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Baus Taka
Baus Taka

Baus Taka’s New Mobile App Boosts Waste Management and Recycling in Mombasa

Mombasa's Baus Taka app offers users a way to have waste collected, recycled and to earn money from it. But, challenges remain.

Joseph Maina
Joseph Maina

Interview with Joseph Maina, RESET’s Voice From Kenya

Joseph Maina is a freelance journalist based in the Kenyan town of Naivasha. He holds a BA in journalism from the University of Nairobi.

Kenyan Supermarket Greenspoon Champions Food Traceability and Sustainable Shopping

Through its website and mobile app, Kenyan grocery company Greenspoon provides sustainable products and discloses their sources.

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A2EI

Solar Energy in Africa: “If We Don’t Know the Real Problem, the Solution Will Probably Be the Wrong One”

The non-profit Access to Energy Institute (A2EI) aims to supply as many people as possible in Africa with solar power. It relies on comprehensive, data-driven problem analysis and optimised solutions to achieve this.

Jenga Green Library: Transforming Kenya’s Construction Landscape with Sustainable Building Solutions

Awareness, affordability and accessibility to green building technologies have stymied the uptake of green building in Kenya. Jenga Green Library could make things easier.

Solar-Powered Fridges Revolutionise Remote Areas of Kenya’s Vaccine Delivery

One entrepreneur’s solar-powered portable fridge is helping some of Africa's remotest communities get access to life-saving vaccines.

Digitalisation on the African Continent: a Huge Opportunity If We Avoid Past Mistakes

What are the opportunities and challenges posed by a digital transformation on the African continent? And how can the African digital revolution be made truly sustainable? A new study provides some answers.

Project Zamba: Protecting African Wildlife With Open Data and Artificial Intelligence

Camera traps are often used to protect endangered wildlife, recording thousands of hours of footage of the natural world. But who has the time to watch and analyse all of it? An open data project is helping animal conservation efforts by scanning hours of video footage and automatically highlighting the things that count.

Masakhane: Using AI to Bring African Languages Into the Global Conversation

Researchers from across the continent are collaborating on an open source AI project to develop machine translation for African languages - facilitating communication, increasing accessibility and opening doors to the world’s youngest continent to play a stronger role in shaping the digital world.