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iHub Research By Anne / September 9, 2014

NRBUZZ: Using m-Health services to support Home-based Health care

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Poor infrastructure, inadequate literacy, availability of technology and socio-cultural settings are a few factors in the myriad of challenges facing the development of most developing countries. Healthcare is one of the most important sectors where governments of developing countries strive to enhance the situation by utilizing affordable Information and communication

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Data Science Lab By Leo Mutuku / September 4, 2014

Data Science Competition: Predicting Soil Properties


Our friends over at Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS) have launched a competition to predict different African soil properties including calcium, phosphorous, pH levels, carbon and sand. These collectively describe a soil’s capacity to support agricultural activities, information that is important in planning for sustainable food production and natural resource management. The Globally

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iHub Research By Angela Okune / August 21, 2014

NRBUZZ: Drones for Agricultural Monitoring in Kenya


The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), commonly known as drones, in various fields of study is now a reality. A drone is commonly thought of as an aircraft without a human pilot on-board. Drones are now being used in a wide range of sectors such as conservation, search &

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iHub Research By Varyanne Sika / August 20, 2014

ICT and Governance in East Africa : Preliminary Fieldwork Findings (Part 1) Kampala and Fort Portal (Uganda)


The ICT and Governance in East Africa study explores the various ways in which ICT tools can/have successfully facilitated or hindered two way interaction between government and citizens towards effective public service delivery, curbing corruption and increasing transparency and accountability. Further we are looking into the innovative ICT initiatives that

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iHub Research By Nanjira Sambuli / August 19, 2014

Umati’s Tech Evolution


By Sidney Ochieng The Umati Project is iHub Research’s effort to monitor dangerous speech online. Currently in phase 2, we’ve expanded the scope of the project, from merely monitoring instances of dangerous speech online, to analyzing how online public conversations take place over time, and how some of it veers

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