Better Customise Coronavirus Solutions

BY Damaris Muhia When the first case of the novel coronavirus was reported in Wuhan, China, nobody predicted its globally disruptive nature. But in just four months, Covid-19 has paralysed business, government, academia and, of course, health systems. The world has truly changed with messages like the following inundating the airwaves and social media: stay …

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Shikoh Gitau

Dr. Gitau was born to a poor family, but had a talent for math, and was able to get funding to pursue her MSc in Computer Science, and later her PhD at the University of Capetown. While at UCT, she designed a simple but powerful mobile-phone based system called "Ummeli" to connect skilled workers from the …

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Esther Ngumbi

Dr. Esther Ngumbi is a 2007 recipient for the highly competitive American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship. She has been featured in the AAUW celebrating 125 years of fellowships and grants views and on the cover of AAUW's highly acclaimed national research report: "Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics". …

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Jamila Abass

Jamila was recently named as one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders from Africa. Prior to the YGL initiative, Jamila was CEO and Co-Founder of M-Farm, seeking to help farmers trapped in subsistence agriculture move into commercial farming by leveraging available mobile technology to provide needed real-time information and incentivise collective action. Using …

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Evans Wadongo

Wadongo, who grew up in rural Kenya, made his mark early by designing a solar lamp made from mostly recycled materials that could be easily built. In his first year in college, he used part of his student loan to produce more of the lamps – and eventually transformed the project into Sustainable Development for …

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