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Digital Matatus


Kenya

Digital Matatus shows how to leverage the ubiquitous nature of cellphone technology in developing countries to collect data for essential infrastructure give it out freely and in the process spur innovation and improved services for citizens. Conceived out of collaboration between Kenyan and American universities and the technology sector in Nairobi this project captured transit data for Nairobi developed mobile routing applications and designed a new transit map for the city. The data maps and apps are free and available to the public transforming the way people navigate and think about their transportation system.

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Well Told Story


Kenya

The Well Told Story group creates social & economic value in Africa harnessing the power of research media & Strategic communications to improve the lives of millions.

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Illuminum Greenhouse


Kenya

Illuminum Greenhouses is a limited company formed for the sole purpose of Greenhouse farming and technology of horticultural crops. Illuminum Greenhouses mission is to produce and grow quality specialty greens baby vegetables and fruits to supply local and international markets at affordable prices

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Tunapanda Institute


Kenya

Tunapanda Institute focuses on improving digital literacy and encouraging self expression. Tunapanda do this by sharing free content and micro curricula both offline (via local networks) and online. Tunapanda's goal is to use technology and free content to help millions of people in all countries climb out of poverty and achieve personal freedom.

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Project Khuluma


The Khuluma model is an mHealth platform that provides an integrated cost effective and scalable solution to the growing challenge of mental ill health for chronic illness sufferers currently in South Africa where currently over 15% of young women and 5% of young men aged 15 24 in South Africa are infected with HIV (UNAIDS 2010).

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OneUni


Daystar University in Nairobi has partnered with California startup OneUni to bring their degree programmes to more students through Daystar Mobile Africa s first degree programme where all course materials are available through a smartphone app.

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Vula


Vula Mobile puts healthworkers directly in touch with specialists. Improving patient management getting appointments and making urgent referrals.

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SAPARM


United States of America

Around 200 million pastoralists in Africa seek pasture for their herds using a combination of word of mouth scouts and knowledge of local terrains but this has become increasingly challenging due to climate change and drought. To modernise pastoralists search for land Chris Bessenecker from Project Concern International (PCI) developed project SAPARM (Satellite Assisted Pastoral Resource Management) in partnership with USAID and the World Food Programme. Through SAPARM PCI can share maps featuring satellite images of vegetation cover with pastoral clan leaders every 10 days. Since SAPARM s launch in 2013 over 80 percent of participating pastoralists use the maps and more than half have said that it s their most important source of information.

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Volta Industries


Volta leverages a real world advertising platform to provide free electric car charging networks to move communities forward.

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Tomato Jos


Tomato Jos not only produces the best quality tomato products but they also leave a foot print in the lives of those they encounter every day. At Tomato Jos they understand the importance of the combination of both quality agricultural inputs and an expert team to educate the farmers on the application of these inputs.

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