In three years, 75 students from more than 30 countries attended the ICT for Development and Social Good Master. Where did they come from? Which where theirs background? Why did they choose the Master? And, how did the Master helped them? We asked these questions to former Master alumni and this is the photography that […]
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You arrive at Bangui airport in the Central African Republic (CAR) from headquarters, you switch on your smartphone to tell your family and colleagues that you’ve arrived and nothing happens: “there is no network”, said Jean-Luc Mootoosamy, Programme Manager for CAR for the media development organisation Foundation Hirondelle. “One of the closest elements to us […]
Over the past years, mobile money has become the quintessential African success story. The reason is easy to explain: it contributes to shatter the worn-out picture of war and famine advanced for decades by the mainstream media, and conjures up a fresh and inspiring image of modernity and ingenuity, winking to Pan-African values but in […]
Ong 2.0 dedicates this month to “Women and tech”. So, if you’re active on Twitter, you’ve probably came across the hashtag #mWomen. mWomen is a new tagline referring to mobile tools and programs centred on the needs of women, usually those living in developing countries. Typical mWomen projects involve: – Promoting literacy and educational opportunities […]
Mhealth tools can be deployed with many functionalities, such as: data collection, point of care, logistics, remote monitoring, treatment adherence, education awareness, training, and disease tracking.
Former Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa, student Salima Visram has become a social entrepreneur even as she studies as an undergraduate in Canada, with the launch of a crowd-funded Kenyan business producing school students’ backpacks that create solar lighting for pupils to do their homework.