Technology: Mobile

[slideshow]The 2007-8 post election violence in Kenya, highlighted a need for political change in Kenya and the new constitution is a step in the direction needed, but the nation cannot rest on its laurel.  On the ground, people are working hard to stimulate social change from the Grassroots up! Pamoja FM, aired live from Kibera, […]

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The Indigo Trust has awarded a grant of £10, 000 to Africa Gathering (£5000 towards ICT4D conference costs and £5000 for business support).  Africa Gathering is a unique new platform of change that exposes African ideas and innovations in the field of ICT4D and beyond so that they can be recognised, adopted and celebrated.  They […]

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In Africa, radio remains the dominant broadcasting tool, with about 90% of households owning a radio – but communication remains mostly one-way. SMS text-messaging using mobile phones, also increasingly widespread, are the most affordable and accessible mode of two-way communication. The award-winning open source software tool FrontlineSMS combines laptops with mobiles to bridge a crucial […]

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I had a fantastic converation with Jessica Colaco, manager of Nairobi’s iHub, which opened this year.  The iHub brings together stakeholders from throughout the tech community including software developers, researchers, designers, academics and industry, with the aim of encouraging open innovation and providing a physical access point for entrepreneurs.  Its construction was funded by Ushahidi, […]

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