web 2.0 for development

Mobile Phones for Social Change in Africa


cellphoneLast thinking before going to vacation: how to use mobile phones to support social change in Africa, moving web activities towards the cellphones and possibly other devices.

In Almada we talked about future applications of KM on mobile phone. Communication Initiative recently dedicated its newsletter to initiatives involving cell phones in Africa.


Two weeks ago, I re-launched this stimulus to the km4dev list and received a long list of activities and projects already going on. Interesting!

I’ll spend the calm weeks of August reading and studying to understand what the needs are and what can work. 😉

Author: Luca Servo @ talksharelearn

Passionate about social media, development projects and the world. Currently, I’m supporting the Emergency Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in managing its online communication through the website, the social media and the mobile apps.

2 thoughts on “Mobile Phones for Social Change in Africa

  1. Hi Luca

    Came across your post during a regular trawl of the web. Will be interesting to see what you come out with.

    We’ve been in touch in the past, and chatted on Skype, unless there are two Luca’s at the FAO interested in mobiles (there are probably many more, to be honest).

    Have a good break…


  2. Pingback: Who is using mobile phones for development « talk-share-learn

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