lunes, noviembre 24, 2008

JOIN: Virtual Forum "Mobile Telephony in Rural Areas" 17-28 November 2008

Mobile phones are the success story of bridging the rural digital divide, bringing tangible economic benefits and acting as agents of social mobilization through improved communication. But what are the real challenges that face reaching rural areas, and what are some of today’s most beneficial applications that can help these rural communities, specifically regarding agriculture development?
This Forum examines the challenges that rural communities face in enhancing the benefits of mobile telephony, and looks at some examples of interesting initiatives and good outcomes from around the globe.
Subject Matter experts include:
Pete Cranston, ICT and New Media in Development Consultant;
Laura M. Drewett, Partner Director, BusyLab Ltd.;
Jawahar Kanjilal, Global Head of Emerging Market Services, Services & Software, Nokia;
Christian Kreutz, Consultant, Knowledge Activist;
AHM Sultanur Reza, Additional General Manager and Head, Community Information Center, Grameenphone Ltd.;
Luca Servo, Communication for Development Consultant, Research and Extension Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations;
Nigel Scott, Gamos Ltd.
Charlotte Masiello-Riome, Communications Expert and Coordinator;
and Michael Riggs, Information Management Specialist for the Asia-Pacific region, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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