Empowering Voices: A Journey in Donkerbos Community

In the heart of Donkerbos community, nestled amidst challenges and unwavering resolve, a team of four researchers embarked […]

Exploring Innovation and Collaboration: Insights from the Donkerbos Research Trip

From September 11th to 14th, 2023, the vibrant community of Donkerbos welcomed a team of dedicated researchers[…]

Diving into Innovation: IC Tech Hub’s VR Project in Donkerbos.

Recently, a research team of the IC Tech Hub embarked on a transformative journey to the Donkerbos community, marking a significant milestone […]

Exploring Tourism’s Future: World Tourism Day Conference at NUST

On the 27th of September 2023, our Tech Hub intern took part in the prestigious NUST World Tourism Day conference, showcasing […]

IC Tech Hub’s VR at TransNamib Heritage week

18-24 September 2023, an intern at the Tech Hub, recently had the unique opportunity to participate in TransNamib’s Heritage Week, where he […]

Attracting new learners to study computer science

From the 25th to 28th of August 2023, JD, an intern at the Tech Hub, recently attended the Annual Ongwediva Trade Fair with a mission […]

VR brought into the Bush: Donkerbos enhancing VR

The community in Donkerbos is currently contributing to the development of natural hand gestures, which are to be used in a Virtual Reality (VR) system. Bringing VR into the bush with local communities provided community members an opportunity to re-explore interactions in VR as they enhanced and extended their VR experience with the said system.

On a recent MTC-funded trip to Donkerbos , led by Prof Heike Winschiers-Theophilus from NUST and Dr Kasper Rodil together with Emilie Arendttorp, both from Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark, a new prototype developed by students at AAU, was evaluated. The prototype consisted of hand gestures which have been co-designed by the community on a previous visit. Four movement gestures were implemented, which are used to guide a person back, forwards, left, and right.

After having tried the prototype the community provided feedback upon the implemented gestures for further development. The next step is to implement an old traditional San story into VR while continuing the work on exploring the use of natural gestures.

MTC EduTech PPS handover

Namibia’s ICT solution provider, MTC and the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST),

signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which focusses collaboration in areas such as

Emerging and Disruptive technologies, Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing, Electronic Engineering

and other Engineering Disciplines, Marketing and Communication, Telecommunication Products and

Services, Cyber Security and Forensics, User Experience, amongst others.

As part of this partnership, MTC availed digital equipment to facilitate a cutting-edge

EdTech innovation research and community development project that NUST runs in collaboration with

the People’s Primary School (PPS) in Windhoek. The project aims to establish novel learning ecologies

including remote presence learning and interactive technologies, which enable children across the

country and continents to jointly learn, share and create new knowledge.

Advancing technology explorations in Donkerbos

In May 2021, the ICTECHHUB team, led by Professor Heike Winschiers-Theophilus and comprising of NUST researchers, students and photographers […]

Havana Community Website Development Workshop

On the 6th of May 2021 a workshop was hosted by the Tech Mediators at Havana Youth Café. The aim of the workshop was to gather requirements for a Community Website for Havana Youth Cafe. The workshop had 13 participants who have been part of this project since 2014. The Tech mediators will be responsible for the maintenance of the website after completion. Basic information that will be included on the website was identified through brainstorming activities and later mapped to generate themes.

The workshop was facilitated by Mrs Shilumbe Chivuno-Kuria, Mr Nabot Nathaniel and Ms Hilma Amapindi who are the developers of the e-commerce and Havana websites as sponsored by MTC.