Avanti’s commitment to connecting rural east Africa

21 April 2020

East Africa, and Uganda in particular, hosts some of the largest refugee populations in the world. Avanti is committed to mobilising its satellite technology to support refugees, host communities and humanitarian organisations in the region through providing access to connectivity in the remotest of locations.

Avanti’s first project is now live in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, based in northern Uganda. Bidi Bidi hosts over 270,000 displaced people predominantly from the neighbouring conflict in South Sudan, putting immense strain on host communities and local resources.

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Opportunities and barrier to using mobile technology and the internet in Kakuma refugee camp and Nakivale refugee settlement – a case study by global charity

21 April 2020

Kakuma refugee camp in northern Kenya and Nakivale refugee settlement in south western Uganda host a diverse range of nationalities from across the region, including Somalia in the east, to the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west.

Diversity helps to better understand the role mobile technology plays in refugees’ travel around the region and how it can support their lives once they reach settlements.

Refugees were purposefully selected based on nationality, age, gender and population distribution in each location.

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IoT weather station for improved food and water security

03 January 2020

Weather touches pretty much all aspects of farming life, affecting multiple disciplines such as agriculture, hydrological forecasting and emergency alert systems.

That means the ability to forecast weather is critical to agriculture and to ensuring a viable, adequate water supply.

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Remote monitoring

03 January 2020

On average 37% of South Africa’s water supply is apparently being lost before it reaches users due to leaks. As a result,  water conservation has become a critical issue for the region. 

That means African utilities are today looking beyond the meter and they require innovative end-to-end connected solutions that enable utility operations to run more efficiently, reliably, safely and of course, cost-effectively. This is while they tackle the key issues of non-technical losses (NTL) due to electricity theft and non-revenue water (NRW) that has been lost before it reaches the customer. 

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