There are several ways in which today’s social media can be leveraged to prevent and manage conflict. Read some of these ways from TechChange alumna, Ramona Kundt.



Surveys are the most common tools for carrying out these evaluations, but most of the time they result in stacks of papers that need to be keyed into a computer, introducing errors and wasting valuable time. In the Mobiles for International Development class, we saw a physical example of this where a pickup truck was loaded with stacks of questionnaires.



When we last featured TC309: mHealth alumna, Lauren Bailey, on the TechChange blog, we shared her mHealth final project on the potential of WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) in using mobiles for public health. Since then, Lauren has landed a position at International Medical Corps as a Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant, where she works with colleagues who are also TechChange mHealth alumni.



In a recent LinkedIn post, World Bank President Jim Kim discussed the global impact of smartphones in even the most remote areas of the world today. President Kim called cheap smartphones the “poor’s new window to the world of the rich.” Not only are smartphones increasingly providing people in the developing world a medium to view possibilities in other countries, they also provide the means for …



What role can mobile phones play in distributing a survey and collecting feedback and data from respondents? In particular, how can we use mobile technology to reach out to and engage individuals in developing countries that tend to be underrepresented in global surveys?

In the recent My World 2015 survey launched in December 2012 in honor of the end of the Millennium Development …



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.



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).



Lauren Bailey, TC309: mHealth – Mobile Phones for Public Health alumna, shares her insights on the potential of mobile phones to promoting behavior change in the WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) industry. Check out her cool infographic!



The Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame is launching a pilot initiative with TechChange to experiment with blended learning online and offline on the topic of mHealth: Mobiles for Public Health. As part of Notre Dame’s continuing experiments of best practices in online and hybrid learning, this initiative of the Master of Science in Global Health program will be combining an on-campus class on mHealth taught by Professor Joseph Bock with TechChange’s mHealth online course. According to Dr. Bock, “This pilot course is an exciting initiative and we are eager to promote it.”



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.