Is it time for M4D to get over the SMS hype?

No. Was that title a bit click-baity? Shame on me. At another interesting meeting, this time at The Bistro, over butternut squash/watermelon/avocado salad, our conversation fell upon the failure of SMS projects in the governance and accountability sector in Uganda. Later, I began to wonder if it is, in fact, time to quit the SMS [...]

By |2015-11-24T06:08:32+03:00November 25th, 2015|SMS|0 Comments

Thy End is Near! Revisiting Sustainability and Scale in Mobiles for Development

Sometimes I stay up at night thinking, “What happens when the pilot ends?”. Where does the marketing material go? What do the end-users do? Will they trust us again next time? During a recent trip to Rwanda, I had the opportunity to meet with Erick Gaju, the national e-health coordinator within the Rwandan Ministry of Health. [...]

By |2015-10-22T14:08:02+03:00October 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments