News: Making mHealth work for all

Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) are going to have a major impact on health and health systems in the near future.  To ensure that everyone (including the very poor) benefits from this new technology, it is vital that those designing new technologies, people responsible for health systems and social researchers come together to explore the opportunities and potential challenges, especially for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Laying fibre optic cable by the road - Kigali, Rwanda
Using case-studies in Kenya and Rwanda, this project examines the expectations and potentials of broadband Internet, comparing them to on-the-ground effects in tea production, ecotourism, and business process outsourcing.

Geographies of Connectivity in East Africa: Trains, Telecommunications, and Technological Teleologies.

 

The paper analyses and compares two transformative moments of technologically-mediated change in East Africa, the construction of the Uganda railway between Mombasa and Lake Victoria (1896-1903) and the introduction of fibre-optic cables that landed into the ports of Dar Es Salaam and Mombasa in 2009. It uses discourse analysis to examine how technologically-mediated connectivity has been represented by political and economic actors during these transformative moments.

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