1

Child Welfare & Nutrition Monitoring Application (Mpepu)

1st prize

Country of deployment

Botswana

Category

Health

Mpepu is a Mobile Application that captures and monitors the growth and nutritional information for under fives in Botswana. The application serves to automate current clinical processes during routine child welfare visits. Mpepu captures the height and weight for under fives and detects Wasting, Stunting, Underweight and Overweight as defined by the WHO Child Growth Standard, 2006. The app auto calculates malnutrition indicators, Weight for Age, Height for Age, Weight for Height and visualize these data in a graph. It will then flag using color codes and notifies clinicians if a child is at a risk of severe malnutrition, moderate malnutrition, above normal malnutrition and triggers a swift nutrition consultation with Dietitians. This will allow for timely intervention to vulnerable children and foster early enrollment to treatment programs. Currently in Botswana, child welfare data at district and national level is not readily available, leaving much reliance on parents to keep hard copy documents for their child welfare. This has lead to ineffective interventions to end malnutrition to unsuspecting children. Through Mpepu app, aggregate reports on underweight, stunting, wasting and overweight prevalence per health facility will be reliably generated for strategic decision making. This application solves the malnutrition problem by giving control to parents to monitor the growth and nutrition status of their child at the comfort of a few clicks. The app integrates a cognitive conversational chatbot that parents can use for querying malnutrition information (FAQ’s) in an engaging interactive and intuitive manner.

2

Tradesman's App

2nd prize

Country of deployment

Botswana

Category

Other

Tradesman App is a web based/App directory of quality and approved tradesmen in Botswana. The Tradesman application will provide a platform that allows clients to connect with reliable, experienced, trustworthy and skilled tradesmen. The application will allow customers to leave feedback and rate the work of a tradesman or company that they have engaged with after the work is completed. The rating system in the Tradesman’s App allows other customers to check the rating of a tradesman before engaging them. Hence, the Tradesman’s App will assist customers to find and engage quality local tradesmen.

3

Thebe Trunk

3rd prize

Country of deployment

Botswana

Category

Education

Thebe Trunk is a FinTech start-up that focuses on teaching kids about money management skills aswell as the basics of Banking.Through our international financial literacy programme for kids called ABCs of Wealth,parents are encouraged to train their kids to become financially savvy.A simple Act of giving a child an allowance on a monthly basis is very crucial in this case. The Application system to be developed aims to teach kids aged between 7-14years the value of money,benefits of saving,good and bad credit through a mobile application which will be linked to a local Bank;or with another option of parents promising to just give them money in a traditional way, for starters. Through this exercise ,kids will get an opportunity to interact with their parents on a daily basis about money.The mobile application will have parents list chores on the application,with kids completing tasks and collecting the money into their Thebe Trunk Accounts. Like any Bank Accounts kids can then track how much they have saved,earned,how much they can share and they have spent or invested.They can also request a cash out ,which parents can accept or decline. While Understanding personal finance well is important for everyone it is incredibly important for kids.Its one of the most important things they will need as they get older because it affects every area of their lives.With the skills they will acquire through our Thebe Trunk mobile application they will well prepared for managing their finances as adults.