Updated on March 12, 2024

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Created on September 24, 2019

ASANKA

ASANKA is a content delivery platform hosted on a low-power device.

Developed By
  1. TECHAiDE
Tested By
  • CAMFED
  • Plan International
Content Partners
Unknown

Author

Product Description

ASANKA is a content delivery platform hosted on a low-power device. The stored video, audio, and text content can be accessed via WiFi by 20+ devices.

Target SDGs

SDG 4: Quality Education

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Market Suggested Retail Price

$700.00

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Community, NGOs

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

TECHAiDE

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include RACHEL, Kiwix, and Internet-in-a-box.

Manufacturing/Building Method

The ASANKA device (hardware) is designed and sold separately from Asanka cloud (software). The ASANKA device Operating System runs on a microSD card storage system with a minimum of 64 GB and a maximum of 400 GB. It uses 802.11n WiFi to distribute content and an Ethernet port to download desired content from the ASANKA cloud architecture. ASANKA Cloud contains content fetched from each user's ASANKA Cloud Account (ACA). ASANKA is designed and built in Ghana. The content is created locally. It is country specific and locally relevant, and either designed internally or through subcontractors. Interview with manufacturer

Intellectural Property Type

Trademark

User Provision Model

Directly from manufacturer

Distributions to Date Status

As of August 2019, 200 units were sold in Ghana and Liberia. Interview with manufacturer

Design Specifications

To use the product, users need to register and log in with the username and password used for registration analytics. They can browse several categories on the ASANKA device: ASANKA Cloud, free resources, GES content and ASANKA World Interactive Games. Asanka Cloud contains content fetched from each users Asanka Cloud Account (ACA). Free resources tab delivers content described as Open educational resources (OER) and “freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes. It is the leading trend in distance/open learning and is a consequence of the openness movement.” GES Content contains the current syllabus for basic and senior high school. It addresses access challenges related to content, digital literacy and integration of ICT into any curriculum. ASANKA World Interactive Games contains the girls' empowerment complimentary game.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Available via email, phone and WhatsApp

Replacement Components

N/A

Lifecycle

Unknown

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Bring media content to underserved African schools and homes in an accessible and low-cost format.

Vetted Performance Status

Unknown

Safety

N/A

Complementary Technical Systems

None

Academic Research and References

None

Compliance with regulations

Content on ASANKA is country specific and complies with the local education curriculum. Interview with manufacturer

Evaluation methods

ASANKA has an analytics component that collects aggregate data. Implementing organizations (schools and NGOs) track performance for their own deployments. Interview with manufacturer.

Other Information

None

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