02 Aug '11, 2pm

Smartphone Means Social Enterprise in Africa | Social Enterprise via @justmeans

Smartphone Means Social Enterprise in Africa | Social Enterprise via @justmeans

What if I told you that Africa's mobile revolution is at the centre of the continent's social enterprise? That they are using their mobiles to do things that we in the West are only starting to think about. As apart from the usual of phones being used to text, talk and make mobile money transactions; the mobile networks are also being used to spread key information about farming and healthcare to isolated rural areas exposed to the costs of disease and drought. In Africa, where a billion people use only 4% of the world's electricity; it has inspired phone developers to create mobiles that are more resourceful in order to forge a new culture of social enterprise. Mobile phones carry huge economic potential in undeveloped parts of Africa, and this was supported by a London Business School study conducted in 2005 which found that for every additional 10 mobile phones per 100 ...

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