This slideshow shares the seeds of a vision to engage grassroots women activists on the edge in regional and global networks. Contact email@example.com if you have a project/network that might
This slideshow shares the seeds of a vision to engage grassroots women activists on the edge in regional and global networks. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a project/network that might benefit from mobile tools.
1. InSTEDD mission 2. GRO intersection 3. The need - $ on coms, not well targeted, ecosystem not well covered (except mhealth, and that is focused on providers) why important - big bang for buck, activist will be there long after opportunities - activist groups, networks of NGOs, could expand to environ. other 4. Relevant apps, collaboration, help those at the edge, help people support each other is the key dimension here 4a - Ways Geochat can be used for activists - show what apps help with which tasks and how 1)eople far apart, stay in touch - dometic/global - [other apps - describe] 2) support 3) monitor situations 4) problem solve 5) help coordinate between NGOs/groups on a particular problem * 5. Geochat as focal app...Strategies a. Test sites - folks with extensive user contact - int'l= 1 within group, 1 between group (usha, HRW?, domestic - can have more direct contact - health/other, SF support groups?)- every 2-3 weeks do a check in with feedback... Generalize - do a packet Do large disseminatio - student networks - GRO networks - word of mouth b. rapid prototype - field labini's funded by global north donors if common threads of requirements identified c. do 'mash up' with people in need - at various conferences...
Those messages appear on a map for those who have internet (or on a phone)
Create regional discussion groups over SMS – within or between groups
Mobile & Women’s Networks How can mobile phones be used to strengthen the great work already happening among women around the world? Prepared by Mary Jane Marcus at InSTEDD, [email_address] - DRAFT of 6/5/09
Women’s networks/groups are harnessed through peer knowledge sharing and mutual support. As a result, these regional networks are stronger, more effective, vibrant and connected! Women with only a mobile phone are as engaged as those with internet access
Possible Scenario for GeoChat: Helping Women Connect with Their Team (possibly spread out in different villages, towns) Chief says women are protected here HQ: Good to hear from you 100 women came to gathering! Need more water Prepared by InSTEDD, email@example.com
Possible Scenario: Connecting Women Working on Similar Issues in a Region Prepared by InSTEDD, firstname.lastname@example.org
Possible GeoChat Scenario: Strengthening the Movement: Women Connect Between Countries/Regions Prepared by InSTEDD, email@example.com
In a way that is connected with women technologists! Prepared by InSTEDD, firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Use GeoChat: Takes 5 minutes Create a group on the GeoChat website. Ask group members to join from their mobile phones with their name and the group name. Send: “ YOUR NAME*GROUP NAME” (example: paul zula*foi) to the number for your country. Numbers here: http://geochat.instedd.org/Home/SharedGateways Display Name (ex: Paul Zula)– the name that will appear before each message you send. Make sure your team can recognize you with this name. Group name (ex: FOI, for Friends of InSTEDD) – enter the short version of the group name