NEWS: guest article published on BBC News website

BBC News have just published a guest article by on the “Technology” and “Science/Nature” pages of its website. Ken Banks was approached to write the article after the recent launch of the latest FrontlineSMS, and increasing exposure of kiwanja’s work. The article looks at the broader use of mobile technology in conservation and development work, and highlights the current use of FrontlineSMS in Malawi. The full article – entitled “Mobile development rings true” – can be read here

NEWS: lined up to appear at Rhode Island conference

Ken Banks has been invited as one of only 25 speakers to present at a conference at Brown University in Rhode Island this November. The conference, A Better World By Design, “asks the question today’s designers, engineers, and economists should be asking. How can we use technology to improve the world? Hear answers from world-class professionals and academics in this milestone conference that will change the way you think about global crises and push the limits of user-centric, affordable design”

Erik Hersman, a friend and supporter of kiwanja’s work and the man behind the highly regarded White African and AfriGadget websites, is also lined up to speak

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