How wonderful was Linked Open Data Workshop

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The Linked Open Data Workshop in Berlin Germany on 27th to 28th September 2017 was attended by a number of delegates, representatives of different Organisations, academicians, students, policy makers and many others.

The workshop was set out to build participants understanding of combining the technology of globally linked data with the philosophy of free access to information to support the global food security as well as promoting economic and social benefits within  agriculture and nutrition sectors.

The goals of this workshop were to;

  • Determine data demand and supply
  •  Exchange failure and success stories
  •  Discuss on applications and usage (potential and realized)
  •  Develop options for further actions (political and technical)

This was a two-day professional workshop targeting at an international audience with impulse lectures by experts and discussion sessions. Both days included a two-track program with parallel sessions. One track was about policy implementation, focusing on the country and organization level, e.g. data ownership and data rights, investment in information, while the other track covered the cutting edge technology such as new applications and services.

The main purpose of this workshop was to promote the application of technology in the agricultural sector and to initiate the development of platforms for international research cooperation.

The workshop segments included Research data sharing, Data Visualization, Navigation and search, Data Availability and security, Vocabularies, classifications and thesauri, Data models, Earth observation and remote sensing, Open Geo data, Applications in livestock farming, Supply and chain traceability, Monitoring and documentation.

KTBL organized this event in close collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), the Global Open Data Initiative (GODAN) and the Federal Institute for Agriculture and Food (BLE).

 

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Stephen Kalyesubula, Alvin Leonard, Raymond Kiyegga and Fred Byakuyamba are team members of LabTECH.

They developed an integrated hardware and an android mobile application for diagnosis and monitoring of maternal health especially in low resource settings of Uganda. LabTECH Innovations project is an integrated solution called UriSAF. It’s for effective diagnosis and monitoring of maternal health in low resource settings with their application and Uri scope device.

They also won the Intellectual property innovations expo in April, 2017  and they were recognized by the Uganda Registration Service Bureau (URSB) and NBS Television for wining the health innovations category and also the overall winners.

Crystalite UV Water Purifier for Low Resource Settings in Uganda

Access to safe water is fundamental to the development of any community. Safe and reliable water restores hope and unlocks potential. In Uganda, national safe water coverage is estimated at 66% with 42% coverage in rural areas. Over 80% of the population in Uganda live in rural areas and 76% of the rural population receives water from a point water source. These point sources include bore holes and solar pumps that pump water from underground.

With 3.575 million people dying each year from water-related disease, our current water crisis is one of epic proportions. At any given time, half of the world’s hospital beds are occupied by those suffering from illness brought on by limited access to safe drinking water, poor hygiene and sanitation.

Ultraviolet light has for long been used for big water treatment systems for buildings and commercial facilities. Ultraviolet (UV) water treatment works by exposing microorganisms (such as cryptosporidium, giardia lamblia and more) to UV radiation, via a special UV light bulb, which disrupts their DNA and disables their ability to replicate.

Having a system like ours being utilized by people will ensure that we achieve the targets of the Sixth Sustainable Development Goal, “Ensure access to water and sanitation for all”. Video Pitch

Lab Tech Innovations Uganda Limited.                                                         Team: Stephen Kalyesubula, Kabwama Alvin, Kiyegga Raymond. P, Byakuyamba Fred,

UriSAF Health Kit for effective diagnosis and monitoring for Pregnant Mothers in Uganda

Since everyone can get a UTI from a dirty toilet or sexual partner, UriSAF allows you to test your urine in their privacy, get to share results with their doctor and get prescriptions.

The last mile solution to reduce the 800 women who die each day from preventable causes related to childbirth and pregnancy. What can it detect? Acidosis, dehydration, diabetic ketoacidosis, diarrhea,kidney failure, kidney tubular acidosis, pyloric obstruction, respiratory alkalosis, urinary tract infection more to be identified. Urine tells a lot on what is happening in your body.

UriSAF is a portable healthcare kit for maternal and sexual reproductive healthcare for testing UTI’s gestational diabetes, ketosis and things mothers test for when they go for antenatal care check ups.

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