By using sophisticated Big Data based geospatial software researchers have revealed a remarkable development: Between 2000 and 2015, housing with improved water and sanitation, sufficient living area and durable construction has doubled in sub-Saharan Africa.
In South Africa, a major milestone has been reached with the completion of the University of Cape Town segment of the Rural Campuses Connection project, part of a national initiative to connect the country’s rural research facilities.
Eko-Konnect's internship initiative in Nigeria exposes students to real-life digital technology trends and challenges, such as develping a cost effective way to deploy security and monitoring on campuses across the country.
Data Carpentry focuses on teaching computational best practices to scientists and has built a shared community with more than 1000 certified instructors and 47 current Member Organizations around the world.
The West and Central African Research and Education Network is forging strategic partnerships to support women in ICT, demonstrating its commitment to opening windows of opportunities for women, historically underrepresented in STEM fields.
Frequent in arid regions, dust storms can have devastating effects. Powered by R&E connectivity, monitoring and simulations equip scientists to better predict them and assist authorities in issuing alerts to help people, particularly asthma sufferers, take protective action.
Students at Kyambogo University in Uganda put their skills to good use building an application to improve services… and create a startup company ZEENODE, which results in jobs for themselves and the wider community along the way.