Remote-Working Behind the “Great Firewall” of Uganda

Working remotely is every employee’s dream! One of the best perks about working for Ushahidi is the flexible working options. My day-to-day work revolves around the instantaneous need to stay connected using modern day communication tools. On 1st July 2018, I woke up and found myself in every remote-workers’ nightmare — Internet Censorship!

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SMS Technology: Reaching Last Mile Communities.

With the influx of instant message applications, many have been quick to pronounce the death of the Short Message Service (SMS). However, in developing countries SMS remains the most predominant form of mobile communication. The simplicity and low-tech nature of SMS makes it ideal for both humanitarian situation communications and program outreach in remote areas. 

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