• Impressions from our participation in the She Code Africa Hackfest

    The name of my team is Team Mems, and here’s a quick summary of our experiences during the She Code Africa (SCA) Hackfest 2022 and how we came second. 

  • Enhancing Access to Health Education in Nigeria

    The project “Enhancing Access to Health Education via Audiopedia” was awarded to our partner Red Aid Nigeria as part of the EU/BMZ #SmartDevopmentHack at bridging the health and development information gap among illiterate women and girls in Nigeria through the use of smartphones to access audio messages. Its implementation comprised a pilot phase and a 2nd phase.

  • Audiopedia Selected for UNDP Digital X Catalogue: Empowering Rural Women through Innovation

    We are delighted that Audiopedia has been selected for the Digital-X catalogue by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) following an extensive selection process. More than 30 UNDP experts worked to find, match and link ready-to-use digital solutions to the pressing needs of UNDP, UN partners and governments. In the end, 100 solutions were selected from more than 4,000 submissions.

  • Strategies to Increase Women’s Participation in Open Source Projects

    It's no secret that women are underrepresented in open source. But what are the reasons for this? And what can we do about it? This article presents the results of a recent survey of the literature on this topic.

  • Open Source for Equality Case Study: OpenStreetMap Uganda

    This case study is part of a series that showcases successful usage of open-source software with a development objective in Uganda and around the world.

  • It's a Wrap for the 1st Open Source for Equality Challenge

    We have successfully completed our first Open Source for Equality Challenge! The results are impressive: five web apps by five female developers in four local languages, covering a range of topics that will help empower rural women in Uganda.

  • What is Narrowcasting?

    While broadcasting is the transmission of information to a large group of people and geographic area for instance through radio or television, narrow-casting targets a much more select, defined group and can be done fully offline through devices such as solar audio players or loudspeakers. 

  • Innovation in the Context of COVID-19: The Case of TPO Uganda

    To increase awareness on COVID-19, substance abuse and mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) amongst refugees and those in the host communities TPO Uganda adopted the use of the solar-powered MP3 Audiopedia devices as part of the innovations to ensure continuity.

  • The Open Source Cheat Sheet

    This cheat sheet aims to define key phrases and concepts used to describe open source. It further provides a brief explanation of the words' meanings along with a link to a website where you may get further details.