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m:lab By John Kieti / August 18, 2011

Call for Applications Open for mLab training second wave


Time to Skill Up: East Africa may leverage factors in its favor such as global interest and attention, having thousands of new ICT graduates every year, increased penetration of mobile phones, improved international bandwidth, and supportive regulatory frameworks to become a global hub for mobile innovation. It is this effort

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m:lab By Jessica Colaço / August 12, 2011

The Myths and Reality of M4D – Wireless Wednesday Event


The m:lab will host Kentaro Toyama on Wednesday 17th August for a Wireless Wednesday event themed on “Mobiles for Development”. The past few years have seen incredible interest in applying mobile technologies for international development, an endeavour often abbreviated “M4D”. Can mobile phones be used to improve rural healthcare? How do you design

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Wireless Wednesday - Gustav Praekelt

m:lab By Jessica Colaço / August 4, 2011

Wireless Wednesday Recap – Gustav Praekelt on Mobile Marketing


The following blog post is cross posted from the Praekelt Foundations’ news page with permission from them. You can participate in the build up conversation on mLabs World here. ******* Gustav Praekelt, founder of Praekelt Consulting and the Praekelt Foundation, spoke at m:Lab East Africa’s Wireless Wednesday event last week

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m:lab By Jessica Colaço / July 22, 2011

Wireless Wednesday Event with Gustav Praekelt


The m:lab will host Gustav Praekelt, the founder of Praekelt Consulting and the Praekelt Foundation for Wireless Wednesday, 27th July 2011. Gustav Praekelt is the founder of Praekelt Digital – a company that develops mobile solutions for emerging markets. He co-founded one of the early digital interactive studios in Africa

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Wireless Wednesday

m:lab By Jessica Colaço / July 21, 2011

Wireless Wednesday Recap – Tonny Omwansa on Mobile Money


Yesterday the m:lab hosted the first of a series of focus-group events dubbed Wireless Wednesday. We hosted Mr. Tonny Omwansa, a lecturer at the University of Nairobi (an m:lab consortium member), who is currently writing a book on the Mobile Money Industry. Highlights The discussions we’re based on four major

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