Grameen puts mobile technology to the test

In early 2009 the Grameen Foundation went to Uganda with the idea of creating a fluid and effective two way communication channel between rural farmers and the world of agricultural experts, development agencies, traders and commercial players. Through this loop, rural small holder farmers would be given livelihood saving agricultural information generated by the experts […]

Mobile-based livelihood services

Mobile-Based Livelihood Services In Africa: Pilots And Early Deployments is a paper by Jonathan Donner, a researcher in the Technology for Emerging Markets Group at Microsoft Research India, presented at a Conference on Development and Information Technologies. Mobile Phones and Internet in Latin America and Africa: What benefits for the most disadvantaged? last October. The […]

Social Range – Extending the reach of social entrepreneurship

SocialRange.com allows you to develop mobile applications regardless of your ability to program a computer. Throughout the world Short Message Service (SMS) and texting takes the place of email and often voice communications. SocialRange.com provides a central location for you to experiment with new ideas, aggregate your data from multiple sites, and generate reports on […]

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