Zimbabwe Activate Talk: Local Innovations Improving the Lives of Children

Zimbabwe | May 30, 2014

In its second Activate Talk on the African continent, UNICEF convened a collection of tech start-ups, governmental agencies and international organizations to highlight the recent innovations  that have improved the survival and well-being of children in Zimbabwe. 

The Zimbabwe Activate Talk featured various groundbreaking initiatives  which have through the use of new technology transformed the lives of vulnerable communities.  The speakers were:

  • Tendekayi Katsiga of  Deaftronics, a solar powered hearing aid.
  • Nigel Mugamu of 263Chat, a crowdsourcing platform promoting of social dialogue through social media engagement.
  • Peter Morgan, the inventor of Aquamor, an eco-sanitation, bush pump and blair toilet.
  • Mkhululi Ndlovu of West Chase, a tracking system for medicines and medical supplies. 
  • Dr S. Zinyowera of Point-of-care (POC), an initiative implemented by the Ministry Of Health and Child Care as a stand-alone HIV voluntary testing and counseling centre.

The event took place on May 30, 2014 in Harare, Zimbabwe. The full event is available here.

 

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