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Mobile Technology in East Africa

Link to infographic. In the first quarter of this year, iHub Research prepared an infographic giving a general overview of the mobile sphere in East Africa for year 2011. This infographic showcases the different levels of uptake of mobile phones and related technology in the region. At the close of 2011, Kenya was the leading region […]

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 […]

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