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Crowdsourcing Feedback to Improve Healthcare Systems

Co-authored by: Yvonne Nkrumah and Julia Mensah (WBIHS) “Technology made large populations possible; large populations now make technology indispensable” These words by renowned American writer, Joseph Wood Krutch, are true today as they were more than 40 years ago. From communities in Bangalore, India to Soroti, Uganda, citizens—even in rural communities—are leveraging the power of […]

UN’s first data analysis lab in Africa — the innovations lab you didn’t know about

UN’s Kampala based  pulse lab is preparing to kick start intensive data analyses at the fully fledged innovations laboratory in Kampala, Uganda — the first of it’s kind in Africa. A Global Pulse team has worked in Kampala since the beginning of 2011 to foster partnerships between government, the United Nations and private sector, to […]

BPO in Uganda: The race to become the next India in Africa

TechPost caught up with  Rogers Karebi, secretary of the Uganda BPO Association as well as the MD of Dial-a-service, a BPO company in Uganda to discuss the current climate for BPO in East Africa and the potential for growth in the region. BPO(Business Process Outsourcing) involves relocating business processes that a company usually performs in-house […]

Uganda: Blending Agriculture and Mobile Phones

p5rn7vb [Observer]For 28 years, Bazilio Mugema has been a poultry farmer in Nakaseke. His farm grew from 100 chickens to more than 10,000. With this, he managed to build a modest house, pay fees for his seven children and has lived a good life. Go to Source Tags: Nakaseke, Poultry farming, Nakaseke District, uganda, Central […]

Mobile Innovation from the field: We can now talk directly with students, teachers and parents in Uganda

This blog on a new user case of U-Report for targeted beneficiery feedback in Uganda was authored by Kidus Fisaha Asfaw with contributions from Merrick Schaeffer and Lyudmila Bujoreanu Inspired by the success of using U-report to map and mitigate the spread of Banana Bacterial Wilt disease in Uganda’s banana crops, the World Bank team from […]