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

Posted on March 2, 2016

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, I was struck by how personal data collected through these ...

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

Posted on December 10, 2015

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 have had on bringing to light the issues around violence against women. In this post, I look at what possibilities exist for protecting ...

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

Posted on November 17, 2015

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 agreed to disagree. I’ve compiled a list of 10 reasons for why I'm against NGOs developing custom apps. 1. Top Down Mindset: I’ve ...

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