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Connecting Kenya to the World

Posted: June 20, 2011

Connecting Kenya to the World

The E-MAGINE PROJECT evolved from AOSS assistant research scientist Darren McKague’s IMAGINE project. Dr. McKague is advising the current group of students who will be traveling to Africa to develop a solar powered, cell phone-based Internet system for rural Kenya. The students and Dr. McKague will be returning the end of June. You can learn more and follow the team’s progress at:

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Connecting Kenya to the World

Rama Mwenesi is student director of the E-MAGINE team that is bringing a solar powered, cell phone-based Internet system to rural Kenya. In this video, he describes how E-MAGINE seeks to enhance the livelihoods of individuals in off-the-grid and underserved communities by developing sustainable Internet technologies that help connect them to the world. Rama Mwenesi is student director of the E-MAGINE team that is bringing a solar powered, cell phone-based Internet system to rural Kenya. In this video, he describes how E-MAGINE seeks to enhance the livelihoods of individuals in off-the-grid and underserved communities by developing sustainable Internet technologies that help connect them to the world.

Watch YouTube video at http://youtu.be/DKE2wz5Fxds

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