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Tech Urban

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Joined May 2018

She runs a social enterprise called TECH-URBAN, plays a key role in designing, installation, testing & maintenance of software systems. She core develops platforms that look to create a social change.

Presence in: Zimbabwe
Focus: Access to Information, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights

Violent crime is deeply entrenched in some developing countries, particularly in Africa. Unresolved legal problems can disadvantage and increase social exclusion unless legal assistance is made available to members of the community. Most citizens are not educated about the importance of the constitution therefore they do not know their rights e.g rape victims are ashamed to report such cases. Citizens are not educated on the steps to take when victimized.  We have managed to create a platform that protects citizens from crime and utilizes artificial intelligence to educate citizens on the steps to take when victimized. Our goal is to use mobile technology to establish the legal information needs of citizens, determine problems that they face in accessing legal information and provide strategies to reduce crime. The application we developed provides the citizens with the country’s constitution to help educate them about human rights and steps to take when finding a lawyer. The platform will also allow citizens to report crime in real time. Justice Today (the application) has an artificial intelligence feature that allows citizens to capture crime scenes and reports to the government directly, and a panic button to alert the government. The application also provides citizens with easy access to your nearest police station.

People Associated With This Organization

Sandisiwe Elaine Usumani

Tech Urban
Joined May 2018
Interests: Access to Information, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Peace-building & Transitional Justice
I play a I key role in the design, installation, testing and maintenance of software systems. The programs i create are to help businesses be more efficient and provide a better service. Based on my company's particular requirements, i am responsible for writing and coding individual programmes or providing an entirely new software resource. The specifications i work on often come from IT analysts.My list of tasks
include reviewing current systems, presenting ideas for system improvements including cost proposals, working closely with analysts, designers and staff, producing detailed specifications and writing the program codes. As an innovator, through participating in NAMATI, i am seeking mentorship on how i can develop strengths and overcome my weaknesses. Most of my experience as a developer and an entrepreneur has been obtained from learning from others and networking therefore i see this as a great opportunity to develop new skills and knowledge.
Sandisiwe Elaine Usumani is the network champion (main point of contact) for Tech Urban.

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