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Farmer Ploughing Dry Soil with Oxen

iHub By Rachel Gichinga / January 7, 2013

Research to Impact Hackathon: Agriculture & Nutrition | January 22 – 25 2013 | iHub


  Linking information and data, and taking it to where it is needed Every year institutions, researchers and practitioners generate thousands of datasets, reports and articles about development issues. Yet, much of this knowledge remains underused , locked away in silos. The Institute for Development Studies (IDS), and Research for

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iHub Research By Angela Okune / December 20, 2012

Umati Online Media Monitoring Project releases November 2012 initial results


We recently released our October findings from the Umati online media monitoring project. Today, we are releasing findings from the month of November. From October to November, there was a very sharp increase in the number of identifiable commenters and we suspect that these online identifiable commenters are not considering the negative

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iHub Research By Angela Okune / December 14, 2012

Umati Online Media Monitoring Project releases October 2012 initial results


While most projects related to hate speech have been looking at mainstream media, we are aware of the influence—positive and negative—that New Media such as the blogosphere and online forums had on the 2007 Post Election Violence in Kenya. Therefore, our flagship Umati project seeks to monitor and report, for

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iHub Research By Rhoda / November 19, 2012

Elections 2013 | Creating an Informed Electorate and How Open Data Can Help

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On March 4th , 2013, The President, Senators, County Governors, Members of Parliament, Civic Wards and Women County Representatives will be elected. These elections will be different from past ones as they will be primarily governed by the new constitution that was passed during the August 2010 referendum. The default role

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iHub Research By Angela Okune / November 15, 2012

Release of Google and iHub Research Mobile Internet Usage Field Survey Results from Kenya and Ghana


Mobile phone users across Africa are increasingly accessing data services. In Kenya, 99% of Internet users are accessing Internet through their mobile phones (CCK, Sector Statistics Report Q4 2011 – 2012). Nevertheless, a significant portion of African mobile phone owners are still not using mobile Internet on their handsets. While there

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