On September 28, 2018, the Indonesian island of Sulawesi was struck by 7.5 magnitude earthquake with its epicentre located around 75 km away from provincial capital Palu. the earthquake and tsunami wreaked havoc in central Sulawesi, killing at least 2100 people with many more still missing, displaced tens of thousands and forcing them to live in tents in the harsh tropical climate with impeding rain season. Continue reading “SULAWESI EARTHQUAKE OCTOBER 2018”
A few months ago we were in Panama documenting (and through a cameo appearance as a dodgy journalist even participating) in NetHope Disaster Preparedness Training for NGOs and corporate partners as the hurricane season comes to the Caribbean. Continue reading “NetHope Disaster Preparedness Training”
Connectivity influences every aspect of our daily routine; searching for news, updating statuses on social media, checking emails, and even tasks as simple as making a phone call or receiving a text message. Yet 49% of the world population still lacks access to the internet as of 2017, according to ITU (International Telecommunications Union). Amongst these marginalised areas include the West Nile region in Uganda which hosts the world’s largest refugee camp, Bidi Bidi.
Mr Kofi Annan, Ghana’s illustrious son, passed away on the 18th August at his home in Switzerland after a short illness, aged 80. Annan and was laid to rest on Thursday 13th September in a state funeral held in Accra, Ghana attended by world leaders, diplomats, traditional authorities and mourners from around the world. Continue reading “A Tribute: Kofi was the United Nations and the United Nations was him”
“Information is like medicine…” Peter Batali shares passionately in his introduction to me about how technology is improving the livelihood of refugees like himself living in Eden, a zone of Rhino Camp refugee settlement. “You can’t just rely on food alone to nurture” he continues. Continue reading “#ConnectivityMatters: How this refugee-lead initiative is brining connectivity to South Sudanese refugees in a Northern Uganda Refugee Settlement”