About a month ago, my colleague Solome Lemma and I started looking at the international response campaigns to ebola in West Africa and got to wondering why all the attention was on international governments and NGOs. Very little of Africa’s front line efforts to stop the spread of ebola is visible in Western Media and […]

Read More →

Guy Samuel interviewed yours truly about our little remittances startup a few months back for his Masters thesis in International Relations at Institut Barcelona. Remit.ug is exemplary of the benefit that can be created when mobile telephony meets entrepreneurial spirit. Although the service is young, it shows high potential. Ruge and his associates have leveraged […]

Read More →

Dan Evans visited Hive Colab last year while I was in Uganda: Based on the maturity and business viability of many of the small tech firms that we have met with over our data collection visits, and the modification of many incubators’ business models, we completely understand the thought-process behind this “pivot” in strategy. For […]

Read More →

Woke up early to the song of birds greeting each other and walked into the garden to snap a few shots. Every leaf was swaying heavily with balls of rain drops. A cool soft breeze swayed the branches back and forth, releasing the heavy droplets into the soil below. I wish I could take a […]

Read More →

After 18 months away from the field, it has been nice coming back to check on operations at Raintree Farms. The moringa powder facility is operational, but there is still a lot of work left to do in terms of improving production efficiencies. The production crew is well-trained and knowledgeable, but could use a lot […]

Read More →