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Efiko: A Grant to Nigeria

Efiko is a mobile social quiz platform designed for school students in Nigeria to enhance learning through self-assessment with topical quizzes tied to the national school curriculum. Efiko is freely available as a mobile web (for all internet enabled mobile … Continue reading

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In the News

According to an IBM report released last week, Africa can beat the technology adoption gap.  The report concludes that the opportunities presented by ICT for development and for growth remain attainable for the fast-moving African ICT sector and beyond.  Crucially, … Continue reading

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Health and Education in Senegal

While our trip to Senegal feels like a distant memory, it’s only been a few months. We had a great time there and were fortunate enough to meet with a number of great organisations working on health, education and sometimes … Continue reading

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Youth, Education and Health in Nigeria

With some 95 million mobile phones, multiple mobile operators and 44 million internet users, Nigeria is one of the best connected countries in the region. It’s little surprise, therefore, that it’s home to a great many organisations and groups hoping to … Continue reading

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Organisations Using Tech to Tackle Cross-Cutting Issues in South Africa

Whilst in South Africa early last year, I came across a wide range of organisations which are exploring the ways in which technology can empower citizens and improve social outcomes across a wide range of social sectors.

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Learning about Living celebrates Facebook success!

We thought we would share with you some exciting figures from the One World project ‘Learning about Living’ in Senegal. Learning about Living projects use social media and the internet to educate young people about healthy relationships, safe sex and … Continue reading

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ICTs for improved service delivery.

The following story was kindly provided to us by Victoria Mbigidde and Brenda Otika at WOUGNET. Nowadays, the need for social accountability and gaining citizen contribution in promoting good governance cannot go without being noticed. This is why WOUGNET, with … Continue reading

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In the News

We’re back again with our monthly round up of what has caught our attention through April. This month spans our usual wide range of interests; everything from innovation tech-hubs to the extent to which your government might be interfering with … Continue reading

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Grant Awarded to Academia Secundaria

Academia Secundaria is a student information and resource management system designed for schools to increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve management and administration designed by a team in Cameroon. The system is designed to be used by secondary schools, professional … Continue reading

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Update: Agro-Hub

Back in September we awarded Agro-Hub £5,700 to use for core costs. Here’s a quick update with how they’ve been getting on. Agro-Hub finished 2012 on a high with the completion of its SMS Deck which will allow farmers to … Continue reading

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