sharing my voice on other platforms
'If you're afraid to use your voice, give up your seat at the table' Michelle Obama
I started unscripted as a place to keep my own musings as a creative outlet. Upon reflection, I felt I could also optimise it to share visibility for my work on other platforms where I'm steadily increasing content. However, I do believe that the quality of the articles matters much more than the quantity.
The topics of the podcasts, videos or blogs I've written mostly cover how we can leverage technology to alleviate poverty in the developing world and making the world a more fair, equitable and innovative place by re-designing our system and processes.
They are from organisations with whom I've worked. They share my broad philosophy favouring the use of the power and influence they have to make change. With this change comes opportunities to connect underrepresented groups and builds eco systems.
podcast: fiona & siham are telling a different story
Siham and I were recently hosted on in between the podcast for creatives, entrepreneurs, dreamers, and action-takers navigating the messy yet beautiful, space in between where they are and where they're going. Listen to our episode with Heather Ashley Baker here
blog: you are here
I'm always inspired to know that sharing my experiences make an impact. When someone says: ‘I’ve always struggled with this, or I’ve never heard anyone say it the way you just did, or I’m so glad you did...’ That inspires me to keep thinking and doing. Even if it impacts only a few, it's worth it. Find out more about that and my creative process here
article: how mhealth tools can contain an outbreak
We hosted Mobile Monday and many mobile health experts shared how the improved visibility afforded by mHealth tools and adoption of emerging standards will allow integration of systems to provide enterprise level management of healthcare and better preparedness for earlier detection of possible outbreaks by improved surveillance methods. Read more here
article: tokenism: a double sided coin
In this article, I speak on tokenism as it pertains to my personal experience as a black woman. Some of these situations may apply to other underrepresented groups, based on various conversations I’ve had with friends, peers and colleagues over the years. That said, their experiences are likely worse, or similar at best. Read more here
article: using technology to drive change in africa
This was a fun collaborative project to work on with the teams in ThoughtWorks Uganda and South Africa. This team of frugal innovators works towards breaking frontiers based on economically sustainable business models that enable social change and citizen engagement across all regions of Africa. Watch the video here.
article: building our strength one ckw at a time
The CKW program worked towards helping the Uganda’s poorest to take footsteps and lift themselves out of poverty by providing mobile phone-based solutions that address “information poverty” in the fields of agriculture, financial services, health and livelihoods. Find out how we took this approach, one farmer at a time by reading more here