David Edelstein, Grameen Foundation's senior vice president for solutions and regions, shares his predictions on key trends that will develop and/or drive ICT for development during 2014.
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Efecto Naim, a magazine program hosted by Moises Naim on NTN24, explores how Grameen Foundation and others use mobile phones to combat poverty through agriculture.
Sean Krepp discusses the Community Knowledge Worker initiative, which is helping farmers to access vital information that can improve their output and increase their income.
Jason Loughane, Grameen Foundation's capital markets fellow in Kenya, discusses the market for social impact investing in East Africa.
Lisa Elénius, Marketing Manager, M-commerce, Ericsson, highlights Grameen Foundation's study of women and mobile phones in India in a piece that explores 5 ways to mobilize women in developing countries
The Washington Post explores the growing importance of microsavings intiatives in supporting the poor, including Grameen Foundation's work in India and the Philippines.
The New York Times' Opinionator blog explores the challenges and breakthroughs in the mHealth field, including Grameen Foundation's MOTECH initiative, which helps pregnant women and new mothers in Ghana
Tim Wood, director of Grameen Foundation's MOTECH initiative, discusses the evolution of the program, which works with pregnant women and new mothers in rural Ghana.
Sean Krepp, Country Director for Grameen Foundation's office in Uganda, discusses how our Community Knowledge Workers serve as 'feet in the field' helping poor farmers access specific information and adopt new farming technology.
Writing in LiveMint, Bill Gates discusses the mobile health program which aims to improve patient care and health outcomes by helping healthcare providers become more efficient, and by making modern medical information easily accessible and relevant to the poor.
It is built on a successful pilot that was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
In May 2012, Grameen Foundation invested in Musoni Kenya, the first all-mobile microfinance institution, together with KfW Bankengruppe and CARE's Access Africa Fund. This article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review explores how mobile microfinance can improve lives, especially for poor people living in rural areas.
The article is posted on the Grameen Foundation website with the permission of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. All reprints require approval from Stanford Social Innovation Review.
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