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Apply for $140,000 GSMA mWomen Innovation Fund Grants

Apply for $140,000 GSMA mWomen Innovation Fund Grants

Published on: Oct 18 2013 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
The GSMA mWomen team is delighted to announce the launch of the fourth round of Innovation Fund grants. The goal of the NGO grants is to provide seed funding for...
A 20 Percent Tax on Mobile Phones: What is Ghana’s Parliament Thinking?

A 20 Percent Tax on Mobile Phones: What is Ghana’s Parliament Thinking?

Published on: Jul 26 2013 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
I am not Ghanian. I do not live in Ghana. So maybe I am missing something obvious. But I am very confused as to why Ghana’s Parliament passed a bill to re-impose...
How Can Mobile Services Improve Youth Employment Opportunities?

How Can Mobile Services Improve Youth Employment Opportunities?

Published on: Jul 01 2013 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
According to the UN, there are 75 million unemployed youth globally, making youth unemployment one of the biggest challenges for both developing and developed...
Mobile Phones, Like All Technologies, Are Gender Neutral

Mobile Phones, Like All Technologies, Are Gender Neutral

Published on: May 10 2013 by Wayan Vota - 16 Comments
At the first Technology Salon in London, we had a very thoughtful discussion on the implications of gender in using mobile technologies to stimulate social and...
How Gender Influences Mobile Technologies for Development

How Gender Influences Mobile Technologies for Development

Published on: May 08 2013 by Guest Writer - Comments Off
  The very first Technology Salon to take place in London occurred just three days after the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) announced that...
Surprise! Free Public Internet Access Venues Do Not Compete with Mobile Phones for Users

Surprise! Free Public Internet Access Venues Do Not Compete with Mobile Phones for Users

Published on: Dec 21 2012 by Guest Writer - Comments Off
The Public Access, Private Mobile report studied the interplay of shared access and the mobile Internet for teenagers in Cape Town. It covered a large amount of...
How Technology Can Support Migratory Children and Youth

How Technology Can Support Migratory Children and Youth

Published on: Nov 28 2012 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off
The November 14, 2012, Technology Salon NYC focused on ways that ICTs can support work with children who migrate. Our lead discussants were: Sarah Engebretsen and...
The Best Mobile Data Collection System Exists: Choice is the Challenge

The Best Mobile Data Collection System Exists: Choice is the Challenge

Published on: Sep 28 2012 by Guest Writer - 7 Comments
You might think that the topic of collecting data via mobile devices would be a rather dry discussion of data management and statistical methodology. You would...
Key Takeaways from the World Bank’s 2012 Maximizing Mobile Report

Key Takeaways from the World Bank’s 2012 Maximizing Mobile Report

Published on: Sep 26 2012 by Tim Kaltic - Comments Off
As of 2012, nearly three-quarters of the world’s population has access to a mobile phone. Soon it will be common knowledge that the developing world is more dependent...
How Can We Use Mobile Devices for Youth Workforce Development?

How Can We Use Mobile Devices for Youth Workforce Development?

Published on: Sep 05 2012 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off
This week the mEducation Alliance* will host its second symposium, bringing together institutions and organizations that are interested in and/or supporting...