Kenya

Queer Rights in Kenya: A Conversation with Njeri Gateru

When asked about the recent progress of Kenya’s LGBT movement, Njeri Gateru doesn’t hesitate to answer with the word, “Visibility.” She describes promoting conversations on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE) in public spac

New technologies for improving old public security challenges in Nairobi

This paper maps out the digital environment shaping public security in selected informal settlements of Nairobi. In particular, the paper considers the diverse ways in which information communication technologies (ICTs) are being adopted by Kenyan police in informal settlements.

5 Good Recent Reports on African Tech – 2014

I keep meaning to write blog posts on each of these reports on tech, most of them on Africa, but can’t seem to get it done. Instead, I’ll just post a link to each, a visual, and why I think it’s worth reading.

Analyzing policy for inclusive innovation: the mobile sector and base-of-the-pyramid markets in Kenya

Recent interest in inclusive innovation to serve base-of-the-pyramid markets has so far produced relatively little evidence about the role of policy.

A Look at Spectrum in Four African Countries

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Africa and Spectrum 2.0

Does effective spectrum management make a real difference when it comes to more pervasive and affordable access to communication?

Please RSVP: How Are Community Health Workers Using ICT?

Across the continent, Africans are receiving health care by frontline health workers in every situation imaginable, from modern hospitals to primary care facilities and health posts in rural villages. In most of these situations, there will probably be a mobile phone. There may even be more than that.

A BRCK Update – Jan 2014

It’s been a busy few months for the BRCK team, as now the company has spun outside of Ushahidi and is it’s own commercial entity.

Weekly: Domestic Help Abuse, Equality, Jobs and Upcoming releases!

Happy 2014 from the Ushahidi team. We’re back from the holidays, and hope that all of you had a good break.

Deployment(s) of the week
This week, we recognise two deployments highlighting human rights violations and promotion of equality in the Middle East and in Asia.

Women Gain When You Give Poor People Cash via Mobile Money

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 large evidence base, they believed it would have a net positive effect – maybe larger than other development program activities like training or capacity building.

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