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Selected sources of information about mobile apps and sites promoting international development.

Sélection de sources d'info sur des applis et sites mobiles qui peuvent aider au développement international.
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Rapport eLearning Africa 2014 : les TICE vont transformer le continent

Rapport eLearning Africa 2014 : les TICE vont transformer le continent | Mobile for Development.    Le mobile pour le développement. | Scoop.it
Ce rapport assez optimiste de 136 pages défend la thèse selon laquelle l'amélioration de l'éducation en Afrique dépendra de celle des communications et de la connectivité.

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Latest report from GSMA

Latest report from GSMA | Mobile for Development.    Le mobile pour le développement. | Scoop.it

"This report focuses new attention on Kenya’s emerging digital entrepreneurship ecosystem, with a unique perspective on entrepreneurs developing mobile enabled services."

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A NICE International ICT4D Failure | ICT Works

"The NICE case is interesting and it is admirable that the initiators have been open and transparent in their failure to create a successful project. Practitioners in the field need to learn from these types of cases and hopefully it will help to make their next Appropriate ICT4D project successful."

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Government partnerships essential to scale mhealth projects - Business Insights: mhealth | Devex

Government partnerships essential to scale mhealth projects - Business Insights: mhealth | Devex | Mobile for Development.    Le mobile pour le développement. | Scoop.it
Want to scale your mHealth solution? Mobile health implementers say the key is to engage with the government early and often so that they will eventually take over the project and bring it to scale.

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Mobile messaging system to secure land rights for the poor

Using a $1.5 million Global Impact Award, Landesa and FrontlineSMS will partner to transform the way land titling operates in developing countries, using mobile phones to change a slow, paper-based process into a more efficient, cost-effective system that communities and local governments can use to secure land rights for the most vulnerable populations. 

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Mobile Phones Are Now as Crucial as Food and Water in Emergency Aid - Nextgov.com

Mobile Phones Are Now as Crucial as Food and Water in Emergency Aid - Nextgov.com | Mobile for Development.    Le mobile pour le développement. | Scoop.it
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How teachers in Africa are failed by mobile learning - SciDev.Net

How teachers in Africa are failed by mobile learning - SciDev.Net | Mobile for Development.    Le mobile pour le développement. | Scoop.it
Only projects that work with existing education systems will improve learning and cut poverty, says Niall Winters.
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Le téléphone mobile, un outil de développement

Agriculture, santé, météo : des applications répondent aux besoins de certaines populations de pays pauvres.
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Mobile phone data are a treasure-trove for development

Mobile phone data are a treasure-trove for development | Mobile for Development.    Le mobile pour le développement. | Scoop.it

In resource-poor nations, the public sector often lives in an analogue world where piles of paper impede operations and policymakers are hindered by uncertainty about their own strengths and capabilities.

Nonetheless, mobile phones have quickly pervaded the lives of even the poorest: 75 per cent of the world's 5.5 billion mobile subscriptions are in emerging markets. These people are also generating digital trails of anything from their movements to mobile phone top-up patterns.

It may seem that putting this information to use would take vast analytical capacity. But using relatively simple methods, researchers can analyse existing mobile phone data, especially in poor countries, to improve decision-making.

 

Read more at: http://zunia.org/post/mobile-phone-data-are-a-treasure-trove-for-development


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By Playing This Game, You Deliver Bikes in Africa

By Playing This Game, You Deliver Bikes in Africa | Mobile for Development.    Le mobile pour le développement. | Scoop.it
'Sidekick Cycle' is a mobile game that helps deliver bicycles to those in need in Africa as part of a partnership with the World Bicycle Fund.

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Rapport eLearning Africa 2014 : les TICE vont transformer le continent

Rapport eLearning Africa 2014 : les TICE vont transformer le continent | Mobile for Development.    Le mobile pour le développement. | Scoop.it
Ce rapport assez optimiste de 136 pages défend la thèse selon laquelle l'amélioration de l'éducation en Afrique dépendra de celle des communications et de la connectivité.

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Five Smartphones for Under $50 USD

Five Smartphones for Under $50 USD | Mobile for Development.    Le mobile pour le développement. | Scoop.it

In a recent LinkedIn post, World Bank President Jim Kim discussed the global impact of smartphones in even the most remote areas of the world today. President Kim called cheap smartphones the “poor’s new window to the world

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That Fake iPhone Is Probably Full of Lead

That Fake iPhone Is Probably Full of Lead | Mobile for Development.    Le mobile pour le développement. | Scoop.it
Knockoff mobile devices have \'alarmingly high proportions of hazardous substances,\' report finds.
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Some of the countries that have high percentages of counterfeit mobile phones: India, Tanzania, Libya.

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Charity begins on your phone: east Africans buoyed by novel way of giving - The Guardian

Charity begins on your phone: east Africans buoyed by novel way of giving - The Guardian | Mobile for Development.    Le mobile pour le développement. | Scoop.it
The Guardian Charity begins on your phone: east Africans buoyed by novel way of giving The Guardian "We're totally different from other charities," enthuses Paul Niehaus, co-founder of GiveDirectly, a small, California-based non-profit that uses...
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Emergency Response in the Developing World: Exploring the Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media (with image, tweets) · pritheworld

After Kenya's Red Cross utilized Twitter effectively to match victims with first responders during the Westgate mall siege, many on Twitter began to debate the potential for social media to spread information accurately and quickly in a crisis...
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Why mobile learning on its own won't solve the access problem

Why mobile learning on its own won't solve the access problem | Mobile for Development.    Le mobile pour le développement. | Scoop.it
With the high penetration rate of mobile phones and the coming availability of cheap tablet computers across Africa, it is no surprise that there is strong interest in the use of mobile devices for...
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La révolution mobile en Afrique

La révolution mobile en Afrique | Mobile for Development.    Le mobile pour le développement. | Scoop.it
AFRIQUE / TECHNOLOGIE - Avec près d’un africain sur deux équipé d’un téléphone mobile, le continent est en train de vivre...
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Très bon rapport. Très complet. Un bon point de départ pour explorer la question.

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Mobile for Development Intelligence | MDI

Mobile for Development Intelligence | MDI | Mobile for Development.    Le mobile pour le développement. | Scoop.it
MDI: Data, analysis and community for developing world innovators using mobile technologies.
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"MDI educates and unites those who want to harness the power of mobile for good"

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Sharing Knowledge on Mobile Phones for Maternal and Child Health

Sharing Knowledge on Mobile Phones for Maternal and Child Health | Mobile for Development.    Le mobile pour le développement. | Scoop.it

Mobile health (mHealth) is a solution for women – providing immediate, lifesaving services to address dire maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) challenges. This emerging field – a global movement – is reaching mothers, who need health services the most.

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Mobiles for Development | a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) by IIT Kanpur and COL

Mobiles for Development | a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) by IIT Kanpur and COL | Mobile for Development.    Le mobile pour le développement. | Scoop.it

Mobile communication and computing technologies have much potential to contribute to human development. This is already felt in some measure in learning. There are reports of new advantages and benefits in key other sectors such as agriculture and food production and rural credit and finance. This course is about important concepts and practices in mobile technologies that are relevant to learning and education, agricultural extension and rural credit and finance.

 

 

Read more at: http://m4d.colfinder.org/

 


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