Check out what TechChange alumna, Tessa Ruddy, learned about FirstAccess, an SMS-based loan assessment tool in her recent Mobiles for International Development course. This technology has the potential to give the 2.5 billion adults without a formal bank account an instant credit history.



Learn how Priscilla Chomba-Kinywa, a TechChange alumna of 3 courses and counting, built a SMS-based sex education program for youth in Zambia, and the lessons she learned on applying ICT4D in the context of Africa and beyond.



Even the best-educated moms can use help and reminders. Read how the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) has been helping mothers around the world.



Here are five highlights from Silicon Valley venture capitalist Marc Andreessen on his views of the future of online education from the AtlanticLIVE event at 1776.



Here are a few highlights from the 2014 Global Women in Leadership Conference on Women and Technology conference at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).



Mobile phones seem to be everywhere in Africa, and they’re keeping people in touch with health, education, banking, and community empowerment. Often community health workers walk miles to find someone only to learn they are away. But the mobile phones stay with the person – making them much easier to reach.



The Mobile World Congress 2014 welcomed the most influential mobile carriers across the world that are shaping the future of mobile, especially for populations who are new mobile consumers in developing countries. Here are the key takeaways from this year’s MWC event that will impact not just emerging markets, but also developing nations.



What are three best practices for implementing mobile programs for social change in developing countries? Here are some of the key insights Text to Change has learned since 2008 for best practices for Mobiles for International Development.



Check out this infographic featuring a few of the tools and organizations that we’ve discussed in our Mobiles for International Development course over the years. What other tools are you excited about? Are there any mobile platforms/products that we missed? Let us know!



In recent years, mobile phones have drawn tremendous interest from the conflict management community. What can the global peacebuilding community learn from Kenya’s application of mobile technology to promote peace in other conflict areas around the world? What are the social and political factors that explain why mobile phones can have a positive effect on conflict prevention efforts in general?