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Wearables in Low-Resource Settings: 9 Potentially Non-Creepy Use Cases

Devices such as headbands which monitor brain activity or wristbands to measure physical activity, nutritional intake, stress levels and perhaps even hormonal levels are currently being developed, tested and constantly improved upon, with the ability to produce comprehensive reports about our every physical and biological activity. Reading through some articles on the future of wearables, [...]

By |2016-03-02T12:55:20+03:00March 2nd, 2016|mHealth, Mobile Apps, wearables|0 Comments

Productivity blackhole? African professionals spend 220 of 261 working days in meetings, workshops & conferences

Alternate title: 6 ICT Tools to Boost Productivity and Save Time in an African Context   Ok, so that's not a real fact. BUT, 1.Most facts on the Internet are fabricated anyway, 2.It COULD be true, 3.How many people might blindly re-tweet this without reading the article?   I found the above comic on the [...]

By |2016-01-12T12:04:07+03:00January 12th, 2016|ICT tools|2 Comments

Using Technology against Gender-based Violence: Part 3 #16DaysofActivism

It’s the last day of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence and is Human Rights day. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. After these past 2 weeks, I’m very curious as to what impact, if any, these past few days [...]

By |2015-12-10T21:28:54+03:00December 10th, 2015|Mobile Apps|0 Comments

Using Technology against Gender-based Violence: Part 2 #16DaysofActivism

We’re now more than half way through the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence. I’ve been in Dar es Salaam these past few days, and had a chance to learn more about GBV here. In many communities, several types of GBV are still considered within social and cultural norms, and hence go unreported.  A [...]

By |2015-12-07T08:56:22+03:00December 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Using Technology against Gender-based Violence: Part 1 #16DaysofActivism

As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, I participated in a #tweetchat on Empowering Women in Uganda. Each year, from November 25th (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to December 10th (Human Rights Day), the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign serves as a time [...]

By |2015-12-10T21:11:13+03:00November 30th, 2015|IVR|0 Comments

Is it time for M4D to get over the SMS hype?

No. Was that title a bit click-baity? Shame on me. At another interesting meeting, this time at The Bistro, over butternut squash/watermelon/avocado salad, our conversation fell upon the failure of SMS projects in the governance and accountability sector in Uganda. Later, I began to wonder if it is, in fact, time to quit the SMS [...]

By |2015-11-24T06:08:32+03:00November 25th, 2015|SMS|0 Comments

Stop! Don’t build that APP! 10 reasons your NGO does not need an app

The other day, over a delicious cappuccino at Javas, I got into a discussion with one of Uganda’s most famous innovators about the development of mobile apps in Uganda. As a developer, he had a lot of good points on why we should already be prepared with apps for when smartphone penetration rates rise.  We [...]

By |2015-11-18T15:00:20+03:00November 17th, 2015|Mobile Apps, rant|7 Comments

Upcoming Tech Events on the Continent

Date,Event,Location,Buzzwords November 17\, 2015,AfricaCom~~Working in partnership with mlab\, "we" innovationhub\, iHub\, Silicon Cape and other partners to be announced\, AfricaCom will bring together Africa's leading entrepreneur\, tech start up and VC/Angel investor communities.Its aim is to encourage investment and to showcase talent in a sector that has an abundance of ICT tech skills but [...]

By |2015-10-28T14:23:38+03:00October 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thy End is Near! Revisiting Sustainability and Scale in Mobiles for Development

Sometimes I stay up at night thinking, “What happens when the pilot ends?”. Where does the marketing material go? What do the end-users do? Will they trust us again next time? During a recent trip to Rwanda, I had the opportunity to meet with Erick Gaju, the national e-health coordinator within the Rwandan Ministry of Health. [...]

By |2015-10-22T14:08:02+03:00October 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mobiles for Non-Communicable Diseases

Here's a first post for the new website! An Oldie, but a Goldie! Non communicable diseases (heart diseases, strokes, cancers, diabetes, and chronic lung disease) cause an estimated 36 million deaths every year, including 9 million people dying prematurely before the age of 60. mHealth solutions can provide solutions such as improving glycaemic control in [...]

By |2015-10-14T15:05:32+03:00October 13th, 2015|mHealth|1 Comment