Education

Educate Girls

The Shining Hope School in the Kibera slum in Nairobi provides girls with high quality, safe, healthy education. Dell Social Innovation Challenge grand prize winner 2010. http://bit.ly/ZFIFwu

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Global Development

Give Directly

A new service combines cell phone banking and smart data analysis to allow direct, unconditional fund transfers to the world's poorest. http://www.givedirectly.org

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Global Development

Take a Slum Tour

How can people from developed countries see the day-to-day reality of abject poverty? One option is to take a tour, such as these offered in Nairobi. http://ow.ly/w4Sl

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Transportation

Safety Stickers in Buses

Georgetown University professors ran an experiment placing stickers in Kenyan microbuses encouraging passengers to complain if drivers are being reckless. Insurance claims dropped 60% compared to a control group. Foreign Policy http://atfp.co/1a8jk4Q

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Global Development

Africa Electronic Agriculture Programs

E-Agriculture introduces a methodology which produces crops and livestock in Kenyan schools using new technology. An Africa Rural Connect Winning Idea. http://bit.ly/5BZBzE

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Environment

Eco-friendly Garbage Service

TakaTaka is a Nairobi-based garbage surface which aggressively composts and recycles, cutting garbage by 80%. A Dell Social Innovation Challenge Grand Prize winner 2011 http://dell.to/X1ApDa

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Transportation

Map Transit Routes Using Cell Phones

Students at the University of Nairoibi and MIT have mapped Nairobi's informal transit network through studying cell phone data. Atlantic http://bit.ly/1k593ev

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Environment

Study Hippo Poo Using Crocodile-disguised Boats

Kenyan researchers studying hippo pods in the Mara river have designed crocodile-disguised boats. Popular Science http://bit.ly/1heTDiD

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