers a wide range of services from strategies to develop ICTD sector, and local innovation, to mainstreaming technology in operation, to collecting data and measuring impact, to putting in place strong data management and exploitation strateges, to opening and releasing data to the public.
We engage in research activities particularly on adapting existing technologies to work for ICTD landscape.
Research Studies: Research is our core activity and we have been managing or contributed to various research studies related to Communities and Mobile Services Opportunities in African Society, Mobile Entrepreneurship (in Rwanda(*), Ghana(*),Senegal(*), Kenya(*)), Open Government Data feasibility studies (Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Ghana(*), Chile (*), Indonesia(*)), State of the art on Data Collection Tools(*) to name a few. See our Publication page for a complete list.
(*): Web Foundation’s publications that we led or contributed to.
Project management is our core strength. Our staff is managing or co-managing big multi-partnership projects such as the Data Collaboratives for local Impact project in Tanzania (PEPFAR-funded, MCC driven), the TICMBAY project in Senegal (USAID funded) or EU-funded VOICES project. Our expertise is both on building such partnership and driving them, with expertise in heterogeneous partnership with academic, commercial & civil society from both developed and developing countries.
(d) Software Development
Development, Deployment and Assistance: We have a specific expertise in service development and deployment. This includes requirements gathering, development, deployment & hosting, inclusive of technical and financial aspects.
(e) Capacity Building
We have more than 7 years of experience organizing and delivering training sessions in Low and Middle Income Countries for various types of stakeholders, including government officials (e.g. in Tanzania, Ghana or Fiji), software developers (in e.g. Tanzania, Ghana, Senegal, or Kenya), data specialists (in e.g. Tanzania) or system administrators (e.g. Tanzania or Ghana).
SBC4D has an important network of contacts all over the developing World.
COUNTRIES WHERE WE WORK OR HAVE WORKED IN
- Burkina Faso
- Caribbean Islands
- Comoros Islands
- Côte d’Ivoire
- The Gambia
- Guinea (Conakry)
- Ivory Coast
- Sierra Leone
COUNTRIES WHERE WE ACTIVELY ENGAGE WITH DIFFERENT SECTORS (CIVIL SOCIETY, GOVERNMENT, OPERATORS, ETC.)
- South Africa
COUNTRIES WHERE WE ARE EXPANDING OUR NETWORK OF ACTIVITIES