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Refugee United | A Mobile Tool Evaluation

In 2010 alone, there were over 43.7 million refugees in the world. This was one of the highest figures of refugees recorded over the past 15 years, according to a UNHCR report released in 2010. These refugees had been forcibly displaced from their homes by conflict or persecution. Refugees and IDPs are vulnerable economically, socially, […]

M-Governance

Governance is one of the main focus areas of iHub Research. Though there are more than 24.9 million mobile subscribers in Kenya who make up for a penetration rate of 71.3 per cent (Communication Commission of Kenya), the Kenyan government has been slow to provide adequate and quality services to its citizens. This includes areas […]

Mobile at the Base of the Pyramid

 Globally, there are 2.5 billion people who live on less than $2.50 a day (Kshs208.2). Mobile devices among these users (bottom of the pyramid – BoP) offers potential for economic empowerment. There is a need to first understand the potential usage of the phones among this category of users. iHub Research is excited to announce […]

iHub Research Office Hours

Born out of a need to give back to the community, Office Hours are a way for iHub Research members to engage with the tech community and to interact with the iHub Research team to understand what they are working on. Just one month into the Office Hours program, the iHub Research team have found […]

iHub, One Year Later

It’s hard to believe that a year ago we had a launch party in a very simple room that would one day be the iHub. Here we are, one year later, and the iHub has been operational for about 8 months. We’ve just topped out at 3000+ members this week, and it’s no doubt that […]

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