Tag: ICT

  • Stories from the Field: What do our Community Knowledge Workers do?

    Edward Chelangat is CKW Field officer in Kapchorwa Uganda,at Grameen Foundation Uganda

    John Mamosogo is a farmer from Tangwen parish, Kabeywa subcounty,  Rumasaki village, who farms coffee as a business. His CKW is Tabitha Solimo whom he refers to as madam in the story. When I visited him, on August 8, 2011 he told me the following about CKW work and coffee farming:

    “I had a friend called Ben who knows madam [CKW Tabitha Solimo], when we were walking together, he told me he was going to check something in the internet. I asked him where is the internet? He...

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  • Can We Text Our Way to Behavior Change?

    Jason Hahn is Business Development Manager ICT Innovation, at Grameen Foundation Seattle.

    Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) that show the evidence of mobile phone based development interventions do not come out every day.  At Grameen Foundation we look forward to them as they can help us shape our interventions with fact-based evidence of other interventions that worked – especially when they show an almost 25% change in behavior.

    It was with great interest to read about one that did just that in a recent Lancent article on "the effect of mobile phone...

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  • AppLab Indonesia wins Global Telecoms Award for Best Mobile Application Innovation

    Congratulations to the AppLab Indonesia team!

    Together with our partners, Qualcomm Wireless Reach®, Ruma and Bakrie Telecom, the AppLab Indonesia team was awarded the Global Telecoms Award for the Best Mobile Application Innovation on June 7th in London.  This is well deserved recognition for the considerable investment of time, energy and creativity of the AppLab team, led by Farid Maruf in Jakarta and guided by Sean DeWitt in our Washington, D.C. office, who over the past several years has worked tirelessly to create our technology innovation hub in...

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