Angela Okune

Angela Okune on External Conditions

Angela Okune (May 2018): "A productive tension for iHub Research was navigating the balance between producing relevant work in the service of the Kenyan technology sector while simultaneously acting as a grounding point of reference to remind technology evangelists that technology does...Read more

Blog post: "Understanding 'Foregoing' Behavior at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) in Kenya"

AO: This blog post was based on a World Bank-funded research project that iHub Research conducted in 2013. The project, which was awarded to iHub after a competitive tender, helped to boost iHub Research's reputation and establish the legitimacy of the work we were doing. This specific blog post...Read more

2020 Sep 22. Transcript of Audio Clip on Shifting Tech Optimism in Silicon Savannah.

Transcript of Audio Clip Recorded September 22, 2020

Angela Okune 17:17

I think a lot of the optimism was also this sense that like, we can solve so many of these problems with tech, with just the right tech. And then I think we realized,...Read more

Scholarly Memory in Nairobi, Kenya: Essay Meta-Narrative

AO: I have taken this year's frame of "innovation" very broadly to think about the technologies, spaces and practices needed to preserve and care for research data. What is particularly innovative about the long-standing practice of archiving primary source materials? I tack between historical...Read more

Okune. Sketch 7.

I have deployed an instance of open source software—the Platform for Experimental, Collaborative Ethnography—to draw research interlocutors into collaborative effort to understand and build...Read more

Medium Post: "Lessons Learned from Conducting Tech Research in the ‘Silicon Savannah’"

AO: This post, published via Medium to attract a broader audience, was part of the iQuarterly 2016 publication by iHub Research and reflected on lessons learned from almost 5 years of working for/on/with iHub Research.Read more

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