Samburu women wear their traditional clothing to show their pride in being educated and going to school.
published this week in @natgeo story 'in rural africa, tablets revolutionize the classroom'. brck tablets are opening up new learning opportunities for the samburu tribe women and children in the kenyan reserve.
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This is the new downtown of kigali, the capital of rwanda, which is rising and expanding fast, from the rooftop of a hotel. investing in the future, rwanda has pledged to educate students about the digital world, connect its citizens to the internet, and build a knowledge-based economy by 2020. follow the link in my profile @ciriljazbec to read 'how africa's tech generation is changing the continent'. #natgeo#story#africa#tech#startups#revolution#rwanda#kigali#innovation
The desire to teach their children about computers drew these samburu women to a classroom in a settlement north of nairobi. they are learning about tablets—designed to withstand tough use—that connect to the internet through a satellite and come preloaded with educational programs.
technology now has arrived in isolated regions of africa primarily in the form of relatively inexpensive cell phones.
this photo was also featured by the magazine’s photo editors in the best @natgeo photos of 2017. follow the link in my profile @ciriljazbec to read 'how africa's tech generation is changing the continent'. #natgeo#story#africa#tech#startups#revolution#kenya#innovation#samburu#brck#kiokit#education
Designing for africa is the objective of many new technology ventures. the continent is still a largely untapped market, particularly in remote, off-the-grid places. @mark_kamau director of user-experience design for brck in nairobi, kenya’s capital, holds a prototype for a mobile weather station.
my new feature @natgeo magazine story is out after almost 2 years of production and several trips to kenya, rwanda and uganda.
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Photographed on assignment for the current issue of @natgeo. developers eric caleb and @nelsonkwaje from south sudan are testing virtual reality. as a small startup they have limited resources, they can’t afford the office rent and fast internet connection, which is why the @ihub_nairobi , an innovation hub and a hacker space for the technology community in nairobi, is essential for them. the hub has been the main catalyst for east african tech acceleration and a role model for other hubs. follow link in my profile to read the entire story. @natgeo#africa#tech#ihub#nairobi#kenya#startups
Delivering blood units all over rwanda with drones.
building tech capacity, rwanda partnered with zipline to deliver blood and plasma units inside drones, creating technical jobs for people like flight operator olivier mugiraneza.
olivier here on the first photo recovers a drone just after delivery of blood to a remote hospital.
zipline is a blood delivery system by drones in remote parts of rwanda.
it delivers on demand blood and plasma units to hospitals immediately after being reqeusted.
blood used to take hours to drive to remote hospitals. now it happens in minutes.
follow link in my profile to read 'how africa's tech generation is changing the continent'. published in @natgeo magazine all over the world in december!#natgeo#new#story#africa#tech#revolution
My new feature @natgeo magazine story is out after almost 2 years of production and several trips to kenya, rwanda and uganda. thankful that @natgeo helped me tell a different and positive story from africa.
aspiring to protect the environment through innovative technology, jessica chege is studying computer technology in college near nairobi. she first became interested in computers when she was 10 years old.
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On our way to aappilattoq, a small settlement in the northwest greenland we had to sail through the melting ice. i was traveling with niels, a local fisherman and hunter. he told me life had become much harder due to climate change with fishing and hunting forming the foundation of the inuit world. the greenland’s massive ice sheet, almost two miles deep in some places, has been melting faster than at any time during the past 50 years. #greenland#arctic#climatechange#melting#ice
Earlier this year i was fortunate to finally visit qaanaaq, one of the most remote towns in greenland. i was very lucky to stay at navarana’s house and collaborate with her on my project. she is a descendant of a shaman, an inughuit elder, and a professional interpreter. she helped me open many doors inside the community. it is all about trust and respect when you are in the field working on a documentary project. one time she asked me to take a portrait of her and while i was changing a roll of film she quickly updated her facebook about our photo shoot with her wearing traditional clothing. #greenland#arctic#portrait
Greenlandic dog is not a pet dog but a working dog that inuit hunters and fishermen use for dog-sledding. they are the least know casualties of climate change. with the disappearance of sea ice, they have become a burden, which is why some hunters are forced to shoot them. it is too expensive to sustain and feed them throughout the year when they can only use them for shorter and shorter periods of time. i took this portrait while crossing the frozen sea on my way to siorapaluk, one of the northernmost settlement on the planet. #greenland#arctic#greenlandic#dog
The initially planned one-night stopover in upernavik, a town in northwestern greenland, suddenly extended in a five-day stay, when my flight with national airline further up north was cancelled due to bad weather. there was nothing to be done but adapt to the situation. travelling around greenland really teaches you how to be patient and deal with mother nature. so i spent time exploring the town and often visited the harbour where local children like to play by jumping over containers. towns in greenland receive goods and some basic food supplies with container ships when there is no sea ice. #greenland#arctic
One of the few places where ice from the greenland ice cap enters the sea, sermeq kujalleq or jakobshavn is one of the fastest (19 m per day) and most active glaciers in the world. it annually calves over 35 km3 of ice, i.e. 10% of the production of all greenland calf ice and more than any other glacier outside antarctica. this photo was taken during a boat trip in the ilulissat icefjord. seeing the glacier so close up was mesmerizing and so was picturing the further magnitudes below and inside by itself a gigantic sight. #arctic#greenland#climatechange#glacier#melting
Entering siorapaluk, one of the northernmost settlements on the planet, after taking five plane flights, one helicopter flight and a several hour dog sled ride over the sea ice. inhabited by a few families the village faces a serious decline in population. peter simigag, a hunter from qaanaaq, who is encircled by dogs, is visiting one of them. #arctic#greenland#northernmost#settlement
Sermeq kujalleq glacier is greenland’s largest and fastest-moving glacier. it is the bellwether of climate change in the region likely to contribute more to sea-level rise than any other glacier in the northern hemisphere. widely thought to have unleashed the iceberg that sank the titanic, it has become well-known in last years for a couple of large calving events where kilometers of ice were shed from its front.
on average, the glacier moves nearly three times faster in recent years than it did in the mid-nineties, surging at a rate of 17 kilometers (10 miles) per year. this photograph was shot during my fifth trip to greenland on a boat trip where we passed by hundreds of icebergs that had unleashed from the glacier and made me feel like i was on another planet. #greenland#arctic#ilulissat#climatechange
Anton aronsen, an inuit hunter, spotted me while i was exploring aappilattoq, a small village in northwestern greenland, on my first day of a visit and invited me over for a lunch. his house is like any other greenlandic house painted in vivid colours, so locals can notice them easier when returning home from hunting or fishing. #greenland#arctic#settlement
After an eight hour journey from a small town qaanaaq we were slowly approaching siorapaluk, one of the world’s northernmost inhabited settlements.
the temperature became hardly bearable, while my toes had gone freezing long time ago. in spite of that, i was excited to experience a dog sled ride over the sea ice just a few weeks before it melted, thereby changing the locals’ way of life for radically. #arctic#greenland#climatechange#seaice#dogsled
Anton aronsen sitting in his kitchen by narwhale tail. he saw me walking around aappilattoq and invited me for a lunch on a cold day. later he showed me photos of his family and life first as a hunter and then as a fisherman. life in the northern greenland is changing fast. subsistence hunting is disappearing due to the melting of the sea ice, so more and more hunters are becoming fishermen. #arctic#greenland#climatechange
Unpredictability appears to be a new constant of the greenlandic changing climate. earlier the inuit hunters could just look at the weather and see how it is going to be the next few days. but today this is sometimes no longer possible because the change of the weather happens from day to day, or from hour to hour. the photo was taken in upernavik, a small town in the northwest of greenland, while i was waiting a couple of days for a delayed flight that was cancelled due to bad weather. i remember the town’s life was brought to a standstill while the power of nature took over. #arctic#greenland#climatechange
Earlier this year i did my fifth trip to greenland, a place on the earth that never ceases to amaze me. this time i travelled to qaanaaq and siorapaluk, the world’s northernmost settlements to investigate how climate change has affected the lives of indigenous people, the community of around 700 inughuits which in spite of several alarming climate and cultural threats persists with the traditional age-old way of hunting. these people are on the frontier of the climate change that is eventually going to affect us all. on the picture, you can see qaanaaq and a frozen fjord in the back. #arctic#greenland#climatechange