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iHub Research By Jessica Colaço / May 23, 2011

Research @iHubNairobi Workshop

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Students, professionals and green members came together this past Friday (May 20) to work out the story of their organization/project/idea. Anna Clark, based in Kenya for 6 months on a Fulbright fellowship from the US, led a group of ten through an interactive discussion and variety of writing exercises to uncover and hone their project narratives and professional biographies. Participants learned techniques to help showcase their skills in written English form. Attendees happily left with a first draft of their project narratives and bios to use for email correspondence, grant proposals, websites, and other key communications.

Narrative mapping is a tool for systematic review of complex evidence that has grown out of discourse analysis.  It is a tool that categorizes and aggregates complex qualitative date in ways that support analysis.  This discussion will focus on Kenyan media as a case study.

Please join us for the next r@iHub media workshop led by Katya Thomas, Information Officer of the US Embassy-Nairobi this upcoming Friday (May 27th) from 2 – 4 pm.

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Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at: www.jessicacolaco.wordpress.com


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