Impact Tech has been very well defined by Good Tech Lab as the intentional use of responsible (A) science and technology to benefit people and the planet (B), ideally addressing a major social or environmental problem (C ). The term has been thoroughly explained in an extract from Chapter 2: The Rise of Impact Tech.

Media Convergency through one of it’s four operative units of Impact Technology is proud to initiate and launch the project “Promoting Impact Tech TZ”. The project is intended to play part in promoting solutions applied by young aggressive talented minds that use Technology and Innovation to provide Solutions in Tanzania by considering the Tanzanian context and challenges. We have named this group of young talented innovative minds as Tech Change Champions. …

COVID19 Virus

The novel human coronavirus disease COVID-19 has become the fifth documented pandemic since the 1918 flu pandemic. COVID-19 was first reported in Wuhan, China, and subsequently spread worldwide. The coronavirus was officially named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses based on phylogenetic analysis.

My personal Experience

The first time I heard about COVID19 I was pursuing my Masters at the University of Leeds in the UK. The first wave of information was associated a lot with what was considered as the flu just affecting the Chinese. I was very comfortable then, sympathising with China of course but it never ever crossed my mind that it would hit home. When it started to spread and hit Italy, then I was very alert and understood for the first time the seriousness of the virus and the matter itself. I was still a bit comfortable, not as before but still comfortable. I thought to myself, I am in one of the states in the world considered to have the most excellent health system in the world. Even if I got the flu, I was in the right place of the world. How ignorant I and the majority was. By the time it hit the United Kingdom, I had no care of the excellent health system, the only place I wanted to be was my home, Tanzania. …

This guide is applicable to Media Convergency company towards providing services to our clients. Our main product and service is Digital Solutions. Through our strategic focus, we have developed four units through which we can provide and apply technological applications and digital solutions that best fits our client’s needs.

Why digital Solutions? We drink on information and strive on technology. This is our mantle that guides our services, focus and road map to Media Convergency’s ICT positioning. …

A digital system audit is a comprehensive customised examination indicative of internal systems detailing evident digital applications and solutions obtained by an entity. The deliberate use of entity instead of a specific term such as organisation implies that this sort of audit is not only limited to organisations thus a variety of levels of audit to a variety of establishments can be applied according to customised needs.

There is no question that technology is reshaping every element of our everyday lives. While most organisations recognise and acknowledge that we are indeed global and digital is the inevitable way to go, a very few have fully or effectively applied the digitalisation aspect within their systems, operations and policies/guidelines that guide them. …

Last week (28th to 30th September, 2020) we had the annual Forum for Internet Freedom Africa 2020, this year brought to you by The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) in collaboration with Paradigm Initiative.

The #FIFAfrica20 had a wonderful array of sessions agenda’d at a variety of more than twenty-seven discussions across the three days with a great magnitude of experts in the ICT and associated fields. …

With the Internet users increasing in Tanzania at a current count of twenty-seven (27) million, as time goes on the same applies to the increase of online Gender Based violence (GBV) in Tanzania as well as our neighbouring countries (Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda) whom we collaborated in conducting several Online Gender Based Violence through the Women At Web Project.

Feedback from the surveys that we had conducted (mid 2018) indicated that online harassment was a serious problem, precisely because there was a lack of awareness on what online harassment constitutes even with the cybercrime laws and regulations in place. …

As time goes on, we have more people using the internet day by day even in a country like Tanzania where we are yet to reach the bigger population to have access to the internet.

There are a variety of pushing or pulling dynamics that play part into forces that act as motivation for the online user. Access to the internet, motivations of using the internet and how one engages varies from one to another resulting into clusters of groups of types of use such as Social Media Activists, Motivational Speaker, Online Influencer, Trend setters, Specialists (be it health, design, education and the like) Online shops and businesses and a lot more. …

The case number 456 that was filed in 2016 by the Republic of Tanzania against Jamii Forums Executive Director, Maxence Melo, and Mike William before Magistrate Thomas Simba at the Kisutu Resident Magistrate has finally been ruled after more than 3 years with a severe blow to Freedom of Expression and Online Privacy.

Mike Mushi has been acquitted of the charges on the basis that he was mistakenly added in the first place. Maxence Melo has been found guilty of the charges and sentenced to pay a fine of Three Million shillings or 1 year in jail. …

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Asha D. Abinallah

Expert at the intersection of Internet on Information, Innovation, Technology & Governance in New Media | DW Certified Trainer | CEO at Media Convergency

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