Our Technology for Development (T4D) unit designs, cocreates and develops products and services that deliver social impact in health, education, agriculture, and other areas aligned to the SDGs. The team uncovers new opportunities and unmet needs, then incubates relevant products and services and scales them through the relevant business units. Besides extending our existing portfolio, such as One Health, Fafanuka and M Salama, we evolved the following products and services during the year:
Health: Safiri Smart
Safiri Smart is a disease surveillance and awareness platform on global outbreaks and epidemics. The service monitors outbreaks and epidemics and sends SMS alerts to travellers informing them of any outbreaks in the country they are visiting, along with the preventative steps they can take to avoid infection. The service which is a partnership with Korea Telcom (KT), had more than 292 000 users at the close of the period under review.
Agriculture: Bima Pima
Bima Pima is a commoditised micro-insurance product for farmers that allows them to purchase seasonal cover for each stage of the farming life cycle. The service has more than 10 000 users.