Next week I’ll be fortunate and humbled to be in the presence of two incredible peacemakers. Fr. Joseph Okumu, Executive Director of BOSCO-Uganda and Archbishop John The Baptist Odama will be visiting the US from Gulu, Uganda. You can read more about it here, at the BOSCO-Uganda website and blog. peace.
This is an interesting and timely post from Tim Kelly of the World Bank “Tech Hubs Across Africa: Which Will Be The Legacy-Makers?”, With data gathered by iHub Research, Bongohive (which I hope to visit in July) and the World Bank. Eric Hersman (White African on Twitter) has already provided a nice update to the … More Tech Hubs in Africa…and beyond?
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything here, though I have about 4-6 posts in the pipeline. I guess its just finding time to commit to this space, and finding that time seems to be a constant struggle and obviously a finite resource. Anyhow, a little news here….ready? drumroll please…….I’ve decided to pursue a masters … More Global Technology and Development masters
Recently, this August, on a visit to northern Uganda, we drove out to a secondary school in the countryside near Gulu Town, Ocer Campion Jesuit College to tour campus and meet with the administration, faculty and students. In addition to meeting with school officials, we discussed and provided recommendations on their technology use, computer labs, … More Ocer Campion Jesuit College in Gulu
In August this year I spent ten days in Gulu, Uganda and the surrounding communities as part of a team working on a project supported by Hewlett Packard and Accenture. This is a collaborative effort with the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development, BOSCO-Uganda and other local partners. As a part of this … More Ten days in Gulu, Uganda
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela Over the years I’ve lectured every so often on various technology topics at Notre Dame, but this past Spring semester I had the opportunity and honor of co-teaching my first class at the University of Notre Dame. The … More Teaching to learn
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