On Tuesday 18 March 2014 at 17:45hrs, BongoHive will host Christopher Fabian, a technologist and mobile designer who runs UNICEF‘s Innovation Unit, along with Erica Kochi. He is best known for his work on tools for children and communities in low-infrastructure environments, including Digital Drum and RapidSMS.
Life and work
Some of his work and research is into education technology. He and Kochi wrote a chapter on “Using Mobile Technology to Unite (for) Children” in the 2009 book Mobile Technology for Children.
The Innovation Unit, which Fabian co-founded in 2007, has developed a number of large scale open source tools for improving basic health and communication in low-infrastructure regions.
RapidSMS was used to register 7 million births in Nigeria, and u-Report gave 190,000 Ugandans a way to directly comment on national policy. Programme Mwana, in Zambia, helps improve the work of community health workers with real-time data.
To attend, please register here.