ZIMBABWE, 2011. Children singing and dancing at Shirichena Primary School, Mhondoro district about 60km south of Harare. The school has been supported by UNICEF with desks, benches, stationery and newly constructed classrooms through the Child Friendly Schools Initiative. © UNICEF/ZIMA2011-00014/GIACOMO PIROZZI
ZIMBABWE, 2011. Children singing and dancing at Shirichena Primary School, Mhondoro district about 60km south of Harare. The school has been supported by UNICEF with desks, benches, stationery and newly constructed classrooms through the Child Friendly Schools Initiative. © UNICEF/ZIMA2011-00014/GIACOMO PIROZZI

Zimbabwe | May 30, 2014

In its second Activate Talk on the African continent, UNICEF will convene a collection of tech start-ups, governmental agencies and international organizations to highlight the recent innovations that have improved the survival and well-being of children in Zimbabwe.

The Zimbabwe Activate Talk will feature various groundbreaking initiatives  which have through the use of new technology transformed the lives of vulnerable communities.  The speakers include:

  • Tendekayi Katsiga of Deaftronics, a solar powered hearing aid.
  • Nigel Mugamu of 263Chat, a crowdsourcing platform promoting of social dialogue through social media engagement.
  • Peter Morgan, the inventor of Aquamor, an eco-sanitation, bush pump and blair toilet.
  • Mkhululi Ndlovu of West Chase, a tracking system for medicines and medical supplies.
  • Dr S. Zinyowera of Point-of-care (POC), an initiative implemented by the Ministry Of Health and Child Care as a stand-alone HIV voluntary testing and counseling centre.

The event will take place on May 30, 2014 in Harare, Zimbabwe. You can follow on Twitter #UNICEFActivate

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