For the best part of the last year we’ve worked with Inmarsat and Dalberg to develop a proposal for a new programme promoting satellite applications in emerging markets.
We submitted a proposal at the end of last year with Inmarsat leading a consortium including Equity Bank in Kenya, MAMA in Nigeria, the Space Applications Catapult in the UK and BRCK. We were delighted to win and are a month into the project already.
Caribou Digital is providing the overall project director in Tim Hayward, with Kishor Nagula and Marissa Drouillard researching on the Equity Bank Kenya part of the programme. Chris Locke is providing governance as part of the steering committee.
We’ll be researching and experimenting with new business models for Internet access in a way that drives inclusive digital economies in Kenya and Nigeria. All our work will be published here, but also on a new open data site we’re developing with the Space Application Catapult.
So, quite literally, watch this space.