MOBILE SOCIAL WORK

ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media 

Share files with anyone, anywhere…off the Internet, even off the power grid…with LibraryBox [VIDEO]

Recently we had a look at BRCK – a device that serves as a kind of backup for the internet in rural areas like Africa. After a successful Kickstarter campaign … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

How To Bring Mobile Internet To Rural Underserved Areas In Africa – BRCK [VIDEO]

What is the BRCK? And how can it bring mobile internet to rural underserved areas in Africa or elsewhere. BRCK is a kickstarter project from Ushahidi – „a non-profit technology … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

How mobile phones promote gender equality and empower women in Africa and Asia

Ronda Zelezny-Green, PhD student exploring links between gender, learning and mobiles in the ICT4D collective at Royal Holloway, University of London, posted in theguadian’s Global Development Professionals Network about how … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Africa: Using Mobile Apps to Spur Social Change – allAfrica.com

by Arao Amen, http://m.allafrica.com Want to report a problem to an elected official in your community? There is a mobile application, or “app,” for that. Want to bring attention to a … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Implicating mobile phones in violence against women: What’s gender got to do with it? | GenderIT.org

This paper gives an analysis of women and men’s differential access and use of the mobile phone and how through it gender stereotypes are reinforced. During a four year study … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

How Mobile Phone Networks Affect Community Health in Ghana

In Sub-Saharan African countries the typical health teams work quite extensive, as the health team includes community health workers, facility-based nurses, program-specific facilitators and a health team coordinator. To enhance … Continue reading

August 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Access to technology can help prevent violent conflicts | Ozonnia Ojielo | UNDP

Ozonnia Ojielo, UNDP Coordinator for Conflict Prevention and Recovery, share his thoughts about the potential of mobile phone technology: … more people in developing countries who had no access to … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

RapidSMS: Saving a life in 160 characters – BBC – Future – Technology

Last month FrontlineSMS, the 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 … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Deutsche Welle’s trying to use Africa’s mobile-phone boom to spread news by new means » Nieman Journalism Lab

By Antonio Jiménez, niemanlab.org The German broadcaster is using SMS and dial-to-listen radio shows to reach an audience with limited Internet access. As the fastest-growing mobile market on the planet, Africa … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · 1 Comment
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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