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Drone at Sunset

A- FOR CHRIS & ERICA’S 2015 PREDICTIONS

2015 was  the third consecutive year Innovation Unit Co-leads Erica Kochi and Chris Fabian published their predictions for the 8 trends to watch in innovation and development. A fairly new addition to the team, I was asked to independently evaluate in retrospect how accurate their anticipations turned out to be. […]

MobiStation – An innovation supporting education in and out of schools in Uganda

MobiStation – An innovation supporting education in and out of schools in Uganda

[wpvideo rXWeVHWZ] MobiStation, a solar-powered classroom in a suitcase, is a multimedia tool that supports education in and out of schools and assists teachers to provide a higher quality education. The tool is also used to support health care and youth engagement projects. Built into a portable suitcase, it is equipped […]

Midwives test the Solar Suitcase: “We don’t have to fear delivering at night anymore”

Midwives test the Solar Suitcase: “We don’t have to fear delivering at night anymore”

In September we blogged about how we were procuring 50 Solar Suitcases to provide sustainable lightning, and thereby improve and encourage newborn delivery at health facilities in Uganda. Since then, midwives and health personnel have been testing the suitcases in their daily (or rather nightly) work. We interviewed four midwives on […]

MobiStation

MobiStation

MobiStation, first developed by UNICEF Uganda, is a solar-powered multimedia kit built around a laptop, projector, document camera, speaker and other peripherals, all contained in a portable suitcase. MobiStations can be set up in schools and health centers in rural communities and provide access to quality learning content 24/7. In […]