On	
  the	
  Frontline:	
  
Technology,	
  Design	
  and	
  
Social	
  Change	
  


Ken	
  Banks	
  
Founder	
  




     ...
Mobile	
  conservation	
  
Photo:	
  Karen	
  Hayes	
  


                               Humanitarian Technology Challenge...
Local.	
  Global.	
  Mobile	
  impact	
  
Photo:	
  Ken	
  Banks,	
  kiwanja.net	
  


                                   ...
African	
  entrepreneurship	
  
Photo:	
  Ken	
  Banks,	
  kiwanja.net	
  


                                             ...
SMS	
  on	
  the	
  frontline	
  
Photo:	
  Josh	
  Nesbit	
  


                                    Humanitarian Technolo...
Dictators	
  from	
  space	
  
Image:	
  http://www.globalsecurity.org	
  



                                            ...
The	
  dark	
  continent(s)	
  
Image:	
  NASA	
  



                                  Humanitarian Technology Challenge ...
Image:	
  GSM	
  World	
  /	
  GSM	
  Association	
  

                                                        Humanitaria...
Mobile	
  adoption	
  by	
  users	
  drives        	
  
 SMS	
  adoption	
  by	
  local	
  NGOs  	
  
which	
  is	
  incre...
Photo:	
  Ken	
  Banks,	
  kiwanja.net	
  


                                             Humanitarian Technology Challeng...
Photo:	
  Ken	
  Banks,	
  kiwanja.net	
  


                                             Humanitarian Technology Challeng...
Photo:	
  Ken	
  Banks,	
  kiwanja.net	
  


                                             Humanitarian Technology Challeng...
Photo:	
  Ken	
  Banks,	
  kiwanja.net	
  


                                             Humanitarian Technology Challeng...
Photo:	
  Ken	
  Banks,	
  kiwanja.net	
  


                                             Humanitarian Technology Challeng...
Photo:	
  Ken	
  Banks,	
  kiwanja.net	
  

                                             Humanitarian Technology Challenge...
Photo:	
  Ken	
  Banks,	
  kiwanja.net	
  

                                             Humanitarian Technology Challenge...
Photo:	
  Ken	
  Banks,	
  kiwanja.net	
  


                                             Humanitarian Technology Challeng...
Photo:	
  Ken	
  Banks,	
  kiwanja.net	
  


                                             Humanitarian Technology Challeng...
Photo:	
  Ken	
  Banks,	
  kiwanja.net	
  

                                             Humanitarian Technology Challenge...
Photo:	
  Ken	
  Banks,	
  kiwanja.net	
  


                                             Humanitarian Technology Challeng...
Photo:	
  Ken	
  Banks,	
  kiwanja.net	
  

                                             Humanitarian Technology Challenge...
Photo:	
  Ken	
  Banks,	
  kiwanja.net	
  

                                             Humanitarian Technology Challenge...
“The	
  impact	
  that	
  mobile	
  phones	
  have             	
  
        on	
  the	
  developing	
  world	
  is	
  as
 ...
It’s	
  about	
  control	
  and	
  ownership	
  
Photo:	
  National	
  Geographic	
  


                                  ...
Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
Health	
                    Radio	
  

Alerts	
                    Monitoring	
  

Jobs	
                      Surveys	
  ...
Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
ROOTS	
  IN	
  	
  

CONSERVATION	
  
	
  	
  	
  	
  NOT	
  
	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  ACTIVISM	
  
       ...
Bushbuckridge,	
  South	
  Africa	
  
Photo:	
  Ken	
  Banks,	
  kiwanja.net	
  


                                       ...
“FrontlineSMS	
  provides	
  the	
  tools	
  necessary	
  for	
  
people	
  to	
  create	
  their	
  own	
  projects	
  th...
Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
Nigeria	
  /	
  Philippines	
  /	
  Malawi	
  




                                             Humanitarian Technology Ch...
Zimbabwe	
  




               Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
Kenya,	
  Malawi,	
  Uganda,	
  Zambia	
  




Image:	
  Stop	
  Stockouts	
  



                                       H...
Afghanistan	
  




                  Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
“During	
  a	
  recent	
  security	
  alert,	
  
FrontlineSMS	
  was	
  essential	
  for	
  us	
  getting	
  
 the	
  word...
Iraq	
  




           Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
Vietnam,	
  Cameroon,	
  Nepal	
  




                                     Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2...
Malawi	
  




Photo:	
  Josh	
  Nesbit	
  



                               Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference...
Impact	
  after	
  _irst	
  
six	
  months	
  of	
  
operation:	
  

Fuel	
  saving:	
  
$3,500	
  
Travel	
  time	
  savi...
Kenya,	
  Tanzania	
  




Photo:	
  Kickstart	
  



                          Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conferen...
Afghanistan	
  




                  Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
Obama	
  in	
  Ghana	
  




Image:	
  Guardian.co.uk	
  


                               Humanitarian Technology Challen...
Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
Community	
  




                Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
Engage.	
  Entertain.	
  Connect.	
  
Photo:	
  Erik	
  Hersman,	
  White	
  African	
  


                               ...
Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
Engage.	
  Entertain.	
  Connect.	
  
Photos:	
  Various	
  


                                        Humanitarian Techno...
Photo:	
  http://	
  www.thevoiceofreason.com	
  


                                                    Humanitarian Techn...
Don’t	
  lose	
  sight	
  of	
  the	
  bigger	
  picture	
  
Photo:	
  Ken	
  Banks,	
  kiwanja.net	
  


                ...
Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
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On the front line mlibraries seminar May 2010

  1. 1. On  the  Frontline:   Technology,  Design  and   Social  Change   Ken  Banks   Founder   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  2. 2. Mobile  conservation   Photo:  Karen  Hayes   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  3. 3. Local.  Global.  Mobile  impact   Photo:  Ken  Banks,  kiwanja.net   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  4. 4. African  entrepreneurship   Photo:  Ken  Banks,  kiwanja.net   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  5. 5. SMS  on  the  frontline   Photo:  Josh  Nesbit   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  6. 6. Dictators  from  space   Image:  http://www.globalsecurity.org   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  7. 7. The  dark  continent(s)   Image:  NASA   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  8. 8. Image:  GSM  World  /  GSM  Association   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  9. 9. Mobile  adoption  by  users  drives   SMS  adoption  by  local  NGOs   which  is  increasingly  driven  by   a  range  of   formal  and  informal   economic  activity,  without  which   little  would  be  possible   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  10. 10. Photo:  Ken  Banks,  kiwanja.net   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  11. 11. Photo:  Ken  Banks,  kiwanja.net   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  12. 12. Photo:  Ken  Banks,  kiwanja.net   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  13. 13. Photo:  Ken  Banks,  kiwanja.net   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  14. 14. Photo:  Ken  Banks,  kiwanja.net   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  15. 15. Photo:  Ken  Banks,  kiwanja.net   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  16. 16. Photo:  Ken  Banks,  kiwanja.net   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  17. 17. Photo:  Ken  Banks,  kiwanja.net   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  18. 18. Photo:  Ken  Banks,  kiwanja.net   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  19. 19. Photo:  Ken  Banks,  kiwanja.net   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  20. 20. Photo:  Ken  Banks,  kiwanja.net   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  21. 21. Photo:  Ken  Banks,  kiwanja.net   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  22. 22. Photo:  Ken  Banks,  kiwanja.net   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  23. 23. “The  impact  that  mobile  phones  have   on  the  developing  world  is  as   revolutionary  as  roads,  railways  and   ports,  increasing  social  cohesion  and   releasing  the  entrepreneurial  spirit   that  stimulates  trade  and  creates  jobs”   Professor  Leonard  Waverman   London  Business  School   February  2007   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  24. 24. It’s  about  control  and  ownership   Photo:  National  Geographic   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  25. 25. Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  26. 26. Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  27. 27. Health   Radio   Alerts   Monitoring   Jobs   Surveys   Prices   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  28. 28. Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  29. 29. ROOTS  IN     CONSERVATION          NOT                      ACTIVISM   (although  the  problems  are  not  too  dissimilar)     Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  30. 30. Bushbuckridge,  South  Africa   Photo:  Ken  Banks,  kiwanja.net   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  31. 31. “FrontlineSMS  provides  the  tools  necessary  for   people  to  create  their  own  projects  that  make  a   difference   It  empowers  innovators  and  organisers  in  the   developing  world  to  achieve  their  full  potential   through  their  own  ingenuity”   Africa  Journal     “ICT  infrastructure  –  Meet  the  innovators”   Fall  2007   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  32. 32. Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  33. 33. Nigeria  /  Philippines  /  Malawi   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  34. 34. Zimbabwe   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  35. 35. Kenya,  Malawi,  Uganda,  Zambia   Image:  Stop  Stockouts   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  36. 36. Afghanistan   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  37. 37. “During  a  recent  security  alert,   FrontlineSMS  was  essential  for  us  getting   the  word  out  quickly.  E-­‐mail  was  down,   voice  was  spotty  but  SMS  still  worked   We  had  female  staff  at  a  school  near  a   major  incident  and  were  able  to  tell  them   to  stay  put  till  things  quietened  down.  All   my  staff  made  it  home  safe  today”   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  38. 38. Iraq   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  39. 39. Vietnam,  Cameroon,  Nepal   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  40. 40. Malawi   Photo:  Josh  Nesbit   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  41. 41. Impact  after  _irst   six  months  of   operation:   Fuel  saving:   $3,500   Travel  time  saving:   1,000  hours   Annual  running  costs:   $500   Implementation  costs:   $3,000   Data:  Josh  Nesbit   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  42. 42. Kenya,  Tanzania   Photo:  Kickstart   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  43. 43. Afghanistan   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  44. 44. Obama  in  Ghana   Image:  Guardian.co.uk   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  45. 45. Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  46. 46. Community   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  47. 47. Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  48. 48. Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  49. 49. Engage.  Entertain.  Connect.   Photo:  Erik  Hersman,  White  African   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  50. 50. Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  51. 51. Engage.  Entertain.  Connect.   Photos:  Various   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  52. 52. Photo:  http://  www.thevoiceofreason.com   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  53. 53. Don’t  lose  sight  of  the  bigger  picture   Photo:  Ken  Banks,  kiwanja.net   Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009
  54. 54. Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 2009

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