2002-03 - USA: Reuters Digital Vision Fellowship Programme, Stanford University

He won a scholarship to become a fellow at Stanford to research and develop a humanitarian mapping technology, using space applications. The fellowship enabled him to build a team of 23 academics and students who built a satellite and GPS technology that won a top prize at the Stanford Business Association of Stanford Engineering Students, in 2003. The technology consisted, in essence, of a system to map emergency data at ground level, then send if via an Iridium satellite link to a web server, where it was plotted on a map. Out of this project came Global MapAid.