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Blog Series: Part I- To Get Inspired,...

Blog Series: Part I- To Get Inspired, Build Empathy into Your Project Plan

By: Lauren Spigel, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator   Build Empathy First In our first blog post  about human centered design, we talked about building empathy for design thinking. But what does “empathy” really mean, and how does it translate into research methodology? To have empathy is to understand another’s perspective. If your goal is to […]

How to Incorporate Design Thinking in...

How to Incorporate Design Thinking into your ICT4D Projects: A Blog Series

By Lauren Spigel, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator 2015 was a year abuzz with talk about human centered design among the international development community. Words like “human centered” and “design thinking” may sound like international development buzzwords on par with “sustainability” and “capacity building” (thanks Devex), but behind the words are tangible methods you can use […]

Les Moyens de Transport Créatives dan...

Les Moyens de Transport Créatives dans la Zone PAS

Par Landry Adjai Dans la zone PAS, Département de Ouémé-Plateau ici au Benin, trois principaux moyens de transport sont mis en œuvre notamment les motos Apache de VaxTrac, la pirogue et les barques motorisées. La visite de 24 centres de santé est faite par la moto Apash de terrain, 02 centres de santé dans les Aguégués […]

A Summer With VaxTrac

A Summer With VaxTrac

By: Katie Landis, Summer Associate During my time with VaxTrac this summer, I focused on developing my qualitative research skills. Through working with the VaxTrac team, I learned firsthand all of the details that go into designing focus groups. It was amazing to see all of our preparation come into fruition during my trip to […]

When Body Art Meets Technology

When Body Art Meets Technology

By: Shawn Sarwar, Director of Technology At VaxTrac, we spend a large amount of time going through feedback in order to improve our system. For the Build Team that can mean automated crash reports from internal systems, technical reports from our field technicians, or suggestions from other teams and user outreach. Through these various mechanisms […]

VaxTrac Through a Build Team Member&a...

VaxTrac Through a Build Team Member's Eyes and Stomach

By: Samantha Rabenjamina, Software Engineer Seven months ago I joined VaxTrac’s Build Team and have found our work environment to be really enjoyable, as well as our snack cabinet. Between two lines of code, you will often find us laughing or eating…or both! Working at VaxTrac fulfills my desire to apply computer science to sustainable […]

Welcome to the Team: Subecha Dahal

Welcome to the Team: Subecha Dahal

By: Subecha Dahal, Atlas Service Corps Fellow With two weeks behind me in VaxTrac and over a month in DC, it is interesting to reflect back on the seemingly long and intense past couple of months before I started my journey with VaxTrac as an Atlas Corps fellow from Nepal. Before I left Nepal, my […]

Welcome to the Team: Jessica Walker

Welcome to the Team: Jessica Walker

By: Jessica Walker, Administrative Coordinator Growing up in Elon, North Carolina I was spoiled…we were 3 hours from the mountains and 3 hours from the beach. But if you ask me if I’m a beach or mountain girl, my answer is lake. I spent summers at White Lake, NC where days consisted of skiing, swimming […]

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