Text To Change Mobile Monday Amsterdam. Mo#12

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In this video Hajo van Beijma talks about the current state of the for profit, non-for profit and about partnerships around Mobile in emerging markets. In a short overview Hajo opens the subject for the event. He talks about mobile banking, the impact on agricultural activities, activism, the use of the mobile channel by the government and the educational sector, and how mobile helps to educate around health subjects. Hajo illustrates these subjects with clear examples from the field.

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Text To Change Mobile Monday Amsterdam. Mo#12

  1. 1. Mobiles for development
  2. 2. This is not a presentation!
  3. 3. Subs: Tools: •mBanking • Text message quizzes •mAgricultural • Keywords •mActivism • Interactive voice response • Data gathering •mGovernment • Medicine Adherence •mEducation • Daily Updates •mHealth Where: • Africa • Asia • South-America How: • Sms • Voice
  4. 4. Why Mobiles? How about : Internet, Stand-alone computers, Posters, Radio? Mobile colonization?
  5. 5. Players: -Providers -Governments -Companies -Funders -NGO’s Success Stories: -Papers -Awards Look at failures!
  6. 6. 1 Million Mobile Phones are being added every week in Africa Is this just an image of the Sahara? 
  7. 7. Or is this the place for innovation, mobile empowerment, partnerships and active participation?
  8. 8. What comes first? -Reports -Software development -Research -Pilots (pilotitis) -Funding -Partnerships Large NGO’s vs. Small. Open Source ?!? You!! What do you need?
  9. 9. Future? -Mobile Internet -MMS -USSD -Text Messages #Governmental Programs #Mobile Providers #Company Workplace Programs *Demand driven programs *Look at problem then Solution >No more duplicate efforts: open-data, collaboration, open- source
  10. 10. Text to Change quiz: Sms “go ttc” to 1008
  11. 11. Hajo van Beijma http://www.texttochange.com hvanbeijma@texttochange.com +31628265485 twitter.com/hajovanbeijma linkedin.com/in/hajovanbeijma

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