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Phones, Drones, and Offline Data Collection

Drones can shuttle a smartphone loaded with the an offline-capable smartphone app, and provide the health workers with the benefits of a robust data collection system.

Teaching “Climate‑Smart Agriculture” with Cell Phones in Tanzania

HNI is preparing to empower Tanzanian farmers with free and actionable information on “Climate‑Smart Agriculture” accessible on simple mobile phones.

Ending Gender-Based Violence in Madagascar: A Call to Action

For the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign” HNI will highlight 16 gender messages from the 3-2-1 Service

Universal Lessons in Democracy via Cell Phones in Ghana

Politics is not a game of insults, it is about ideas. We must accommodate different opinions and not allow partisan politics to destroy families and relationships. That could well be a commentary on the American general election this year, but it’s not. It is one of 15 new public service messages available in Ghana in six languages. On December 7 Ghanaians will elect a President and Members of Parliament. HNI and Vodafone Ghana Foundation have launched an “elections” topic on“READ MORE”

How HNI became SMS Skeptics

By relying on text-based channels (print, SMS, USSD) purveyors of Behavior Change Communication (BCC) campaigns fall short of effectively reaching their intended audiences.

The Blind Spot of SMS Projects: Constituent Illiteracy

Do literacy levels pose a serious limitation to SMS-based communication campaigns?

Yes, Farmers Do Use Mobile Phones for Market Prices

We interviewed some Malawian farmers to test their experiences accessing market prices by phone on the 3-2-1 Service against some contrarian information published on ICT Works.

500 Million Dumb Phones — A Smart Place to Start

Phones that some call “dumb” can actually be quite smart. HNI’s 3-2-1 Service represents a departure from mass-media radio, TV, and billboard campaigns.

Demand Drives New SMS Weather Alerts for Malawi

Malawians asked for — and will get —an alert service that will contact them by SMS before the weather gets serious.

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