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Beth Achitsa: How Ongea promotes East African musicians to festival bookers

Beth Achitsa, Ongea talks about: what music industry event Ongea is and what it does; her role as a tour booker and the acts she's been booking this year (2017); the relationship between pop music and the roots of African music; the rise of Nairobi Underground and promoting women DJs. ... read more
January 20, 2018

Albert Mucunguzi, PC Tech on the Ugandan start-up scene and its future prospects

Albert Mucunguzi, PC Tech talks about:the size and growth of the Ugandan start-up sector; the barriers to start-up growth; examples of interesting start-ups; and what the start-up sector will deliver in 5-10 years time. ... read more
June 30, 2015

UpEnergy: Mark Mutaahi & Sylvain Romieu on selling energy saving stoves in Africa

Mark Mutaahi, Countr Director, Energy Uganda and Sylvain Romieu, Global Innovation Manager, UpEnergy talk about the economics and environmental impact of selling energy saving stoves in Uganda. The interview covers: the types of stoves that are sold; the cost and environmental benefits; the aspirations of buyers; the capital raised to run the company and the carbon offset mechanism; and the statistics that inform how the stove market operates. ... read more
March 14, 2014

GamersNights: Multiplayer computer gamers in Uganda, spreading out across Africa

GamersNights is a short overview of multiplayer computer gaming in Uganda with interviews with some of the key players. The interview covers: how GamersNights came to be set up (Samuel Odeke) ; the age and gender of the players; what games people like Saint enjoy playing; the localisation of content for Call of Duty; a rig for speed games built by Douglas Were; and why multiplayer computer gaming can help develop connectivity in Africa by Kyle Spencer. ... read more
February 24, 2014

Seanice Kacungira on launching a Ugandan digital agency & the tipping point for online advertising

Seanice Kacungira, CEO, Blu Flamingo talks about how she and her business partner set up Blu Flamingo in 2010 and how the online advertising space in Uganda is growing. The interview covers: what motivated their first client to come on board; how well You Tube is used in Uganda by brands and music performers; the levels of digital advertising spend; and how digital spend compares with ads in newspapers for effectiveness. ... read more
February 14, 2014

Sean Krepp, Uganda Country Director, Apps Lab on raising farmers income using smartphones

Sean Krepp, Uganda Country Director and Program Manager, Apps Lab and CKW Initiatives, Grameen Foundation on: the use of Community Knowledge Workers (CKWs) to reach rural farmers; the extent and reach of CKWs; the use of smartphones and call centres; data collection; and the results of a recent impact assessment ... read more
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