Southern Innovator Magazine, Issue 1: Mobile Phones and Information…

Author: Gitta, Cosmas; Editor Publication Type: Magazine or newspaper article Publication Date: May 2011 Publisher/Journal: UNDP Publication language: English Abstract: These success stories culled from across South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East profile entrepreneurs, public private partnerships and civil society efforts to meet the challenges of life in the modern world from the perspective of the developing world. This first issue of Southern Innovator showcases the transformative role that mobile phones and information technology have played in the developing world over the past decade.In searching out these stories of development progress that span the globe, we have seen instances where home-grown ingenuity and technologies to solve every-day problems offer real solutions, as in the case of Maker Faire Africa. We are also looking for those stories that have far-reaching applicability, as in the case of Ushahidi—a crisis-mapping technology developed in Kenya that has gone global. These snapshots of Southern triumphs also show a generation concerned about meeting the Millennium Development Goals and it is our hope that they spur others to action.

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Southern Innovator Magazine, Issue 1: Mobile Phones and Information…