Posted by KatrinVerclas on Jul 17, 2009
Mobiles in Social Change: 5 Billion Mobile Phones, and Counting..
Mobile phones are proliferating at astounding rates across socio-economic and cultural boundaries, revolutionizing the way we communicate with each other and organize ourselves.
With more than 5 billion mobile subscriptions in circulation in 2011, they are found in every corner of the world, used by people to communicate with each other, and access and deliver information and services. These trends are highly promising for NGOs and civil society organizations that can now engage people on issues that matter most -- through always-on, always-on-hand devices.
Who We Are
MobileActive.org is the leading network and resource on the use of mobile technology for social impact. We provide field consulting, conduct research, connect people online and through participatory events, and advance the use of mobiles for NGOs and civil society organizations.
We share knowledge and skills amongst our peer network of more than 20,000 people around the world. We also maintain a comprehensive mDirectory of mobile applications, research, case studies, tactical guides, and strategy resources for NGOs. The global MobileActive.org community includes NGO staff, activists, technologists, content and sevice provides, MVNOs, academics and donors.
Every organization and activist should be able to advance their work by making strategic and effective use of the most ubiquitous communication device in the world: The mobile phone. We provide data, information about software tools, and tactical how-to resources in a peer network of practitioners and technologists so that anyone who wants to use mobile tech to make the world a better place can indeed do so.
- Expand access to knowledge, ideas and experiences about the use of mobile technology to make the world a better place;
- Reduce learning costs for deploying mobile technology for civil society organizations;
- Accelerate the use of effective strategies and tactics of mobile use for NGOs;
- Provide a comprehensive platform for building partnerships, and for facilitating access to technology, know-how, and funding.
Join us and get involved. Welcome to MobileActive.org!"