Africities Summit: Climate Action Needed in African Intermediary Cities

Africities Summit: Climate Action Needed in African Intermediary Cities By Evance Odhiambo Intermediary cities face a number of challenges in Africa in matters climate change. From planning, leadership, inadequate technical capacity, lack of innovation, financing and political will; it is evident that many cities struggle with ways of tackling climate change. Addressing a session with […]
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Varsities Making Strides in Ventilator Innovations

Varsities Making Strides in Ventilator Innovations By Gift Briton At the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, Kenya only had about 500 ventilators serving over five million people. When the pandemic hit the country, ventilators were on high demand and commanded high prices creating urgent need to for more and affordable ventilators. It is against this background […]
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Rwanda: GPS, Cooperatives Curb Crime among Boda Bodas

By Steven Nsamaza and John Mugisha Before the advent of the smart metres system, the exact number of taxi-moto operators in Rwanda was unknown with municipality estimating that there were around 37,000 motor riders but only 19, 300 riders who are legally registered. According to Rwanda National Police, most of those unlicensed commercial motorcyclists were […]
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Kenya:  Pilot Project Enhancing Internet Accessibility Targets 9,600 Students, 200 Teachers

By Peter Oliver Ochieng Kenya’s Information, Communications and Technology Authority (ICTA) is currently running an internet accessibility pilot project in schools targeting up to 9,600 students and 200 teachers. The pioneering project which was also installed at Kamusinga- one of Kenya’s top High Schools- in November, before being officially launched in December, 2021.   It is […]
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Mobile Application provide Extension Services to Sugarcane Farmers in Western Kenya

By Fredrick Odiero  For a long time farmers within the Lake Region Economic bloc (LREB) have had to depend on other sources such as cartels or third parties to get information to their disadvantage. The situation has even been made worse due to the limited number of agricultural extension officers across the country following a […]
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