Mobile for Development Blog


Managing Post-Storm and Disaster Power Outages: Is Distributed Generation a Solution?

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The Eastern United States was sweltering at the end of June. The record-high temperatures caused a rare storm called a “derecho” which produces straight-line winds across a wide front of near-hurricane speeds. We look at the implications for power outages in this type of ...

Mobile Asia Expo: Disaster Response Working Group Overview

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During Mobile Asia Expo (June 2012, Shanghai), the Disaster Response Programme welcomed representatives from the mobile industry and humanitarian community, including SMART Communications Inc., NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, Dialog Axiata, Ericsson and the International Federation of the ...

M4D & ICT4D Innovation: The Importance of Local Knowledge and Insight

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Development critics have long lambasted practitioners and organizations that are seen to create development policy and interventions driven by donor demands, and in turn, isolate the very populations they seek to assist. Just how important is local knowledge and insight when ...

Getting ready for cyclone season: Mobile operators and disaster preparedness

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As Cyclone season approaches once again, just how are MNOs preparing to withstand the coming storms?