Tensions are running high as the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final is approaching and all eyes are pointing towards the outcomes of the competition for the best soccer team of Africa. The soccer event that is hosted by Gabon offers a stage to sponsors that are taking the advantage of being in the center of Africa’s attention these three weeks that Africa unites on the football field. For this occasion, TTC Mobile and MetrixLab conducted a survey among AFCON enthusiasts in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda and asked them all about their viewing habits and sponsor perceptions.
According to research specialists of Canadean, the African beer market is the fastest growing global beer market with an annual average growth rate of 5% between 2013 and 2017. TTC Mobile and MetrixLab recently conducted a study for a major Dutch beer brand on the attitude and usage of beer among women in Africa, using our dynamic sampling and mobile panel. In order to have a good insight on the topic, we surveyed women in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.
Between May and September 2016, Simavi partnered up with TTC Mobile to investigate the quality of health facilities of the Same region in Tanzania for the Mobile Mapping for Women’s Health project. Using an offline surveying technique on smartphones, 1,518 women were asked about the health services they received and their satisfaction with them. Additionally, 108 men were surveyed about their involvement with the health of the women in their lives.
The holidays are coming closer and across the world people are preparing for festive days with their loved ones. But how much do we really know about the way the December holidays are celebrated in emerging markets? We decided to ask around in Eastern Africa, using our dynamic sampling and mobile panel. More
As climate change is increasingly leading to failed harvests, farmers in Vietnam and Indonesia are in serious need of information on weather forecasts, daily coffee prices and farming techniques. A new consortium, funded by the Dutch government, is going to provide this information to farmers in Vietnam and Indonesia by using geo-satellite data. TTC Mobile is proud to be part of the consortium and will translate the data into text messages.
According to the 2016 update of the World Happiness Report, satisfaction with life in Asian countries is slightly higher than in African countries, but lower than in the Western world. We considered these findings a great opportunity to put our new mobile survey sampling tool to the test. TTC Mobile conducted a survey in collaboration with market research company MetrixLab to measure happiness and quality of life in Kenya, Nigeria, Vietnam and Indonesia.
The PROIRRI Financial Literacy Training that started in February 2016 has been set on hold due to political turmoil in Mozambique. Traveling is too unsafe as the opposition of the government has been attacking roads in the region where the project is taking place. To ensure the safety of its staff when traveling in these areas, the implementing agencies of the project have decided to temporarily put the PROIRRI Literacy Training on hold.
Mobile for Reproductive Health (m4RH) is a program providing information about sexual and reproductive health that has been running in Tanzania since 2013. The SMS service of FHI 360 that is supported by TTC Mobile has been so successful at reaching large numbers of people, that in August 2016 the success formula has been launched in Uganda as well. FHI 360 and TTC Mobile are confident that also in Uganda, the project will reach high levels of success.
Despite the importance of adequate care during pregnancy, labor and the first months of the baby, medical know-how among future moms is minimal in Ethiopia. The Dutch Health[e]Foundation and TTC Mobile are targeting 4,000 expectant mothers with text and voice messages with information on maternal and newborn child health. The SMS service will be launched in October 2016.
Every woman or girl has the right to safe sex, a safe pregnancy, a safe birth and (if necessary) a safe interruption of unwanted pregnancy. Simavi aims to contribute to healthy communities and has been implementing community health projects in several countries across Africa and Asia. This year Simavi is partnering up with TTC Mobile to investigate the quality of the health facilities of the Same region in Tanzania for the Mobile Mapping for Women’s Health project.