Sauti East Africa: Students Use Tech to Increase Legal, Safe, and Profitable Trade in Africa

Sauti East Africa: Students Use Tech to Increase Legal, Safe, and Profitable Trade in Africa

Sauti East Africa: Students Use Tech to Increase Legal, Safe, and Profitable Trade in Africa

Traders are commonly unaware of their rights and the required customs, procedures, and documentation involved in cross-border trade, making them vulnerable to abusive practices. Sauti helps to simplify access to this information using mobile-based trading tools and platforms to report incidents of corruption and harassment, and has facilitated 30,000 information requests from 4,500 cumulative users across the region. With help from Lambda Co-op and Social Impact Manager Jessica Wilkinson, Sauti has partnered with Lambda School to develop four unique projects to improve usability and reach of the platform, including incorporating new tools and technologies. […]

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Presentation to Sustainable Inclusive Aid for Trade Symposium 2019, Nairobi

Presentation to Sustainable Inclusive Aid for Trade Symposium 2019, Nairobi

On Sept 19 2019, the CTO of Sauti, Lance Hadley presented research titled Innovating Past Data Collection Obstacles for East Africa’s Women Cross-Border Traders: Evidence from Sauti East Africa to the Sustainable Inclusive Aid for Trade Symposium in Nairobi.

The research proposes an experimental survey methodology for hidden populations, such as cross-border traders (CBTs) in East Africa. Recognizing the empowering role of cross-border trade for women in East Africa, interventions that reduce gendered barriers to small-scale trade are increasingly sought-after by policy-makers and development practitioners. Yet, collecting data that reliably maps the behaviour of difficult to sample populations, such as women CBTs, has typically […]

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