RippleNami Partners with KCB Foundation and Kenya Veterinary Association to Deliver Kenya’s First Real-time Livestock Identification and Traceability Program
NAIROBI, Kenya–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RippleNami, Inc., the leading provider of blockchain map-based visualization platform, announced today that it has been selected by Kenya Central Bank (KCB) Foundation and Kenya Veterinary Association to deliver the country’s first livestock identification and traceability program. The organizations recognize the role of technology in implementing programs to raise rural incomes in the country, especially for the livestock sector which is dominated by small producers.
RippleNami redefines mapping with the first blockchain visualization platform that consolidates big data into actionable insights that can affect positive change for the region. With real-time livestock tracking, the RippleNami rWaves application will provide the platform for an effective national reporting system and enable programs for the prevention and control of livestock diseases.
“RippleNami and KCB Foundation share our commitment to bringing the private and public veterinary services together to offer intuitive methods to visualize data, identify patterns quickly that lead to actionable plans.”
Leveraging RipleNami’s cutting edge technology, KCB Foundation and the Kenya Veterinary Association are leading the African livestock industry to improve traditional RFID livestock tagging practices to track livestock movement and to quickly identify disease issues.
“The ability to geographically visualize the registration of individual animals, farms, holdings, premises and herds enables us to identify risk areas, create disease free zones and to assure livestock traceability for trade and food safety. And the collateralization of livestock assets will enable farmers to achieve higher prices for their livestock and to secure loans for continued growth,” said Dr. Kahariri Samuel, National Chairman of Kenya Veterinary Association. “RippleNami and KCB Foundation share our commitment to bringing the private and public veterinary services together to offer intuitive methods to visualize data, identify patterns quickly that lead to actionable plans.”
“We are honored to see our game-changing platform adopted by innovative organizations like Kenya Veterinary Association and KCB Foundation,” stated Phil Gahn, chief business development officer and founder of RippleNami. “Because the rWaves real-time mapping application is completely self-service, any organization can quickly visualize and track all their sensitive data assets on any map within days of an installation. By combining advanced intuitive visualization of big data with sophisticated cloud-based, blockchain technology, organizations are leveraging RippleNami’s advanced technology to instantly visualize important geo-assets, create new economic transactional exchanges and provide a uniform data repository platform for an emerging country’s electronic data infrastructure.”
“With continued growth in the East African economy and organizations’ thirst for advanced technology solutions to combat the unique challenges of doing business in the region, have escalated our presence in Kenya which serves as a foundational component of our strategic growth plan,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, president and chief executive officer of RippleNami. “Our new customer relationships in the region demonstrate our continued momentum and confirm our belief that RippleNami has the power to help advance social, economic and civic development.”
An industry game changer, RippleNami believes that, empowered with real-time, easily accessible information, people around the world can connect and foster positive change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that really matters to users and their organizations. The Company’s cost-effective, cloud-based platform delivers millions of real-time actionable data points on an intuitive map to customers across enterprises, nonprofits and foreign government agencies, enabling critical decision making and enhanced collaboration. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami lets people chart their own world, streamlining communication and improving operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.
About KCB Foundation
The KCB Foundation was established in 2007 to implement the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility programs and to bring to life the Bank’s corporate value of caring for the community. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors drawn from the main KCB Group Board and external independent experts. The Foundation supports community projects in Kenya, South Sudan, Rwanda Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi that advance enterprise development, education and environmental programs among others. KCB staff are also engaged in the Foundation’s activities by volunteering their skills, time and funds towards community projects. For more information about KCB Foundation, visit www.kcbgroup.com/foundation.
About Kenya Veterinary Association
The Kenya Veterinary Association (KVA) is a membership organization which is duly registered under the Societies Act, Cap 108 Laws of Kenya. Its mandate is to act as a watchdog for the veterinary profession to ensure proper management of veterinary issues that impact on the welfare of the veterinarians with an overall aim of enhancing animal welfare. The association is involved in all advocacy issues and leadership of the Animal Resource Industry. Since the Association’s inception in 1966 and subsequent registration as an Association in 1967, it has expanded in terms of membership as well as diversity, ranging from basic animal welfare to quality assurance of veterinary professional services and overall leadership in the Animal Resource Industry where members are responsible for certification and technical competence. Successive office bearers have volunteered their time and resources to ensure the achievement of the Association’s goals and objectives in areas including research, disease management, in spite of funding and human resource capacity challenges. Time has come for investment in developing the capacity of the secretariat to reduce overreliance on volunteerism from committee members. For more information about Kenya Veterinary Association, visit www.kenyavetassociation.com.
Phil Gahn, +1 (760) 908-6655
Chief Development Officer