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iHub Research By James Ndiga / June 2, 2014

NRBuzz: Design for? Design with? Design by?


It is said that the future is in the ‘Base of the Pyramid’ and Prahalad proposes that we stop thinking of the poor as victims and instead start seeing them as resilient and creative entrepreneurs as well as value-demanding consumers eager to adopt new innovations (Prahalad, 2005). How then do

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iHub Research By Nanjira Sambuli / June 2, 2014

The Evolving Scope of the Umati Project


Set up in September 2012 ahead of Kenya’s 2013 general elections, the Umati project sought to identify the use and role of social media in propagating hate speech online, something that at the time no other monitoring group was looking into. In particular, we set out to identify a particular

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iHub Research By Anne / May 26, 2014

Leveraging Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)


Have you ever heard of MOOCs? Would you use them to get accreditation and thus further your opportunity  to get employment in the country? Do you think companies would be interested in hiring you if you were able to show a certification of completion in these courses? Massive Open Online

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iHub By James Ndiga / May 21, 2014

Guardian Activate: Johannesburg


On 26th June 2014 a host of influential and inspirational figures from across Africa and the rest of the world will gather in Johannesburg to discuss how the open internet is reshaping the world. From investigative journalism and new models of media content, to the changing value of money and the role

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Data Science Lab By Leo Mutuku / May 18, 2014

iHub Research’s 2nd Data Science Jam: Call for Applications


Update: Deadline Extension Last year, iHub Research held its first annual data jam and what a success it was! Well, we are doing it again and we would like you to apply. This year, we will be conducting the 6-week data science program from June 30th to August 8th 2014. We have revamped

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