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hiLyte provide clean and affordable lighting and phone-charging services to their end-customers in rural communities. They do this by working with agents on the ground who are commonly shopkeepers. Solar panels, hiLyte charging boxes, and hiLyte cube…

Last Modification: 25. April 2024

HerHealth Uganda

HerHealth Uganda provide communities with health education and continuous advocacy to empower them to monitor, manage and be more aware of their health conditions through affordable alternatives. They create affordable health care alternatives using…

Last Modification: 19. April 2024


chiweto, en enhancing farmers farm production efficiency & livelihood through MobileTech solutions, provide cow performance status diagnostic mobile phone app., information and insurance services to livestock farmers. Our services help farmers in…

Last Modification: 19. April 2024


Gugu, an international award-winning South African-based connectivity, digital, and clean energy startup, provides people in townships and villages affordable electricity through the Gugu Energy System (uGES). The founder and CEO is Nkanyiso Madlala….

Last Modification: 12. April 2024


CommoChain is a web-based solution that allows Coffee Exporters to better track their samples and manage exporting documents. It delivers efficiency & traceability benefits to ultimately provide best coffee to clients. Pains for Coffee Exporters…

Last Modification: 16. April 2020

DASH Study (Disease, Activity and Schoolchildren’s Health)

The DASH study, or in full the Disease, Activity and Schoolchildren’s Health in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, is a joint research project between the University of Basel, Switzerland, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel, Switzerla…

Last Modification: 25. October 2018

Information for international PhD Candidates

Doctoral Studies Before you begin the online application, please note the following: Degree programs An overview of the doctoral studies offered by the various faculties can be found in the information sheet: Doctoral studies issued by the specific f…

Last Modification: 12. December 2017

Valueworks: Effects of Financialization along the Copper Value Chain

Over the last 15 years, Switzerland has emerged as a major global commodity-trading hub. Swiss traders take an intermediary position in commodity chains; they connect markets, influence the pricing process and, unintentionally, change the life-worlds…

Last Modification: 13. January 2017

The Use of ICTs in Projects for Sustainable Povery Reduction in Ghana and Mauritius

How does the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), especially mobile phones and internet, increase access to economic, educational and health resources in Ghana and in Mauritius? How can the use of ICTs reduce poverty and contribu…

Last Modification: 8. December 2016

(Re)searching the Middle Class in Subsaharan Africa: A mulitdisciplinary Kick-off Workshop

Objectives 1: stimulate a local debate and knowledge exchange by bringing together a varied set of voices to the exploration of Kenya‘s middle class. 2: collecting data on the Kenyan middle-class, which includes personal stories, pictures, video-docu…

Last Modification: 9. June 2016