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Forum: "Mobile Telephony in Rural Areas" November, 2008

This Forum examined the challenges that rural communities face in enhancing the benefits of mobile telephony, and looked at some examples of interesting initiatives and good outcomes from around the globe. November, 2008.

As an affordable and accessible means of communication, rural communities are realizing the potential of mobile telephony to create economic opportunities and strengthen social networks. Mobile telephony effectively reduces the "distance" between individuals and institutions, making the sharing of information and knowledge easier and more effective. The mobile telephone is no longer just an audio communication tool but capable of providing additional integrated functions. Yet, mobile telephony, like all technologies, does face limitations and challenges.
 

This Forum examined the challenges that rural communities face in enhancing the benefits of mobile telephony, and looked at some examples of interesting initiatives and good outcomes from around the globe. November, 2008.

As an affordable and accessible means of communication, rural communities are realizing the potential of mobile telephony to create economic opportunities and strengthen social networks. Mobile telephony effectively reduces the "distance" between individuals and institutions, making the sharing of information and knowledge easier and more effective. The mobile telephone is no longer just an audio communication tool but capable of providing additional integrated functions. Yet, mobile telephony, like all technologies, does face limitations and challenges.
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An introduction to and by the Subject Matter Experts and Facilitators!
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35 Consumption and...
by rrakhecha
03/07/2009 - 13:13
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This space was here for you to let the community know who you are, where you are from, and your interests in Mobile Telephony in Rural Areas, specifically related to Agriculture Development.
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228 introduction
by acerxz
05/03/2009 - 08:47
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What is your vision for the future? Here we are looking for suggestions for new services or improving existing services, and ideas for collaboration going forward.
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54 engineers polling...
by halayc
14/12/2008 - 02:14
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How can we prove to others that what we are talking about actually has a positive impact on rural livelihoods? How can we monitor the impact?
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29 Week 2 - Day 1,...
by ckreutz
26/11/2008 - 21:09
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a. Overview of Forum b. Week 1 will look at the challenges that rural communities and rural service providers face in enhancing the benefits of mobile telephony Day 1 Question (beginning Monday, 17 Nov. 2008 ): Describe the characteristics and success factors of applications of mobile telephony in rural areas. Tell us about the people/actors involved, how they use telephony, what information is exchanged, and the processes that occur?
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102 Question 1 for...
by luca
25/11/2008 - 14:50
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Question: Tell us what is innovative about the application of mobile telephony? What kind of impact has it had?
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37 Question 2 for...
by luca
28/11/2008 - 14:43
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How have mobile telephones enhanced rural livelihoods socially and economically?
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29 Question 3 for...
by luca
28/11/2008 - 15:13
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Here are some documents, reports and presentations on the use of Mobile Telephony in Rural areas which may be of interest to forum participants. If you have material that would be of interest to the group, please link here.
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26 Nokia Life Tools
by kukukkikuk
27/10/2009 - 16:18
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10 guidelines
by luca
20/11/2008 - 10:21

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