This evening, I’ve spent a little time researching TV White Space, also known as WRAN (Wireless Regional Area Networks), or IEEE802.22. Using dynamic spectrum and cognitive radio to intelligently seek and use open spectrum for delivery of broadband Internet. By using the repurposed bandwidth from analog television, TV White Space is promising as a technology … More TV White Space
Does SMS increase the utilization of available medical resources in the developing world? To find the answer, a cross functional team from the University of Notre Dame has launched a mobile health (mHealth) pilot in the Nnindye Villages in rural Uganda. By providing the local health center with open source SMS mobile technology and training, … More Improving Maternal Health Through Mobile Technology
In early January, a small gathering of the tech community took place in Uganda to discuss technology for social change and in particular, using mobiles for international development (M4D) and the application FrontlineSMS. The lunch meeting was held in the relaxing, poolside atmosphere of the Cayenne Restaurant in Kampala, a great place to share ideas … More M4D and FrontlineSMS meetup in Kampala
Recently, on a visit to Uganda for work, I was fortunate enough to visit Gulu, Uganda in the north. Gulu was the epicenter and widely affected by a long war in Northern Uganda, they are still very much in a phase of healing and recovery. The objectives of this portion of our trip revolved around … More visiting Gulu and BOSCO-Uganda
Recently I finished reading The Blue Sweater: Bridging The Gap Between Rich and Poor In An Interconnected World by Jacqueline Novogratz. It was really a deep, thought provoking read. As someone who has an interest in international development, The Blue Sweater offered a different approach on how to address the causes and effects of extreme … More The Blue Sweater
Well it’s been about six months since I joined the board of directors of BOSCO-USA, which is the organizing and fund raising arm of BOSCO-Uganda. BOSCO-Uganda is an NGO working in northern Uganda helping to deliver Information and Communications Technologies (ICT’s) to improve the livelihoods of those living in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps after … More Helping with BOSCO-Uganda
We (as BOSCO-Uganda) are so fortunate to be drawing upon the expertise of those in the Notre Dame community. In particular the Director of AgencyND, Don Schindler, who has been a solid resource when it comes to marketing and social media brainstorming. As an aside, recently the University of Notre Dame was recently ranked #1 … More With a little help from my friends…..