The Innovators-in-Residence program provides a valuable mentoring opportunity in developing and breathing to life new innovative ideas. Through this program, selected experts will guide early-stage innovators to turn their ideas into reality. A panel of judges selects the innovators-in-residence through a rigorous process with the aim of picking the best ideas to support that year. The judges look for several attributes in the winning idea: viability, scalability, novelty, and contribution to the East African media industry. In this page, we introduce to you our 2022 cohort that comprises of nine teams from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. This cohort also comprises of teams from the rural areas as we champion for media innovation for rural areas.
The Debunk team helps to demystify fake information in the media and in communities through tracking misinformation in real time by use of a bot and timely production of multimedia fact-checks. The goal of the organization is to provide factual information to people in all parts of Uganda and to the rest of the world.
We fact check information by tracking misinformation in real time by use of a bot. We also do timely production of multimedia fact-checks that enlightens our viewers of what is true and what is false.
The team was founded on 21st April 2020 and has been in existence since.
CEO, Head of Programs
Head of Communication
Head of Operations
Head of Production
Head of Training
Hamasa Media Group has been providing groundbreaking communications innovations for local and international organizations such as the World Health Organization(WHO), Japan International Corporation(JICA), Legal and Human Rights Centre(LHRC), Tanganyika Law Society, Tanzania Media Foundation, and Wildaf-Tanzania. We provide communication services based on a tailor-made approach, we strongly believe everyone needs unique and relevant strategies. In April 2020, Forbes-Africa listed Hamasa Media Group as one of 30 successful businesses in Africa run by African youths under 30 years.
Head of Business Strategies
Head of Corporate Communications
Head of Digital Innovation
We are committed to building a civically engaged citizenry in Uganda by Providing Ugandans with accurate data about governance and government as a whole starting with local government administration, giving detailed information on government expenditure to all government arms, providing a fun, engaging civic education platform especially for young people and curating socio-economic data from districts with the purpose of sharing it with citizens so that they can participate in their country’s growth by donating towards socio-economic challenges.
Community Manager (Online)
Creative and Illustrative Lead
Co-Founder and Finance Controller
Co-Founder/Radio and Video Editor
Co-Founder/ Photojournalist and Finance Controller
How we do it
Utilizing a combination of both art and technology as part of its innovative solution, we start with transforming complex health information into story based and educative health content by our effective team of story writers. Scripts are then developed which guide illustrations, animations, motion graphics, comics and comic videos developed by computer generated imagery technology. The modality to deliver these products is unique as it is digitalized, reaching a majority of youth and penetrating to places where health content has not been introduced to in hospital waiting areas. Future innovative prospects involve school based showcasing programs mainly, with comics, to reach primary and secondary school students that have limited internet access at school.
We started in December, 2017 as Amka Kijana, one of its projects as a Mawazo challenge finalist and grantee. Early in 2018 we assumed our current name to cover more aspects of the health sector..
Co-Founder & Chief Project Administrator
Co-Founder and Director Finance and Investments Division
Co-Founder and Director Content Development Division
Graphic designer and Videographer
Script and Story Writing Lead
Story and Script Writer
Story and Scriptwriter
Consultant Sound Technician
Consultant Sound Technician
OpenSigns Impact innovations Limited is a Tech4Inclusion Start-up. Founded in 2019, OpenSigns Impact Innovation’s mission is to Develop and implement tech Innovations that enable the inclusion of persons with Disabilities in socio-economic development. At OpenSigns Impact innovations Ltd, we believe in the power of teach to harness the potential of persons with disabilities to be able to live more independently just like the rest of the able-bodied persons in our communities.
Email: [email protected] Whatsapp: +256775 634-301
Team Leader & Founder
The African Institute for Investigative Journalism (AIIJ) is a nonprofit media organisation launched in 2019 to provide a new home for investigative journalism in Africa. Informed by the principles of Human Rights and Social Justice, AIIJ seeks to use journalism as a tool for promoting social justice, accountability, inform public discourse and creating a nurturing space for professional and passionate investigative journalists. AIIJ’s vision is to be a center of excellence for investigative journalism in defense of public interest through an integrated programme of training and capacity building, collaborative reporting, research, grant-making and legal support for journalists. AIIJ seeks through innovation to tell stories that bring about political, economic and social change deepen investigative reporting.
Admin and Finance Lead
Digital Safari is a story telling inbound platform at Shelevision Media Limited, Founded in February 2021 we focuses on Advertising Promoting local tourism in Tanzania especially lake zone using media innovation, ie. Big data for collecting and analyzing data, Virtual reality and argumented reality technology to youth. As Digital Safari we aims to Increase the number of local tourist by 70% at the year 2023.
Photo and Video Director
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