Posts Tagged ‘Kenya’:

Please RSVP: How Are Community Health Workers Using ICT?

Please RSVP: How Are Community Health Workers Using ICT?

Published on: Feb 04 2014 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Across the continent, Africans are receiving health care by frontline health workers in every situation imaginable, from modern hospitals to primary care facilities...
Women Gain When You Give Poor People Cash via Mobile Money

Women Gain When You Give Poor People Cash via Mobile Money

Published on: Dec 11 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off
That’s the basic question asked by GiveDirectly in their overall business model to give unconditional cash transfers to poor Kenyans via M-Pesa. Based on a...
Real mEducation Impact with Eneza Education in Kenya

Real mEducation Impact with Eneza Education in Kenya

Published on: Oct 16 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off
I am a huge fan of Eneza Education in Kenya. Eneza’s mission is to make 50 million kids across rural Africa smarter and they are improving their intelligence,...
Apply for $15,000 to Test Mobile Money Payment Systems

Apply for $15,000 to Test Mobile Money Payment Systems

Published on: Sep 02 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off
Does your organization uses physical cash in operations or programming to implement a development project in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Haiti, Indonesia, Malawi,...
Your Chance to Help Out at TechCamp Nairobi with US State Department

Your Chance to Help Out at TechCamp Nairobi with US State Department

Published on: Jul 29 2013 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
The U.S. State Department is organizing a TechCamp in Kenya in early September, focused on health solutions. This will be a regional East Africa TechCamp, including...
How Can Digital Marketing Improve East African Development Outcomes?

How Can Digital Marketing Improve East African Development Outcomes?

Published on: Jun 28 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off
More and more East Africans are going online every day. Many of these new netizens are also key development actors – from the wealthy and connected who can...
Why is the Quality of Kenyan Apps Going Down?

Why is the Quality of Kenyan Apps Going Down?

Published on: Jun 10 2013 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
I am Kennedy Kachwanya and I think the quality of the apps being created has gone down. Recently I attended Microsoft Imagine Cup competition and I left the...
Citizen election reporting in Kenya was a breakthrough in online-offline collaboration

Citizen election reporting in Kenya was a breakthrough in online-offline collaboration

Published on: May 13 2013 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
The Kenyan elections were more than a month ago, but a debate continues in the crisis mapping community about whether the various technologies deployed to track...
Did the Kenyan Elections Really Need 3 Maps, 7 Phone Numbers, and Several Web Forms?

Did the Kenyan Elections Really Need 3 Maps, 7 Phone Numbers, and Several Web Forms?

Published on: Apr 22 2013 by Anahi Ayala Iacucci - 3 Comments
We all knew it. We saw this coming in Haiti and talked about it in Egypt, when 5 Ushahidi maps popped out the day before the elections. But the Kenyan elections...
Surprise! Guess Which Country is 2nd for Mobile Money Globally?

Surprise! Guess Which Country is 2nd for Mobile Money Globally?

Published on: Apr 10 2013 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
We all know that M-PESA in Kenya dominates the mobile money conversation in Africa, where mobile banking has expanded to 16% of the market. So its easy to assume...