Technology Solutions Portfolio

The portfolio contains a selection of tried and tested technology solutions which have been found useful for development NGOs. 

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ArcGIS Online

Cloud-based mapping and analysis service that supports field activities. Useful for making maps, analyzing data and sharing information. Main use: Show data on maps, analyze data & share information.

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Arifu

Arifu

Chatbot for interactive learning. Free of charge to the users. Arifu’s chatbot allows both smart and feature phone users to learn via SMS, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Provides information on multiple topics, for instance, on farming and preventing COVID-19. Main use: Access to information via chatbot.


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BRCK – Kio Kit

BRCK – Kio Kit

Fully integrated education platform designed in Africa that “turns any school room into a digital classroom”. Contains 40 easy-to-use Kio tablets, wireless charging and lockable case. The tablets can run multimedia content and have sustainable batteries to manage only irregular charging. Main use: Tablets for educational purposes.

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Carto

Cloud-based platform that provides extensive GIS and web mapping tools. Offers possibilities to analyze data and represent it with a web map. Freemium service. Main use: Design maps, analyze data & share information.

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CommCare

CommCare

Mobile data collection and SMS & voice services with extensive features. Offers wide possibilities for case and data management. Main use: Gather information and interact with communities and individuals.

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Eneza

Eneza Education

Mobile education platform that works via SMS and web. Users can study with curated content (ages 9 to 18) take quizzes and ask questions from teachers – among other things. Available in Kenya but also in Ghana and Ivory Coast. Main use: Education content.

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Hadithi! Hadithi!

Hadithi! Hadithi!

Literacy app to boost 6- and 7-year old’s reading both in Kiswahili and English, aligned with the curriculum. The app incudes dozens of stories written by Kenyan teachers and illustrated by East African artists. They also have a literacy app built for Somali adults who have missed out on school. Has the capacity to build apps in new languages. Main use: Boost literacy skills.

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iMlango

iMlango

E-learning app by iMlango to respond COVID-19. Provides a selection of content that is also found from the organization’s in-school e-learning platform. In general, iMlango delivers education content and equipment for schools in marginalized areas of Kenya. They have, for instance, developed a digital attendance system. Main use: Remote learning & digital education.

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Kobotoolbox

Kobotoolbox

Free and open source mobile data collection. Efficient way for gathering information in the field. Excellent tool to start with. Sustainable choice without user fees. Main use: Gather information from communities and individuals.

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Koulu.me

Koulu.me

Provides information about +30 free apps and resources to support distance learning in schools that are affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Main use: Wide range of education apps for teachers to utilize.

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Kytabu

Kytabu

Software to serve multiple educational needs: an education app, school management system, low-cost content access library or a teachers’ assistant – among other things. Works on both mobile devices and computers. Main use: Versatile education software.

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M-shule

Mobile learning platform for primary school students where the content is delivered through SMS. It is designed to improve performance of the primary school students across Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa. Main use: Personalized learning through SMS.

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Mosabi

Mosabi

Mobile app with education content on financial literacy in Africa. Main use: Supports individuals to improve their skills of managing businesses and money.

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Mtabe App

Mtabe App

A chat-based search engine delivering answers to secondary school students’ questions. It is curriculum-aligned. Can be used online with smartphones or offline with SMS. Main use: Learning with mobile phones.

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Ombea product family

Ombea

Data collection tool for groups. Includes clickers and works together with Powerpoint. The system is portable and easy to use with large groups – for example making surveys with classes at schools. Main use: Gather information from groups.

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Optoma ML1050ST -projector

Optoma ML1050ST / ML750ST

Portable and light-weight projector that has a durable, 20 000-hour LED-lamp. Contains a media player, built-in speaker, microSD card-slot and USB-connection. Main use: Present information to groups.

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Poimapper

Digital data collection via mobile phones. Developer team located in Espoo, Finland. Flexible in adjusting the service according to NGO needs. Main use: Gather information from communities and individuals.

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Rachel Plus - a disc shaped device

Rachel-Plus

A portable device with hard-drive and wifi-connection. Contains wide variety of open source and free educational material in several languages. Useful in remote locations that do not have access to the internet. Use: Provide access to educational materials in remote locations.

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Shule Direct

Shule Direct

Local, accessible and digitized learning content for individual students and teachers as well as schools in the Secondary School level in Tanzania. Provides web platform (online & offline), mobile applications and offline SMS services. Main use: Learning content for students, teachers and schools.

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GoSol

SOL5 solar thermal oven

Solar thermal oven that can be produced and maintained in many areas using locally available materials. Uses solar thermal energy (no electricity). Main use: Heat, bake dehydrate and roast food.

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Solar Media Backpack

Solar Media Backpack

Portable media station for settings with limited access to electricity and internet. Contains a durable projector, loudspeakers and 6–8-hour battery. Operates with solar panels as well as grid electricity. Main use: Present information (videos, photos, presentations etc.) to groups.

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SolarRO PRO 300 model - water purifier

Solar Water Solutions

Drinking water in remote locations. The water-purifiers are designed to function in remote settings. They operate with solar panels, are fully automatic and easy to maintain. Main use: Make drinking water in off-grid locations.

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Textit

Textit

Message and voice service platform. You can set up your own platform to communicate people using automated SMS or voice messages. Internet connection is not required for the users. Main use: Share information and interact with large number of people owning a basic mobile phone.

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Ubongo

Ubongo

Entertaining education content for kids via a wide range of platforms and services: TV (cartoons), radio, mobile devices and apps. Ubongo is said to be Africa’s leading edutainment company. Main use: Wide range of education content for children.

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