Innovation in Africa http://wrvo.org en Kenya hopes technology will help its economy break through http://wrvo.org/post/kenya-hopes-technology-will-help-its-economy-break-through <p><em>WRVO's Ryan Delaney recently returned from a reporting trip to Kenya funded through a fellowship from the International Center for Journalists. You can find more of his reporting <a href="http://wrvo.org/topic/innovation-africa" target="_blank">here</a>.</em></p><p>Kenya is eyeing technology as a way to propel it into the developing world, but the digital divide remains daunting.</p> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:39:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 46872 at http://wrvo.org Kenya hopes technology will help its economy break through In Kenya, waiting for Konza Techno City http://wrvo.org/post/kenya-waiting-konza-techno-city <p></p><p><em><em>WRVO's Ryan Delaney recently returned from a reporting trip to Kenya funded through a fellowship from the International Center for Journalists. You can find more of his reporting <a href="http://wrvo.org/topic/innovation-africa" target="_blank">here</a>.</em></em></p><p>Along the main road between Nairobi, the capital, and Mombasa, on the coast, sits the future home of Kenya's "Silicon Savannah," but right now it’s just a regular savannah. Dry grasslands stretch on for miles, except for a fenced-in plot where a few shacks house guards ready to greet visitors.</p> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 12:49:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 46873 at http://wrvo.org In Kenya, waiting for Konza Techno City The different sides of entrepreneurship in Kenya http://wrvo.org/post/different-sides-entrepreneurship-kenya <p><em>WRVO's Ryan Delaney recently traveled to Kenya funded through a fellowship from the International Center for Journalists. You can find more of his reporting <a href="http://wrvo.org/term/innovation-africa" target="_blank">here</a>.</em></p><p>Inside an office building along the main road leading west out of downtown Nairobi, is the heart Kenya’s startup community.</p> Sun, 03 Nov 2013 12:25:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 46477 at http://wrvo.org The different sides of entrepreneurship in Kenya Using tech to make Kenya's problems harder to ignore http://wrvo.org/post/using-tech-make-kenyas-problems-harder-ignore <p><em>WRVO's Ryan Delaney recently traveled to Kenya funded through a fellowship from the International Center for Journalists. You can find more of his reporting <a href="http://wrvo.org/term/innovation-africa" target="_blank">here</a>.</em></p><p>Trash and sewage is a common site along rutted dirt paths in Baba Dogo, one of the informal settlements, or slums, in the capital Nairobi. It all culminates in the middle of an open field.</p> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 18:18:41 +0000 Ryan Delaney 46244 at http://wrvo.org Using tech to make Kenya's problems harder to ignore Follow our reporter on a trip to East Africa http://wrvo.org/post/follow-our-reporter-trip-east-africa <p>Here at the Innovation Trail, we generally cover the changing economy of upstate New York, but for the next few weeks, you'll have a chance to see how innovation and technology are changing one of Africa's largest economies: Kenya.</p><p>Reporter <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/people/ryan-delaney-wrvo" target="_blank">Ryan Delaney</a>, normally based in Syracuse, will be traveling to East Africa for the next few weeks for a fellowship funded through the <a href="http://icfj.org">International Center for Journalists</a>.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:37:00 +0000 WRVO 42823 at http://wrvo.org Follow our reporter on a trip to East Africa