Digital technology and frugal innovation with marginalized refugee groups in Kenya

Thrive for Change

Earlier this year THRIVE and ICFI Kenya joined forces and organised an symposium to distill key lessons learnt from researchers, organisations, civil society groups and donors working on technology and ‘frugal innovations’ (including non-technological innovations) with marginalized refugee groups in Kenya.  
These lessons learnt are now bundled together in the below Briefing Note and Infographic.

Check them out now and join our journey in unpacking the use of digital technology and frugal innovation.

Briefing Note: 

Download the Briefing Note here

Digital technology and innovation for refugee resilience and self-reliance



Download the infographic here

Digital technology and frugal innovation

What is Frugal Innovation?

Download our white paper on Frugal Innovation

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Also interested in the use of digital technology and innovation?
Get in touch with our ICFI Kenya Hub and/or Dr Holly Ritchie (Founder of Thrive for Change, ISS Erasmus University, ICFI research affiliate) via for more information on our joined research.


Digital technology and frugal innovation in Kenya (1.2 MB)
What is frugal innovation? an introduction to frugal innovation and frugality by ICFI (5.52 MB)
Infographic Digital Technology and Frugal Innovation in Kenya (248.93 KB)