iHub Research

Blog post: "3Vs Crowdsourcing Framework for Elections launched"

AO: This blog post includes links to all outputs.Read more

Open to diverse backgrounds

What do you think was unique about the type of work that iHub Research conducted?

It wasn't as supervised as most academic institutions. Also as it was an open research space, we had people with diverse and unique skill sets just walk in and start working...Read more

4S 2018 Poster: iHub Research Beginnings

This poster series was created as part of  IHUB RESEARCH (2011 - 2017): A CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY ACTION RESEARCH GROUP WITHIN NAIROBI'S FLAGSHIP TECH INNOVATION HUB, an STS Across Borders gallery collection at the 4S 2018 annual meeting in Sydney, Australia. All posters...Read more

Blog post: "Understanding 'Foregoing' Behavior at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) in Kenya"

AO: This blog post was based on a World Bank-funded research project that iHub Research conducted in 2013. The project, which was awarded to iHub after a competitive tender, helped to boost iHub Research's reputation and establish the legitimacy of the work we were doing. This specific blog post...Read more

Blog post: "Roundtable Discussion on Mobile Usage at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP)"

AO: This blog post is an event announcing a roundtable with tech entrepreneurs to discuss how the research work on mobile phone usage at the base of the pyramid might be relevant for them. This was an important component of the dissemination because part of the intention behind iHub Research was...Read more

Ndaiga, Wachira, and Anne Salim. 2015. “Kids Hacker Camps in Kenya: Hardware Hacking Effectiveness in Skills Transfer.” In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, 52:1–52:4. ICTD ’

Abstract: " Hardware hacking involves modifying hardware (not limited to computers) to expand its capabilities. The iHub Kids Hacker Camps (KHC) have been run successively for over 17 months. KHC was initiated and developed in the spirit of project based learning to encourage kids and...Read more

Blog post: "The Responsibility of Working with Community"

AO: This was an important post that we as a research team revisited several times. It highlights some of the ethical issues about doing tech research with groups whose issues may not have any type of tech solution. It also raises the question of your responsibility as a researcher to intervene....Read more

Medium Post: "Lessons Learned from Conducting Tech Research in the ‘Silicon Savannah’"

AO: This post, published via Medium to attract a broader audience, was part of the iQuarterly 2016 publication by iHub Research and reflected on lessons learned from almost 5 years of working for/on/with iHub Research.Read more

Final Report: ICTs and Governance in East Africa

AO:  This landscape analysis, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) via the ICT4Democracy East Africa Network covered three countries in East Africa. The study was one of several projects run under the broader thematic area of ICTs and Governance.Read more

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