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Reaching the Millennium Development Goals through innovation

Innovation and new technologies are tackling old challenges and accelerating progress toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In this video Erica Kotchi from UNICEF Innovation addresse...


SMS quizzes, chats, micro-blogging & the battle against HIV/AIDS

What is 'social mobile', and what's it got to do with Millennium Development Goal 6: to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases? Let me share three novel and innovative social mobile initiatives: ...

Guillaume, Tostan

Tostan and the Jokko Initiative: mobile technology amplifying social change

Jokko (or Jokoo) means “communication” or “dialogue” in Wolof, a national language in Senegal, West Africa. Since 1991, Tostan has brought its holistic, human rights-based, 30-month non-f...


Scaling mobile services for development: What will it take?

M-services have the potential to change the way developing economies deliver essential social and economic services and attain sustainable growth, but it will take a combined and concerted effort to r...


Mobile phones and citizen media

Citizen media, or media created by non-journalists, is having a huge impact today. Mobile phones are making the spread of information even easier. Mobile phones have already played a significant ro...

Martin, New Media Strategy MV

The importance of the mobile phone to developing countries

What's the best way to make sure people in the developing world are connected to today's technology? Cell phones, not computers, are the answer. The reach of the mobile phone by far outnumbers any...


Myths and realities about women and mobile phones

Image by Getty Images via Daylif Many think that mobile phones are an easy way to bring technology to developing countries. But are women being left out of the equation? Mobile phones have ...

Marion, University of Cape Town

Mobile literacies – bridging the gap between phone and book

The limitations of mobile access mean that it is still an urgent priority to improve computer access in schools and libraries, particularly in rural areas, and to make broadband internet access more a...

R. Craig, George Washington Uni.

Mobile internet access in developing countries

Is mobile internet access in the developing world a viable option? It's time to explore new avenues of technology. I have been leery of getting behind web-based applications for social marketing in ...

Ben, O

Mobile banks in the developing world prove simpler is better

Using mobile banks in developing nations is an efficient way to reach those without bank accounts. Above all, the most user friendly mobile banks are the most successful. Recent initiatives designe...

Ssozi, Women of Uganda

Internet vs mobile phone: rural farmers to judge!

The mobile phone has proved to be a very handy tool due to its flexibility in functionality and yet doesn’t require special skills to operate. Talking about social media and ICT. Today I am helpi...

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