Catalyzing the growth of the Kenya tech community

iHub Research

By Jessica Colaço
  Published 10 Mar 2011
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Findings on the participation of African researchers of ICTD in academic publications highlight emerging concern for African researchers and their low level of representation in formal academic literature. Dismayed by such low levels of research stemming from Africa, iHub has decided to develop a research arm to facilitate local research capacity building and to conduct local qualitative and quantitative research in Africa. Read more...

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Kentaro Toyama (www.kentarotoyama.org) is a visiting researcher in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. He is writing a book tentatively titled A Different Kind of Growth: Wisdom in Global Development. From 2004-2009, Kentaro was assistant managing director of Microsoft Research India, where he led interdisciplinary research in the application of electronic technology to the socio-economic development of developing communities. In 2006, he co-founded the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development. Prior to his time in India, Kentaro did computer vision and multimedia research at Microsoft Research and taught mathematics at Ashesi University in Ghana.

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