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  • A New ICT4D Paradigm: Women + Mobile Phones + mServices = Economic Development

    Washington DC | By on July 19, 2010 | Comments Off on A New ICT4D Paradigm: Women + Mobile Phones + mServices = Economic Development

    While everyone is amazed at the quick proliferation of mobile phones in the developing world, here’s a startling statistic which should check our unbridled enthusiasm for m-everything: 73% of women in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia do not have a mobile phone. Across all developing countries, adult women are 21% less likely to have a…

  • mServices for Women: the Social and Economic Impact of Closing Mobile Phone Gender Gap

    Washington DC | By on July 2, 2010 | Comments Off on mServices for Women: the Social and Economic Impact of Closing Mobile Phone Gender Gap

    Over 300 million women are being left out of the benefits of mobile phone ownership as it becomes the most ubiquitous technology in the developing world, which has major implications given women’s role in social and economic development. Furthermore, the potential value of cell phone ownership increases as mobile services (mServices) including health, finance, and…

  • Sorting the Future of SMS4Dev at San Francisco Salon

    San Francisco | By on June 24, 2010 | Comments Off on Sorting the Future of SMS4Dev at San Francisco Salon

    Short Message Service (SMS) text messages, which started as a way for Nokia engineers to test mobile phone network operations, has grown into a killer app – for everyone. At the SMS4Dev Technology Salon in San Francisco, we looked at three ways to apply SMS to pressing development projects.

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