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    their mobile money transfer transactions has been launched in Kenya A user is able to conveniently find out where their Mpesa money is going and calculate payments made to them via the platform says Muthuu Kagio the app s developer The app dubbed Zebumob is downloadable on android phones and is currently applicable to Mpesa users It is able to identify Mpesa messages in a user s phone and develops a clear categorization of funds received and spent and the specific areas each receipt or payment has been made The app recognizes Mpesa messages coming into a user s phone as withdrawals receipts money sent airtime purchases bill payments among others and appropriately assigns them to the appropriate transaction type as designed by the user These can range from rent entertainment transport airtime purchases payments or receipts from suppliers among others and the user is able to know how much money is spent on each expenditure item or received from different people The app is able to tally each transaction type to get totals per day week monthly and annually Users can then log on to the website www zebumob com to print or export their transactions into an excel

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    tech use among Kenya s poorest 22 November 2012 The study also says that 16 per cent of the poorest Kenyans use the Internet on their mobile phones One in five Kenyans at the base of the pyramid BoP forgo a usual expense such as food or a bus pass to afford mobile phone access according to an upcoming study commissioned by infoDev The study conducted by a team of

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    her address to the Second e Skills Summit 2012 and Global ICT Forum on Human Capital Development in Cape Town on Monday The minister noted that a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey indicated that South Africa and Kenya were leading in mobile health deployments While the applications in South Africa focused on improving the efficiency of healthcare workers Kenya had witnessed a large number of awareness and prevention solutions especially around HIV Aids Locally mobile technology was also changing the way learning took place The M Ubuntu project uses mobile devices to support under resourced teachers and assist matriculants These were just some of the examples of how modern cell phone technology was enabling equity in the emerging information age Pule said The challenge facing South Africa and many parts of the developing world revolved around equity This included equity in opportunity capacity building socio economic equity human equity and gender equity It was clear that success in addressing equity in the 21st century would involve the social appropriation of ICTs for local benefit she added The absolute hunger of people to socially appropriate ICTs for local benefit was evident in the adoption of cell phone technology in Africa Africa has over 695

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    Development Community Radio Open source Africa Mobile technology can help solve the continent s social problems Large scale adoption of mobile phone technology in Africa is enabling equity in the information age Related topics regions ICTs Africa Mobiles Social Equity Internet misdirected b Ethan Zuckerman b a Harvard academic argues that the internet instead of broadening our view of the world has arrowed it down Solutions to this could be

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    to conventional electricity Related topics regions Mobiles mHealth is booming but riddled with challenges Advancement in mobile technology is improving health care consultations data delivery and outcomes in the developing world However inspite of advances Related topics regions Mobiles India launches mobile services for tourists Visitors to Kerala in India will find their stay very convenient with information provided at their fingertips This as a result of a new set of mobile based Related topics regions Mobiles ICT in rural disaster preparedness ICTs can be used to both predict natural disasters and crucially warn smallholders so that they may make preparations to mitigate losses during extreme Related topics regions Mobiles M Calc An app that predicts crop yields in Kenya Mkulima Calculator M Calc is a web based application that allows farmers in Kenya to predict their crop yields giving them access to statistics on soil Related topics regions Mobiles Transforming e health through e learning Healthcare providers worldwide collect and use data for improved health outcomes However in many countries the use of electronic health technologies is Related topics regions Internet Track your cow s development A mobile phone application iCow also the world s first cell phone cow calendar enables small scale farmers in Kenya mostly dairy farmers to access Related topics regions Mobiles Africa s innovative engines Will Mutua throws light on how access to the internet and mobile technologies has spurred innovation across the African continent in various in sectors such as Related topics regions Mobiles The roots of mobile banking in Africa Ken Banks founder of kiwanja net in his blog post speaks about how mobile technology is helping in bringing African grassroots innovation to limelight Related topics regions Internet Kenya A warning system to mitigate negative effects from drought In Kenya where agriculture accounts for 75 per cent of jobs and 80 per cent of the land is arid or semi arid droughts can be crippling Sophisticated Related topics regions Mobiles Green Standards Week to advance smart sustainable cities Cities are the hubs of but urbanization can have adverse effects on the health of the environment and consequently that of citizens Related topics regions ICT An iphone app to tackle climate change A new iPhone application launched by the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP highlights the role of ecosystems in tackling climate change Related topics regions Access to knowledge SMS alerts on soil health for Indian farmers In the recently held National Conference on Agriculture for Kharif Campaign the Government of Haryana launched a unique SMS alert service that will be used by Related topics regions Mobiles Health on mobile is a need today Developments in modern ICT are the key to enable people greater and more equitable access to health services Particularly using mobile devices to collect and Related topics regions Mobiles Dial for m healthcare in Bangladesh This new m initiative in Bangladesh allows patients to receive free advice from health workers and prenatal health alerts 24 7 via mobile Patients can

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    ICTs analyses the potential of mobile Related topics regions Mobiles Smart waterpumps for rural Africa Researchers hope to harness mobile phone technology to improve water supplies in rural parts of Africa Related topics regions Mobiles Kenya records 16 per cent increase in mobile phone users Kenya recorded a 15 8 per cent increase in mobile phone subscribers in first quarter of the year according to a recent announcement made by telecom industry Related topics regions Mobiles SMS for Life Tanzania s solution to healthcare SMS for Life an initiative of Novartis IBM Vodafone the Roll Back Media Partnership and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Tanzania uses SMS and Related topics regions Mobiles E bookstore launched by Thai Univ Chulalongkorn University Thailand has launched an electronic bookstore which will be a gateway for students writers and professors The e bookstore Related topics regions ICTs World Bank Mobile phone access reaches three quarters of planet s population Around three quarters of the world s inhabitants now have access to a mobile phone and the mobile communications story is moving to a new level which is not Related topics regions Mobiles Digital inclusion sought for inter American connectivity through broadband roll out The Connect Americas Summit called for a surge in the roll out of broadband connectivity in the Americas region and digital inclusion to enable universal Related topics regions Mobiles Mobile technology boosts water security for the poor Availability of mobile phones has enabled the development of low cost solutions aimed at improving water security and reducing poverty in developing Related topics regions Mobiles Mobile phones An Appropriate Tool For Conservation and Development Mobile phone technology is developing at an extraordinarily rapid pace and is being applied to an increasingly wide range of human activities and the Related topics

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    The CII PwC report titled Banks taking a quantum leap through digital released at CII National BANKing TECH Summit by H R Khan Dy Governor RBI A P Hota MD CEO National Payments Corporation of India and M S RaghavanChairman MD IDBI Bank The report some of the topmost trends to look out for in 2015 are innovative customer acquisition and engagement strategies data driven innovation disruptive solutions in the payments space convergence of regulations emphasis on data management and new security frameworks for combatting fraud and cyber security and disruptive innovations from non conventional financial players The e commerce boom has also fuelled the customer s comfort with online purchases which is slowly filtering to the financial products space Banks can use these channels to reach out to new customers including those in smaller cities With the proliferation of mobile based services and the reducing median price of smartphones the payment industry is on an exponential growth trajectory further aided by policy frameworks and guidelines being formalised by the regulator Innovative and disruptive solutions have made this volume intensive and low margin industry a lucrative one Arun Jain Chairman CII BANKing TECH Summit said The adoption of digital is challenged by the incumbent technology landscape manifesting itself in multiple generations as well as the multitude of business lines and geographic spread of banks On another plane deep dive analytics and CRM of high granularity phenomena that are waiting to happen hold out a promise of delivering greater value to the bank as well as its customers Vivek Belgavi leader Financial Services Technology PwC India said With non traditional players such as Telcos Fintech start ups and niche payments companies disrupting the digital space there will be an increased onus on traditional banks to augment their current capabilities with innovation

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    a fire the device triggers an alarm to alert the family Within 20 seconds the device transmits a signal that sets off heat detectors in a 60 meter radius to elicit a community wide response to the fire This device prevents fires from ravaging high population density communities and boosting community mobilization efforts Jean Bosco Kazirukanyo Burundi New type of cement OSP that protects waters against carcinogenic lubrication oil spills A new formulation of cement that can be sprinkled on fresh or old lubricant and oil spills The cement chemically reacts with the contaminants to form tiny lumps that can be easily removed and deposited in designated plastic bins before being transported to concrete plants where they can be used as concrete additives This innovation effectively contains and recycles ecologically harmful oil spills that are currently being disposed of in an unsustainable manner across Africa causing huge ecological damage Johann Pierre Kok South Africa Scientific engineering educational box Seebox A scientific engineering educational box that allows children to enjoy a practical and experimental way of learning the sciences and electronics and measuring almost anything electronic or scientific Seebox also offers short videos explaining what is being measured This tool addresses the shortage of electronic and scientific professionals and affords children the opportunity to learn first hand the principles of science and electronics by building measuring and experimenting Kyai Mullei Kenya M changa also known as E harambee A mobile application that empowers individuals and organizations to initiate and manage fundraisers via sms or web devices in an efficient and cost effective way Combining mass market mobile communication with money transfer technologies m changa allows users to solicit support for a cause track contributions and withdraw funds using their mobile phones without relying on internet connectivity This innovation brings the benefits of mobile technology to all Africans integrating unique aspects of African culture with technological innovation Lesley Erica Scott South Africa Smartspot TBcheck Smartspot s flagship product TBcheck examines the accuracy of machines used to detect TB diagnosis They are designed to assess whether these machines are functioning optimally Unlike other products TBcheck is easy and safe to use and can be delivered to laboratories safely and economically This will make diagnosing TB far easier and might go a long way in curbing the TB epidemic in Africa Today TB is second only to HIV and AIDS as a leading cause of death in the continent Marc Arthur Zang Cameroon The cardio pad An affordable tablet that records and processes the patient s ECG heart signal before transferring it to a remote station using mobile phone networks The device can be used in village hospital and clinic settings in the absence of a cardiologist ECG results can be downloaded on a tablet by the cardiologist The examination is then interpreted using cardio pad s computer assisted diagnostic embedded application then results and prescription transmitted to the nurse performing the procedure This will ensure effective monitoring of heart patients living in rural

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