A blackboard and chalks used to be the only ‘tools’ that tailoring instructors in Isinya, Kenya had access to for drawing dress patterns. The result is not difficult to imagine: an inefficient process that had instructors come to class every day an hour earlier to have enough time to draw their patterns by hand. And if changes were needed -for instance in size-, they would have to do this all over again.
Organic farming has the potential to provide social, economic and environmental sustainability, particularly in Africa. Yet it still remains very much on the periphery, and is generally excluded from formal curricula and extension services.
What used to be a system where patient files had to be looked up in papers in a dusty attic, is now in the process of becoming a digital system in several Ugandan hospitals. With continuous computer training, medical training via computers with a teleconferencing tool, a soon-to-be digital pharmacy and electronic patient records, Lubaga hospital in Kampala and other Ugandan hospitals are taking giant steps to improve their quality.