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Explainer Videos: 3-2-1 On-Demand Mobile Information Service

Explainer video for the 3-2-1 Service, which gives resource-poor individuals in developing countries free information to improve their health and well-being.

Madagascar Survey: 20% of adults don’t understand taxes; 36% have never paid

Survey data gathered by HNI’s Mobile to Mobile Survey call center revealed that nearly one in five Malagasy adults don’t understand what taxes are or why the government collects them. Among the most poor surveyed, more than one third did not know.

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”

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.

Press Release: Cellcard’s 3‑2‑1 Service

Dialing “321” will connect the caller to clear voice prompts in Khmer, allowing the caller to find trusted information on topics including, Weather, Currency Rates, Market Prices, Reproductive Health, and Emergency Numbers.

Press Release: HNI-Pulse.ng Partnership

The 3-2-1 Service will provide Pulse content along with public service information via voice or text, in English, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, and Nigerian Pidgin from their basic phones.

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.

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