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Social Tech Ecosystems in Sub-Saharan Africa

Rodrigues, Gemma; Mwesigwa, Daniel; Mukundane, Jude; Kasprzak, Michelle; Csíkszentmihályi, Christopher


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  "description": "<p>This study presents the findings of a survey commissioned by three UK foundations on the ecosystems of &lsquo;social technology&rsquo; (systems designed to promote social good) in sub-Saharan Africa. It paints a &lsquo;broad brush&rsquo; picture of the ecosystems for technology innovation across the region, highlighting those ecosystem characteristics present in multiple national contexts. These include the arrival and spread of tech hubs; interactions with Silicon Valley models of innovation on; the outsize influence of telcos; the advent of social media bundles and absence of net neutrality; and implicit bias against Africans and racism in funding. The study draws upon a combination of desk research, participant observation and semi-structured interviews with 116 individuals in 32 countries in English, French or Portuguese.</p>", 
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  "headline": "Social Tech Ecosystems in Sub-Saharan Africa", 
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  "datePublished": "2018-05-14", 
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    "Technology", 
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    "Social Innovation"
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      "affiliation": "University of Coimbra", 
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