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Mobile technology as a driver of innovation, entrepreneurship and social change across the developing world

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Ken Banks created FrontlineSMS, free open-source software that enables people in the developing world without Internet or TV access to monitor elections, get rural health care, broadcast news, track endangered animals, combat domestic violence, organize protests, and more. He discusses finding low-tech, low-cost, high-impact solutions to developing world needs at the 2010 Explorers Symposium.

Ken Banks is founder of kiwanja.net, an organization where technology meets anthropology, conservation and development. kiwanja.net helps social innovators, entrepreneurs and non-profit organisations make better use of information and communication technologies in their work. Founded in 2003, kiwanja.net specialises in the application of mobile technology, with a particular emphasis on its role as a driver of innovation, entrepreneurship and social change across the developing world.

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Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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