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6 Ways Cell Phones Are Changing the World (Beyond the Ways You're Probably Thinking)

6 Ways Cell Phones Are Changing the World (Beyond the Ways You're Probably Thinking) | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
In a world where more people have access to a cell phone than a toilet, we have to ask: what are all those phones doing? And are they really making a difference?
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In Tanzania, Farmers Reap the Benefits of Radio

In Tanzania, Farmers Reap the Benefits of Radio | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
On farms in sub-Saharan Africa, where Internet and cell phones are often scarce, an old-school wireless technology is a critical tool.
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The @gricultural revolution

We increasingly hear about innovation taking place in Africa and other countries in the South. ICTs appears to be in the driving seat. Do these testimonies reflect localised initiatives or are there any significant trends at national and continental level? Are we at the edge of a second agricultural revolution? Let's see what the numbers are telling us ....
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Matibabu, l'application mobile qui traque le paludisme

Matibabu, l'application mobile qui traque le paludisme | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

L'application 'Matibabu', développée par des étudiants ougandais, permet de diagnostiquer le paludisme sans passer par la case laboratoire. 

Imaginez un hôpital dans un téléphone. L'image peut sembler osée, mais c'est pourtant l'un des défis que se sont fixés Josiah Kavuma, Simon Lubambo, Joshua Businge et Brian Gitta. Ces étudiants ougandais ont développé l'application mobile Matibabu ("centre médical" en swahili) qui permet de diagnostiquer le paludisme sans besoin de prise de sang, sans piqûre, sans microscope et sans passer par un laboratoire médical.

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Allô, l’Afrique ?

Allô, l’Afrique ? | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Le téléphone fixe ne s’est jamais imposé sur le continent mais les mobiles, eux, dessinent une nouvelle carte.
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If We ‘Text’ It, Will They Learn?

If We ‘Text’ It, Will They Learn? | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Cell phones and teacher professional development

In the avian world, magpies are noted for their fascination with  shiny objects with which they line their nests. Those of us in educational  technology share a similar affinity regarding technology objects. Currently, the  technology tool that shines brightest in international educational development is  the mobile phone. As a result, many organizations are lining existing programs  for adult learners, students, and increasingly, teachers with some sort of mobile  service delivery

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The World in 2013 - ICT Facts and figures

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All you need to know about the mobile revolution

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Nigéria : 10 millions de téléphones portables pour les agriculteurs

Nigéria : 10 millions de téléphones portables pour les agriculteurs | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Pour tenter d'enrayer la pauvreté persistante de sa population rurale, le Nigeria fait le pari de la technologie. Dix millions de portables vont être distribués aux agriculteurs du pays.
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IC4D 2012: Maximizing Mobile

IC4D 2012: Maximizing Mobile | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

This report analyzes the growth and evolution of applications for mobile phones, focusing on their use in agriculture, health and financial services, as well as their impact on employment and government. It also explores the consequences for development of the emerging “app economy”, summarizing current thinking and seeking to inform the debate on the use of mobile phones for development. It’s no longer about the phone itself, but about how it is used, and the content and applications that mobile phones open.

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The mHealth Planning Guide: Key Considerations for Integrating Mobile Technology into Health Programs

The mHealth Planning Guide: Key Considerations for Integrating Mobile Technology into Health Programs | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Over the past decade, mobile health, or mHealth, has emerged as a cutting-edge tool for expanding access to health information and services around the world. mHealth uses mobile and wireless technologies, such as mobile phones, patient monitoring devices, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and mobile software applications (apps), to achieve health objectives.

Why are a growing number of health programs—and even district and national health systems—turning to these technologies to support their efforts? There are many good reasons to consider using mHealth tools to improve public health. In fact, there are billions of reasons…as in billions of mobile phone users, including some of the poorest people in the world, living in the most difficult settings. Many of these mobile phone users are health workers and their clients who face a range of barriers to accessing health information and services. Sometimes characterized as “underserved” or “marginalized,” there is one way these populations have already been reached—by mobile telecommunications carriers. 

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The road to surveillance is paved with good intentions – and warning signs

The road to surveillance is paved with good intentions – and warning signs | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Carly Nyst: Iris scanning and GPS tracking are increasingly central to the delivery of aid. The consequences could be devastating
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Rich Millennials Think Technology Makes Us Less Human. Old Poor Women Disagree.

Rich Millennials Think Technology Makes Us Less Human. Old Poor Women Disagree. | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
You might think that young people are enthusiastically embracing new technology, while older folks fear and resist it. But a wide-ranging, eight-country survey released by Intel today challenges that stereotype.
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African teachers must play a central role in the mobile phone revolution

African teachers must play a central role in the mobile phone revolution | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Only projects that work with existing education systems, not against them, will bolster learning and eradicate poverty
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Mobile phones have been a gift for development, says Jeffrey Sachs

Mobile phones have been a gift for development, says Jeffrey Sachs | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Better access to technology can help achieve millennium goals, says economist, as UN calls for affordable broadband worldwide
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The Power of Mobile: Saving Uganda's Banana Crop

The Power of Mobile: Saving Uganda's Banana Crop | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Bananas constitute 70% of the family food basket in Uganda. Through my work on the Uganda Agricultural Technology and Agribusiness Advisory (ATAAS) project, I learned that a devastating Banana Bacterial Wilt (BBW) infection has been spreading  through the country, killing banana plantations and threatening food security.

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Health on the move

Health on the move | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
A policy briefing focusing on how the mobile phone offers important opportunities for saving lives, drawing on BBC Media Action's direct experience in using phones to improve health education in one of the poorest states of India.
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Une application mobile pour lutter contre la mortalité maternelle et juvénile | CTB Sénégal

Une application mobile pour lutter contre la mortalité maternelle et juvénile | CTB Sénégal | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Djobi combine technologies mobiles et un système de partenariat innovant pour lutter contre la mortalité maternelle et infantile.

1. Pour un coût modeste, les familles adhèrent à une micro-assurance santé proposée par les mutuelles de santé partenaires.

2. Des agents de santé communautaires rendent visite aux familles adhérentes pour collecter les données relatives à la santé des mamans et leurs enfants.

3. Grâce à un téléphone mobile équipé de l'application Djobi, les données sont envoyées le jour-même, via un serveur sécurisé, au responsable local du système de santé (infirmier chef de poste, médecin,...).

4. En cas de problème, le médecin alerte la mutuelle pour que l'enfant ou la maman soit amené au poste de santé.

5. La consultation est prise en charge par la mutuelle et les médicaments sont remboursés selon les modalités en vigueur dans chaque mutuelle de santé.

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Mobile phone boom in developing world could boost e-learning

Mobile phone boom in developing world could boost e-learning | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

A study of young people Ghana, Morocco, Uganda and Maharashtra aims to encourage networks to improve education through mobile technology.

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