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Hey ICT4D, It Is Time We Take Fun Seriously

Hey ICT4D, It Is Time We Take Fun Seriously

Published on: Oct 15 2014 by Kristen Roggemann - Leave a Comment
Five million mobile value-added service subscribers in three months. 25,000 hours of user engagement daily.  All in remote villages in Bihar, one of the most marginalized...
mWomen: Where Mobile Tech and Women Intersect

mWomen: Where Mobile Tech and Women Intersect

Published on: Aug 06 2014 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
If you’re active on Twitter you’ve probably come across the hashtag #mWomen. mWomen is a new tagline referring to mobile tools and programs centered on the...
Please RSVP Now: How Can mEmployment Improve Youth Opportunities in Africa?

Please RSVP Now: How Can mEmployment Improve Youth Opportunities in Africa?

Published on: Jun 05 2014 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off
Please RSVP Now Africa has the youngest population in the world with +200 million people ages 15-24 years, which is set to double by 2045. However, youth unemployment...
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...