Vehicle-mounted access point offering asynchronous wireless Internet “store-and-forward connectivity” through broadband in rural areas.
This program provides a cell phone capability for use in collecting data for rural health clinics and education district planning offices. Designed to address the data collection and information challenges in all development areas, the tool contributes to efficient and cost-effective data collection, reporting, and analysis in low-resource environments. It can work in cell phones and will therefore only require a cellular network instead of a more costly Internet. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Digital Opportunity Initiative (GDOI)
A partnership of the UNDP and the Markle Foundation, GDOI engages public and private institutions and individuals to help developing countries formulate a comprehensive national approach, including resource allocation for specific c ICT solutions.
Intel World Ahead Program
Helps small and medium businesses to take full advantage of ICT solutions to develop their business, stay competitive and “work smarter”.
Last Mile Initiative
Aims to expand rural poor communities’ access to telecommunications and information communications technology.
Mobile Phone Outreach on Bikes
Youths on bicycles ride out to rural villages with mobile phones equipped with CDMA Wireless Local Loop facility. Local villagers can use the mobile phones on a fee-paying basis while the youths can earn 25 percent of the profits from the calls made.
MOTECH (Mobile Technology for Community Health)
Mobile devices used for data collection and distribution to improve maternal health by midwives and field nurses. MOTECH has developed an information service called Mobile Midwife, which delivers time-specific voice or text messages to pregnant mothers and their partners and families, both before and after birth. A simple Java-based application was created that enables nurses in rural health facilities to automate much of their record keeping and reporting.