Technology and Innovation in Kampala

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Humanitarian Innovation Project Mission Report #4

Technology and Innovation in Kampala

This report highlights the preliminary findings of a field trip conducted to explore the use of technology and innovation in refugee’s livelihoods in the urban setting of Kampala, Uganda. The fieldwork examined three things. First, it highlights refugees’ own use of innovation in relation to their livelihoods. Second, it discusses the broader landscape of innovation spaces available in Uganda, as a means to explore what insights and opportunities they might offer for refugee innovation. Third, it offers a summary of the findings based on time spent researching a refugee focused business model for a sanitary women’s product offered by MakaPads by the company Technology for Tomorrow.