Mobile Apps: The New Agents of Social Change

From women in rural India, to farmers in Africa, and factory workers in Thailand, mobile phones have reached every nook and corner of the world. There are now over 650 million handsets in Africa. Asia alone has 2.8 billion mobile subscriptions.

Given the immense permeation power of mobile phones, social organisations have realized its ability to leverage mobile technology to create social impact. An overwhelming 81 percent of surveyed NGOs rated text messaging on mobile phones as the most effective channel to engage end beneficiaries in emerging markets. …

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Capacitating grassroots organizations with ICT solutions

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The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) revolution has changed the way we see and experience the world. Paradoxically, most grassroots organizations working at BoP (bottom of the pyramid) levels tend to stick to traditional methods for most of their operations such as data collection, impact assessment, needs assessment, project and scheme monitoring, resource management and so on. …


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