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 […]
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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.