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Description: Individuals in Africa are becoming more empowered and productive with the help of their mobile phones. Today, anyone anywhere can make a positive difference in their own – or somebody else’s – community.


Date: September 7th, 2012

Twenty years ago, if you were information technology-literate and interested in international development, your options were limited.

That’s how things were for me when, in 1993, armed with ten years programming and networking experience I began turning my attention to the developing world.

My efforts didn’t get me far. The information technology revolution we see today had barely started at home, let alone in many of the developing nations. If you weren’t an English teacher, a doctor, a policy maker, an economist or a dam builder, careers in development seemed somewhat limited.  Read Rest of Story

Questions for discussion:

1. What types of benefits does tech offer Community Health Care workers, farmers and citizens in Africa?

2. What’s the next stage of the communications revolution?

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