The need for data in the time of COVID-19

The need for data in the time of COVID-19

Data in Fighting Covid-19 The current COVID-19 pandemic raises important questions about opening, sharing and using data. Utilizing data, data analytics and management and the power of global connectivity  gives us an opportunity to better deal with this pandemic.Due to this power, governments and other responsible bodies/institutions are able to better analyze large amounts of data across different parts of the world to effectively and efficiently respond to Corona Virus.  Getting timely, accurate data to get the pandemic under control in Africa is critical for the success of global efforts and in building strong data systems for the long-term,” When responding to infectious diseases, timely and reliable data is important […]

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 […]