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CHEAP LOCALLY MADE ROCKET STOVES TO HELP REDUCE TREE CUTTING IN UGANDA

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Wood fuel is a broad term covering both the direct use of wood in cooking and heating, the use of charcoal (both for households and for industrial uses) and also recovered wastes in wood-using industries. While all are important in particular situations in developing countries, the use of wood and charcoal in heating and cooking predominate and are the main energy sources for more than two billion people (Nogueira, et al. 1998; Mather 1990; WEC 1999). Continue reading CHEAP LOCALLY MADE ROCKET STOVES TO HELP REDUCE TREE CUTTING IN UGANDA

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Reporting Back from IGAD/RDA Meeting that took place in Berlin From 19th to 23rd March 2018.

The IGAD Meeting was moving on the theme of the FAIR principles where as the RDA Meeting had a theme of from Data to Knowledge.

Since its inception in 2013, the Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) has grown in community strength to over 170 members, and is now one of the Research Data Alliance’s most prominent Thematic Groups. IGAD is a domain-oriented group working on all issues related to global agriculture data. It represents stakeholders involved in managing data for agricultural research and innovation, this includes those producing, aggregating and consuming data. IGAD also promotes good practices in research with regards to data sharing policies; data management plans; and data interoperability. Continue reading Reporting Back from IGAD/RDA Meeting that took place in Berlin From 19th to 23rd March 2018.

Ugandan team Wins Intellectual property awards and Microsoft Imagine Cup 2017 World Online Finals

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. Continue reading Ugandan team Wins Intellectual property awards and Microsoft Imagine Cup 2017 World Online Finals

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. Continue reading Crystalite UV Water Purifier for Low Resource Settings in Uganda