Ubuntu Hub comprising Patrick Ocheja, Regina Ochonu, Grace Kagho and Panji Gemilang from Asia has won the Japan Hackathon 2021 on February 7, 2021.
The first place team presented an idea called Ubuntu Hub, which would help to give offline access to online education in a near real-time manner. There is an increasing number of edtech solutions that help people learn online in Africa. However, the number of people that have access to broadband in rural communities is still low.
The team hopes its idea will, in due time, help users access online educational content without necessarily requiring a connection to the internet.
The project is not designed to replace the internet, instead, it will bring the internet to underserved/unconnected regions and people.
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Winners have emerged at the Chief Information Officers (CIO) Awards 2020.
The awards is aimed at encouraging technology innovation in different sectors of the economy by honouring outstanding men and women working behind the scenes to drive technology in their firms.
The winners were selected by a jury of technology experts chaired by the Director of Information Technology and Operations at Access Bank, Mr. Ade Bajomo.
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The American Business Council (ABC Nigeria) and the US Chamber of Commerce’s US-Africa Business Center (USAfBC) has awarded three Nigeria-based startups with its inaugural Digital Innovation Awards.
The three startups include: an education technology platform, Afrilearn International; “Lend an Arm” platform, a startup that increases voluntary blood donation in Nigeria, Healthbotics Limited while the third is a platform that addresses the chronic shortage of phytotherapy treatment for jaundiced-born babies with its “Crib A’glow” unit, Tiny Hearts Technology.
They were recognized as digital innovators that are positively impacting job-creation and pandemic recovery.
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