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  1. 1. M4D - Mobile Communication for DevelopmentDr. Jakob Svensson & Dr. Caroline Wamala Centre for HumanIT–Karlstad University www.kau.se/humanit Presentation Compare, Feb 8, 2013, Karlstad
  2. 2. M4D - Mobile Communication for Development- The rise and uptake of mobile communication has been accelerating at a remarkable pace- Especially in developing regions
  3. 3. Global ICT development 2000-2010
  4. 4. Mobile Telephony- Over 5.3 billion connected by November 2010- 80 % of world pop. access to mobile networks- 200 000 SMS sent every second
  5. 5. Developing regions are dominating
  6. 6. The Centre for HumanIT at Karlstad Universityhas been a driving force in establishing M4D asan academic field by organizing the first threeInternational conferences. M4D 2008 in Karlstad
  7. 7. M4D 2010 in Kampala,UgandaIn co-operation with Makerere University
  8. 8. M4D 2012 in New Delhi, IndiaIn co-operation with SERD – Society for Education and Research Development
  9. 9. mHealth
  10. 10. mHealth
  11. 11. mHealth
  12. 12. mMoney
  13. 13. mLivelyhood
  14. 14. mLivelyhood
  15. 15. mLearning
  16. 16. Mobile Phones and GenderFailure to translate or enact the gender equalitypolicies mainly because the language is vague,general, and/or in conf ict with the cultural lstructures.
  17. 17. Mobile Phones and GenderThe Points of access that re-produce socialinequalit es; i– Shared phones between spouses where theuse of the phone is controlled by the husband– Public internet cafes, largely frequentedby men, radio etc,– Socio-economic advantages that privilegemen’s use of mobile phones
  18. 18. Mobile Phones and GenderStrategies aimed at what is termed as the genderdigital divide that segregate girls/women to teachthem how to use and/or develop ICT without theinterference or int midat on from the men i i
  19. 19. Thank you for listening! jakob.svensson@kau.se caroline.wamala@kau.se www.kau.se/humanit www.twitter.com/Centre4HumanIT

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