Positive Innovation for the Next Generation: Adventures Building Mobile Health Solutions and Bridging the Digital Divide with Youth in Southern Africa



Katy Digovich, Positive Innovation for the Next Generation (PING)

Date and Time

January 23, 2014 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM


Open to the public.

No RSVP required


Wallenberg Theater

FSI Contact

Kathleen Barcos

The story, experiences and lessons learned moving to Botswana and building an organization from the ground up that worked on mobile health solutions with a specific methodology to address scale and sustainability beyond a pilot study. An overview of PING projects, what worked, what did not, lessons learned and brief discussion of what Katy and her core team would like to implement moving forward.
Katy Digovich is an entrepreneur that spent the previous 5 years in Southern Africa growing and running a nonprofit that she founded one month after graduating from Princeton University, known as Positive Innovation for the Next Generation or PING. PING worked on the ground deploying health and education technology and training local unemployed youth to support and maintain their systems. The organization used this method to launch 11 apps in Botswana, Mozambique and South Africa and has and has partnered with HP, Motorola, Clinton Foundation, CDC, USAID and multiple African telecoms.