Projects

iHub Research has expertise studying Governance & Technology, and Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the region. We have experience conducting both large-scale quantitative surveys and smaller scale qualitative projects as client assignments and in-house projects. Our research has provided evidence-based findings to influence decisions among technology stakeholders.

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ICT and Governance

iHub Research, as part of the ICT4Democracy East Africa network, is undertaking an 18 month project to assess how ICT tools are being used for various aspects of governance in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
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OCSDNET

OSCDNet is for researchers and practitioners from the Global South working on, or are interested in the role of openness and collaboration in science, as a transformative tool for both development thinking and practices. Through this project, we intend to nurture an interactive community of Open Science practitioners
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POWER OF MLEARNING IN KENYA M&E

The ‘Power of mLearning in Kenya’ project aims to improve KCPE exam results, social awareness, cognitive thinking and IT literacy through the use of mobile technologies. 250 initial students and all teachers at a primary school in Nairobi received individual tablets with Safaricom 3G mobile connectivity to access
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TESTING THE EFFICACY OF THE WATERFORD EARLY LEARNING IN KENYA

iHub Research and Karibu Centre are conducting a 9-month research study in schools in Thika among students in Early Childhood Development (ECD) classes (pre-unit, standard 1 and 2). The study will enable the research team to establish if there are benefits to introducing a computer program to students in ECD to improve
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Umati

The Umati project was born out of concern that new media may have played a catalyzing role in Kenyan 2007/08 post-election violence. The project seeks to identify and understand the use of dangerous speech in the Kenyan online space. The project monitors particular blogs, forums, online newspapers, Facebook and
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UNA HAKIKA

Una Hakika is a collaborative project run between Sentinel Project and iHub Research. During the interethnic massacres in Tana Delta between August 2012 and January 2013, misinformation was singled out as a main cause of the conflict. Una Hakika is being rolled out in the area so as to understand how misinformation is
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Understanding the Role of Digital Jobs in Kenya's Technology Ecosystem

This study is developing a scanning mechanism for job-creating innovations and high-potential enterprises. More specifically, the project generated a landscape of innovations generated by Kenyan tech enterprises, with an emphasis on digital job creation for youth; a framework composed of relevant criteria for
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