BRCK by BRCK – Solving Last Mile Connectivity in Africa

“What if we could overcome the problem of unreliable internet and electricity, and reduce the cost of connection?” The BRCK was created to meet this challenge. This portable, rugged, self-powered Wi-Fi device makes accessing the internet simple and reliable, no matter where you are.

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UK Architect Aims to Bring Eco-Homes to Nigerian Slum

  Isona Shibata, an architect and development practitioner from the UK, is seeking funding to develop a prototype for an eco-alternative housing solution for residents in the Galadimawa Slum, situated just outside of Abuja, Nigeria. Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country and upwards of 70% of its 177 million residents lives below the poverty line. As Nigeria grows, so do …

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A Unique DIY Hospital in Rural Nigeria

  Over recent years there has been an influx of high-tech innovations geared toward poverty reduction in a variety of ways. It is important to remember that our concept of the digital age is unreachable for many in the Global South and not all innovations require the use of ‘modern technology’. While it is making strides in a variety of …

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Win-Win-Win Recycling in Lagos

  Bringing about behavioral change is the fundamental challenge to development work. Projects that don’t have this at its core are often destined to remaining unsustainable forays into good works. One of the many moralities within aid is utilizing cash-based (or asset-based) incentives to reward positive deviance. Wecylers has implemented this principle in their innovative approach to tackling recycling in …

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