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Apply Now: 3.3 Million GBP for M4D Innovations in Access to Basic Utilities

Of the 1.2 billion people who lack basic energy access around the world, 772 million are covered by mobile networks. Similar figures exist for water and sanitation, as 289 million of those lacking access to drinking water, and 2.4 billion people without improved sanitation facilities are covered by mobile networks. The GSMA M4D Utilities Innovation Fund awards grants to mobile operators, innovators and service providers to trial or scale commercially sustainable solutions that leverage mobile to directly improve access to basic utilities for underserved consumers. The GSMA M4D Utilities Innovation Fund is now open for applications!

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The Top Books Read by Youth on Mobile Devices

At Worldreader, we love using data to help our readers find books they not only want to open but love to read. That’s why this year, when thinking about our top books, we decided to focus on the books that drew people in and kept them reading. One of our biggest challenges at Worldreader is that we work with a wide range of readers who hail from Lagos to Delhi and everywhere in between. These different readers naturally have different tastes and needs but the similarities are sometimes the most striking. Regional Reading Tastes Our preschoolers and their parents in Delhi tended to like beautifully illustrated, fanciful tales like the The Talkative Tortoise, a bilingual Hindi-English picture book.

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Mobile Phones As Surveillance Tools: Implementing and Evaluating a Large-Scale Intersectoral…

by Zacharia Mtema, Joel Changalucha, Sarah Cleaveland, Martin Elias, Heather M. Ferguson, Jo E. B. Halliday, Daniel T. Haydon, Gurdeep Jaswant, Rudovick Kazwala, Gerry F

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5 Takeaways from UNESCO’s 2016 Mobile Learning Week

The 2016 UNESCO Mobile Learning Week kicked off last Monday with a webinar entitled Innovation and quality: Two sides of the same coin? The virtual event, held in partnership with Education Fast Forward, debated the extent to which mobile technology can strengthen the quality of education and facilitate learning. I was an expert panelist participating in the debate, representing one of 26 different countries, perspectives and experiences amongst the speakers. It was a truly rich and lively event, with every guest clearly impassioned by the power that mobile learning has to enable education in new ways, yet also cognizant of the obstacles to realizing those benefits. We are now on the fifth UNESCO Mobile Learning Week and the field has grown in so many interesting ways.

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Expecting Mothers Among First to Benefit from Cellphone Access in Myanmar

Myanmar was seen as the last frontier in mobile communications until recently when the government

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5 Reasons to Use Open SIM Kit to Modify Mobile Phone SIM Cards

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Taxing Kenya’s M-Pesa Picks the Pockets of the Poor

By Liliana Rojas-Suarez – Kenya has instituted a new tax that affects users of M-Pesa — a widely popular phone-based money transfer service used by more than half of Kenya’s adult population. The new 10 percent excise duty on fees charged for money transfer services applies to mobile phone providers, banks, and other money transfer agencies. Operated by Safaricom, the

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Key Takeaways from the World Bank’s 2012 Maximizing Mobile Report

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Africans Should be Developing for Smartphones, Not USSD or Feature Phones

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Many Kenyans share mobile phones, study finds

Researchers say most rural Kenyans don’t own a mobile, but many club together to share a single handset.

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mHealth to Improve TB Care

Author: Interactive Research and Development Publication Type: Report/White paper Publication Date: May 2012 Publication language: English Abstract: ‘mHealth to Improve TB Care’ is a new report demonstrating the enormous potential for mobile health (mHealth) to revolutionize the fight against tuberculosis (TB). Mobile phones provide TB care with much needed impetus, and initiatives intending to reap the benefits of this nascent field are launching all across the globe. In sharing the experiences of 31 TB-focused mHealth initiatives, this report seeks to lay the foundation for what will become an extensive knowledge-sharing and partnerships network benefitting all stakeholders in the field of TB, both old and new. View the report at:http://irdresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/mHealth-to-Improve-TB-Care.pdf E-mail the authors atTB_mHealth@irdresearch.org Research Paper – Link to or Upload Paper URL: http://irdresearch.org/wp-cont…

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mWASH: mobile phone applications for the water, sanitation, and hygiene…

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Do You Hear Me (In a Disaster)?

We just came across this video, posted by our ever-innovative colleagues at LIRNEAsia. In partnership with Sarvodaya, Sri Lanka’s largest development organisation, LIRNEAsia recently conducted research on how to best use mobile technology in emergencies.With ubiquitous and affordable mobile technology a reality not just in Asia but the world over, LIRNEAsia set out to ask a number of important questions: Can talking on the phone help those responding to emergencies to be better organized? How can voice services be used more efficiently in alerting and reporting about disasters than other channels? Where can computer technology make a difference in crisis management?The video details how LIRNEAsia is experimenting with the open-source Sahana disaster management platform, and with Freedom Fone’s interactive voice response system to investigate whether voice-based reporting can fit into globally accepted standards for sharing emergency data.

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Start mLearning initiatives outside the classroom

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