The Virtual Kenya Team has been hard at work on new and exciting ventures
Enugu Land Information System
Upande Ltd recently visited Enugu State in Nigeria on invitation of the Ministry of Lands and Benjamin Knight (as transaction managers) to investigate possibilities of setting up a Lands Information System to streamline their land transactions and improve accessibility to information on land resources .
In a country of large populous Enugu is a coal rich state on the south western part of Nigeria and considered largely the capital of the Eastern part of Nigeria. This is an exciting ground breaking venture with a lot of possibility not only in Enugu
An Urban Water and Sanitation Resource.
The h2.0 Monitoring Services to Inform and Empower Initiative tests innovations in sector monitoring and seeks to help put in place powerful and effective monitoring systems of the urban environment in place on a global scale. The work builds on approaches developed by UN-Habitat’s Global Urban Observatory and Water, Sanitation and Infrastructure Branch in the Lake Victoria region by using tools and approaches developed by Google for geo-referencing and in making this data universally accessible.
Upande Ltd was contracted to make visualization of this data more intuitive and interactive.
The dashboards created can be found at : http://h20initiative.org/data-maps/dashboards/explore
ZanaAfrica is a non-profit organization whose mission is to craft tools to address the root cause of poverty. These tools are connected to education, health, and environment with a particular focus on gender and technology.
Upande is building an online coordinating set of tools for ZanaA sanitary pad distributions, girls' attendance and performance tracking. These will be piloted in the Nairobi area aimed to scale beyond. This online mechanism will facilitate with monitoring, evaluation, and distribution as well as show impact of sanitary pad distribution to female students in formal and informal schools in Kenya.