The Scramble for Data – The New Colonialism

In my last post, I wrote about the importance of working towards digital inclusion, as the next billion internet users are expected to come from the Global South. Individuals and communities in the Global South stand to gain abundantly from accessing the internet. Improved education, …

Indigenous Languages: Part 2 – Digital Inclusion

‘Language was the most important vehicle through which that power fascinated and held the soul prisoner. The bullet was the means of the physical subjugation. Language was the means of the spiritual subjugation.’ Ngugi wa Thiong’o – Decolonising the Mind (9) This is part two …

Indigenous Languages: Part 1 – in Learning

‘Language was the most important vehicle through which that power fascinated and held the soul prisoner. The bullet was the means of the physical subjugation. Language was the means of the spiritual subjugation.’ Ngugi wa Thiong’o – Decolonising the Mind (9) This upcoming post is …

Using Data to #ShiftThePower and Decolonise Development

The Black Lives Movement protests and COVID-19 this year have exposed and reverberated deep and systemic racism and inequalities on people of colour, including in the aid sector. More than ever, there are louder calls to decolonise development.