Open and Inclusive Digital Innovation for Development

Women are key to a sustainable future for all of us. The problem is: 500 million women worldwide are illiterate. How can we reach out and empower them with knowledge? How can we scale the outreach efforts of millions of NGOs?

We created Audiopedia, a robust and scalable digital solution to provide audible knowledge to marginalized populations. With relevant expert contents recorded in their native language. Simple technology makes it accessible for anybody, anywhere.

Audiopedia runs both on smartphones and smart feature phones. You can use it on solar audio players and with local Wifi hotspots. No electricity? No coverage? No problem. It works everywhere.

Audiopedia can be customized to the needs of each NGO. We provide NGO’s with consulting, training and technical support. Digital community outreach is now at the hands of every organization, everywhere.

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Open Source for Equality

Owning a mobile phone and having access to the internet can change lives. Yet millions of women in developing countries are unable to take advantage of the mobile internet. The main reasons for this are lack of literacy and digital skills. Open Source for Equality is a global initiative founded by URIDU to promote the development and use of free and open software that bridges the digital gender gap.

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Innovation in the Context of COVID-19: The Case of TPO Uganda

To increase awareness on COVID-19, substance abuse and MHPSS amongst refugees and those in the host communities TPO Uganda adopted the use of the solar-powered MP3 Audiopedia devices as part of the innovations to ensure continuity. 

What is Narrowcasting?

While broadcasting is the transmission of information to a large group of people and geographic area for instance through radio or television, narrow-casting targets a much more select, defined group and can be done fully offline through devices such as solar audio players or loudspeakers.