Pre-Conference papers are freely available to the entire community to show the impact of digital & mobile innovation in Africa in crucial sectors like education, agriculture, energy & health.
For several months, A4T community of experts and consultants worked on identifying, searching & crunching data in order to source the challenges to be solved by the teams of participants during the bootcamp Africa 4 Tech. Find out the Edtech Challenges here :
During the bootcamp Africa 4 Tech, several teams of entrepreneurs, young techs talents (developers, creative technologists, data scientists ... ) and scientists worked together to solve pre-identified challenges by creating practical tech innovations, in a frugal, agile and collaborative way.
The results of these works are protected by Creative Commons licenses in order to enhance collective intelligence. Open-source communities, developers, start-up and corporations are invited to draw beyond these seeds and image together the world of tomorrow !
The participants of this workshop came up with an app to sensibilise young Africans suffering from Sickle Cell (Drepanocitose) to having a healthier lifestyle through gamification.
Echopen (http://www.echopen.org/ ) aims at developing the first low-cost Open Source Hardware ultrasound stethoscope which can be connected to a smartphone or a tablet. The participants of this workshop contributed to the development of the Open Source Android App.
Sanofi provided a unique source of information on the management of diabetes in Africa, sharing a fully de-identified part of the disease registry IDMPS (http://www.idmps.org/en/). The objective of the workshop was to intensify use of the database – 2 500 de-identified patients cases from Africa - for greater learnings and concrete solution buildings.