Ken Banks

7 Stories by Ken Banks

Refugee Camps: Surprising Hotbeds of Innovation

Stories of innovation play a significant role in these camps, just as they do practically anywhere else.
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How a Shock Diagnosis Lead to a Genetic Discovery and the Awakening of an Innovator Within

When her child was diagnosed with a rare disease, Sharon Terry made is her mission to enable researchers find a cure.
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Tackling the Gender Imbalance in African Tech

Squashing the old mentality and enhancing gender equality in the industry.
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How CrisisNET is Democratizing Crisis Data

It gives journalists, data scientists, developers, and more fast, easy access to critical government, business, humanitarian, and crowdsourced information.
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Instructions Not Included: How Usability Made the User Guide Redundant

The death of the instruction manual has long been on the cards.
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Building BRCK: The Made-in-Africa Wireless Router

It's a "go anywhere, do anything, self-powered, mobile WiFi device."
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Going Viral: How the Humble Text Message is Fighting Ebola

Cell phones are the most effective way of spreading awareness information in affected regions.
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