MobileActive08 Sessions

Session Grid

Time Session Name Track Location Attending?
9:00 AM
Ends: 11:00 AM
Registration and Speaker Orientation


Registration Main Foyer Log in
10:30 AM
Ends: 11:00 AM
Welcome Coffee
Participants are invited to a welcome coffee before the event gets underway.
1 note
Registration Main Foyer Log in
11:00 AM
Ends: 12:30 PM
SMS Platform Open Source Consortium

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Self Organized/Open Space Gala B Log in
11:00 AM
Ends: 11:15 AM
Welcome and What You Can Expect at MobileActive08


Plenary Ballroom Log in
11:15 AM
Ends: 1:00 PM
Mobile Café: Unlocking the Potential of Mobile Technology
In this first plenary we will delve into the topic of MobileActive08 in small groups: What is the potential of mobile technology for social change and how do we truly start tak...
4 notes
Plenary Ball Room Log in
1:00 PM
Ends: 2:00 PM
Lunch and Networking


Lunch Terrace Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
Emisoras: SMS Bulk Messaging Platform and IVR
We will demo Emisoras, a mobile platform for SMS sending and receiving that can be used by any organization. This platform allows organizations to receive sms, to reply to sms...

SIMLab Mezzanine Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:30 PM
DigitalICS: Mobile Data Collection for Rural Cooperatives
The liberalization of domestic marketing systems and globalization has left smallholders in the developing world with many challenges to overcome. They have opportunities to sel...

SIMPlace Main Foyer Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
Learning About Living: The Power of 160 Characters
Learning about Living is a cross media program teaching HIV/AIDS prevention and sexual health to young people across Nigeria. The program combines an interactive cd-rom and webs...

SIMPlace Main Foyer Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
Praekelt Foundation: SocialTxt and TxtAlert
Mobile technologies are proving that communication can drive social change. By enabling greater efficiency and access to services, cell phones hold the potential to leapfrog tra...
2 notes
5.0 stars
SIMPlace Main Foyer Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
Mobiles in Burma: Cross-Border Movement Strategies Against Authoritarian Regimes
All around Burma's (Myanmar's) troubled borders mobile phones are being used to document human rights abuses report illicitly from inside the country and coordinate democracy ...
1 note
Mini Talk Ballroom 1 Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
Hello Citizen! SMS News for Low-Income People in Brazil
Hello Citizen! is a social inclusion project which utilizes SMS (Short Message Service) technology to distribute free-of-charge information of relevance to registered low-income...
2 notes
Mini Talk Champions Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
Mobile for HIV Prevention and Reproductive Rights
This interactive exhibit will showcase 5-6 SMS text messaging programs designed and maintained by ISIS. (HPV vaccine, Teen health, chlamydia screening, HIV prevention, dating vi...
1 note
4.0 stars
SIMPlace Main Foyer Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
Open Rosa mHealth in Tanzania
We will present several emerging mobile health applications in Tanzania from members of the OpenROSA consortium. We will describe open source software for health workers that pu...

4.0 stars
Mini Talk Marathon B Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
Java Rosa: Open Source Mobile XForms Collection
We will demo Java Rosa, a project to create an open source solution for mobile XForms collection under the Open Rosa framework. The presenter is a developer for Cell Life.

SIMLab Mezzanine Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
Millennium Village's Mobile Strategy for Health
In January 2008 the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) instituted a Mobile Telephony Integration Strategy for Health as part of its partnership with Ericsson. This strategy aims...

SIMPlace Main Foyer Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
Bulk SMS and Wougnet: Texting for Social Action
Bulk SMS is a messaging provider based in Cape Town. A number of our clients are the NGOs that use bulk SMS messaging for social action, health, and youth development. WOUGNET...

SIMPlace Main Foyer Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
RapidSMS
RapidSMS is a web/SMS based monitoring, data collection, and information sharing system created by the Innovation Group at UNICEF in New York. It is similar to FrontLineSMS but...

SIMLab Mezzanine Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:10 PM
Rapid Application Development System
Bhyve Technologies will showcase its rapid application development (RAD) system. The system allows a non-technical person to build solutions to run on most modern cell-phones. ...

SIMLab Mezzanine Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
Mobile Tech in Citizen Participation
We will explore how mobile technology can support participatory processes in Southern countries such as participatory budgeting, public consultations, and transparenc. We'll inv...
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Mini Talk Boundary Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
Using the Mobile Network for Low-Cost Data Exchange: The Mozambique Health Information Network
Health and medical care relies heavily on data for decision-making and continuing education for improved delivery of services. However, often health centers are not equipped wi...

SIMPlace Main Foyer Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
mPedigree: Mobile Solutions Against Drug Counterfeiting
Counterfeit drugs are a leading cause of death in many developing countries. mPedigree developed an anti-counterfeit tool for drugs that provides mobile authentication. We w...

SIMPlace Main Foyer Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
Social Advocacy and Media via Bluetooth: The BigBoard
BigBoard was designed as a system to distribute and collect multi-media information at no cost. Essentially an electronic noticeboard, BigBoard works with any handset that ha...

SIMPlace Main Foyer Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
Nokia: M4Girls and Nokia Data Gathering
Nokia is one the leaders in the field of mobile social responsibility. Nokia staff will demo some of its flagship projects and products, including M4Girls, a mobile education p...

SIMPlace Main Foyer Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
Al Jazeera: How mobile advancements are creating new opportunities for news reporting
Session Videos
In this session, we will explain why recent advances in mobile technology have been exciting us here at AlJazeera, and what we see as the potential for our Journalists and field...

Mini Talk Ballroom 2 Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
Jobs and Aid via SMS: Souktel
Souktel uses ground-breaking (but simple!) SMS software to link young people in developing countries with jobs and connect aid agencies with people who need help. Presenters wi...

SIMPlace Main Foyer Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
MYMsta: Youth Make Their Move
MYMsta (www.mymsta.mobi) is the world's first cell phone-based social network dedicated to youth empowerment and HIV prevention. A project of LoveLife, South Africa's youth HIV...

SIMPlace Main Foyer Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
Challenges of Mobile Emergency Communication in Emergency Relief
This talk will be about mobile / SMS work being done around the famine in Ethiopia, the Hepatitis E outbreak in Northern Uganda, and other currently implemented projects. It w...
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Mini Talk Strikers Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
Easy Capture Mobile PDA Data Collection
Easy Capture PDA “pocket survey” mobile device. Impact Consulting, a South African firm, has been conducting PDS surveys for a multi-year monitoring and evaluation ...

SIMLab Mezzanine Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
Games4Life: Mobile Games in AIDS Education
Games4Life is a groundbreaking new initiative reaching out to young people through mobile phone games to educate them about HIV/AIDS and to reinforce positive messages about mak...
1 note
3.0 stars
Mini Talk Gala A Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
Mobile Helplines for Child Protection
Protecting children through children helplines: helplines are increasingly offering first point of contact for children even in the most difficult circumstances. While in the Eu...

Mini Talk Marathon A Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
Mobile Solutions to Bridge the Digital Divide: Microsoft
Microsoft will highlight practical examples of how mobile technology can be used to address social and economic issues, through scalable technology and business platforms. Ar...

SIMPlace Main Foyer Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
Upwardly Mobile: Social Protection by Cellphone in Lesotho
Social protection programmes are increasingly being developed to reduce poverty throughout Africa. A key component of such programmes is cash transfers to beneficiaries which ...

Mini Talk Gala B Log in
2:00 PM
Ends: 3:15 PM
Mobile Researcher
Mobile Researcher combines the web and mobile phone to provide organisations with the ability to design surveys on the web and deploy them to standard mobile phones. We will dis...
1 note
3.0 stars
SIMPlace Main Foyer Log in
3:00 PM
Ends: 4:00 PM
Role of Mobile in development communication by government in SA


Self Organized/Open Space Gala B Log in
3:15 PM
Ends: 3:45 PM
Afternoon Break

1 note
3.0 stars
Break Main Foyer Log in
3:45 PM
Ends: 5:15 PM
Mobile Phones for Activism and Advocacy
The lead organizer for Greenpeace Argentina and the co-director of DigiActive will conduct an interactive workshop exploring mobile technology for advocacy and activism. The wo...

5.0 stars
Workshop Gala B Log in
3:45 PM
Ends: 5:15 PM
M-Banking and M-Payments for Social Impact
Is m-banking a force for poverty alleviation or economic growth particularly among the unbanked? Secondly, can institutions, movements, and NGOs integrate m-banking or m-pa...
1 note
5.0 stars
Workshop Boundary Log in
3:45 PM
Ends: 5:15 PM
Mobiles in Citizen Media: Compiling Apps and Best Practices
This workshop reviews the current state of mobile applications and websites that facilitate the participation in online social media from the mobile phone. Topics will include e...
1 note
5.0 stars
Workshop Gala A Log in
3:45 PM
Ends: 5:15 PM
How Are Women Benefiting from Mobile Tech?
Women are often thought to be primary beneficiaries of the social and economic benefits of mobile technology. This workshop will take a closer look at whether this is indeed tru...
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Workshop Champions Log in
3:45 PM
Ends: 5:15 PM
Mobiles in Health
Mobile phones have shown to have enormous impact in the world. In this overview workshop, we will explore one area in particular where mobiles show great promise: improving heal...

Workshop Marathon B Log in
3:45 PM
Ends: 5:15 PM
Mobiles in Rural Development and Agriculture Livelihoods
There is a lot of discussion in the ICT4D world about the impact of mobile phones into the lives of farmers especially rural small scale farmers in Africa. Most programmes foc...

Workshop Strikers Log in
3:45 PM
Ends: 5:15 PM
Mobile Data Collection: Tools and Methods
This workshop will explore methodologies, tools, and examples of using mobile phones for large scale data collection. We will discuss data collection using volunteers v. tra...
3 notes
3.0 stars
Workshop Marathon A Log in
3:45 PM
Ends: 5:15 PM
The Mobile Web: The Potential and the Reality for Developing Countries
In this skill-share session we will have an interactive dialogue about what is needed for mobile web to meet its promises in the developing countries. We'll introduce a number ...
1 note
4.0 stars
Workshop Ballroom 1 Log in
5:30 PM
Ends: 6:30 PM
Day 1: Closing Session
We will hear briefly from our sponsors IDRC and Microsoft for some reflections on the state of mobiles for social impact before bringing the day to a close.

Plenary Ballroom Log in
6:30 PM
Ends: 6:45 PM
Bus Departure for Dinner at Moyo's
Please note that the buses will depart from the Wanderers Club Parking lot starting at 6:30pm. The last bus will leave at 6:45pm.
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Log in
7:00 PM
Ends: 12:00 AM
African Barbecue and Party at Moyo's (coaches depart at 6:30 pm)


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