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IHSU Students among Top 20 finalists at MTN APP Challenge 2017

Over the weekend of 12th to 15th of May 2017 a team of five students form the Applied ICT and Leadership program at International Health Sciences University took part in the MTN App Challenge organized by MTN Uganda to develop technological solutions to key industry problems in the Education, Health, Agriculture, Transport and Finance sectors.

Team ‘Farm Manager’ developed a mobile application to aid monitoring and evaluation of work on farms based outside of a farmer’s residential region to aid easy management of farm activities and finances by urban farmers who may not be physically present at their farms as often as they need to be.

“It was an intense experience which gave me a taste of the tech startup world,” said Shamim Nabagaala one of the students. We believe in real industry experiences that expose our leaders to actual problems that exist in their community and present them with opportunities to create solutions, in collaboration with development partners in the industry and globally.

Team “Farm Manager” gets advice from Colin Asiimwe, a mentor for the MTN App Challenge

The team at work during the Hackathon

The team developed a concept and a working prototype which was showcased to judges and industry partners and emerged in the 7th position out of the twenty finalists. We congratulate the students for their very potent and relevant innovation and pledge to support them in any further endeavors.

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