The African Data Initiative (ADI) is an on-going effort to help design and build statistical software that can easily be used throughout the developing world. It started through a crowd-funding campaign in November 2015, where close to £33,000 was raised to fund the initial development.
The team in Kenya has been incredibly busy working on the software, and had their first beta release in November 2016, one year on from the project start. Since then it has been showcased at numerous workshops and conferences, and received additional funding to support specific development to help explore climatic modelling and combat corruption.
R-Instat is looking towards its official release in July 2017 at the World Statistics Congress in Morocco.