Friday, 1 February 2008

The mobile revolution: hope or hype?

Fill the Gap! -5 has been looking on Friday 11th January 2008 into the theme of mobile telephones and discussed with (African) experts from the field about the use and added value of mobile phones for sustainable development and a better world.

Special guests:
 Ethan Zuckerman, founder of
 Christoph Stork, senior researcher at the LINK Centre/Research ICT Africa (RIA) at Wits
University in Johannesburg, South Africa.
 Firoze Manji, Director, Fahamu - Networks for Social Justice
 Mr. Shafiu Shaibu Programme Officer, Social Enterprise Development Foundation of West Africa (SEND Foundation) : market information for farmers
 Lotte Pelckmans, researcher at the African Studies Centre.
 Wilbur Perlot, De Balie and Bahram Sadeghi, TV producer and presenter of a.o. Waskracht

You can wath a number of interviews with the guests on Fill the Gap! -5

Mobile communication services to farmers in rural areas of Rajasthan, India
Could A Mobile Phone Replace A Bank Branch?
Mobile Phones Expand Access To Financial Services

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