Planet of the Apps at the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2017

Planet of the Apps at the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2017

As part of the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2017 that took place in Nairobi, Kenya, Planet of the Apps presented the latest mobile applications that support Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to over 300 senior representatives and advisors from government and UN agencies, international and regional NGOs, CBOs, investors and donors, research institutes and the private sector in East Africa.

The short list included:

Detailed information about each of the showcased apps is below. Big thanks to Huawei Mobile Kenya for providing the devices. See [Planet of the Apps - Photo Gallery]

Planet of the Apps was launched in September 2016 at the Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016 in Washington D.C. Read more or see [Planet of the Apps - Photo Gallery].

If you have a recommendation for your app or an app you know to be featured at Planet of the Apps taking place during the 3rd annual Aid & Development Forum Asia Summit 2017 on 14-15 June, 2017 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, please get in touch with Alina O’Keeffe, Marketing Manager at Aid & International Development Forum at

Key figures on the world’s most pressing humanitarian crises:
Stay current with key figures such as the number of affected population and funding status. View and download the latest maps, infographics and situation reports.

Available in iOS and Android:

Instant access to our comprehensive job listings:
Search by location, keywords, job title and experience level and save your search criteria. Share job openings with friends & colleagues via email or social media.

Available in iOS and Android:

AidHedge is a free currency risk analysis tool, created with an aim to minimise loss of funds due to currency fluctuations. AidHedge supports donors and aid agencies in making effective transfers so that more aid money reach the recipient. The users can view and evaluate financial risks on a collaborative platform designed for mobile use & low bandwidth connections in developing countries.
Supports all currencies; Risk calculations using VAR algorithms; Visual reports with suggestions on actions to be taken.

Available on all internet connected platforms:

ConviFarm/Kilimo Rahisi app connects rural farmers with information and services offered by agricultural related companies based on the user’s location. This improves farmers’ access to quality inputs and increases customer base of agro based companies, including beekeeping, organic farming, irrigation services, rabbit rearing, hydroponics, low cost greenhouses and fruit & tree seedlings. An in–app analytical dashboard offers market intelligence to enable these companies plan their services better. 

Key features: geo mapping and data analytics

Available on USSD & SMS and WEB; Android out soon:

Conceived for mobile phones, Agribusiness TV is the first web TV dedicated to African youth who innovate and succeed in agriculture. Agribusiness TV wants to show a positive image of agriculture by documenting success stories, innovations and lessons learned from youth initiatives in agricultural entrepreneurship.

Available on the App Store and Google Play:

E-ukulima is a web based online platform that enables farmers in Africa to interact with other stakeholders in the agricultural sector such as the buyers of farm produce, agricultural related government agencies, NGOs supporting agriculture, suppliers of farm input such as machinery. Farmers can access information on the best prices of farm produce in the market, good practice and trainings schedules.
E-Ukulima improves farmers’ efficiency and revenue, eradicates middlemen and allows effective distribution of resources and aid.

Share The Meal is an initiative of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). It’s the world’s first app fighting global hunger. For $0.50, you can share a meal with a hungry child with just a tap on your phone.

“1 in 7 children around the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy life. With just one tap, you can feed one child for a day for as little as US $0.50. WFP provides the meal”

Available on iOS and Android.

ETC Reporter is a mobile application dedicated to support field personnel during disaster relief and rescue operations. It empowers the user to report information in a timely and efficient manner in order to increase situational awareness and support the decision taking processes. Its main use is to collect information (such as pictures, comments, videos and symbols) and link them to specific locations. The information is shared with remote headquarters and made accessible via Pulse™ Web. 

Key features: map assessment, surveys, geo-fencing

Available on iOS and Android.

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