Technology & Innovation: The Great COVID-19 Innovation Challenge

Technology & Innovation: The Great COVID-19 Innovation Challenge

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted how we live, learn and work, with populations in most countries under a form of stay at home order, creating unemployment, especially to a majority in Kenya who depend on daily wages from trade and other entrepreneur activities. While the pandemic is already creating untold suffering, Kenya has the unique opportunity to turn the economic tide, if personal safety measures are enhanced and its young population incentivized towards harnessing technology and innovation. It is universally acknowledged that COVID19 has fundamentally changed the world where technologically enhanced modes of living, learning and working environment will be the new normal, where digitization will become a priority, especially […]

Technology and the fight against COVID-19 in Africa

Technology and the fight against COVID-19 in Africa

The outbreak of corona-virus disease (COVID-19) has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) and the virus has now spread to many countries and territories. While a lot is still unknown about COVID-19, what is known is that it is transmitted through direct contact with respiratory droplets from an infected person (generated through coughing and sneezing). Individuals can also be infected from touching surfaces contaminated with the virus and touching their face including eyes, nose and mouth. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating impact globally, the African governments have imposed measures such as travel bans, curfews, prohibition of mass gatherings, mandatory quarantines, closure of learning institutions, […]