Take Aways from the conversations at the Mobile Cafe:

  • Make common ground — lots of small projects that should start sharing
  • Mobile bill of rights — that all countries should adhere to
  • Mobile voice — voice mail and the importance of oral culture — where does this fit in and who is working on this?
  • Who pays for services/pricing schemes — to move projects to scale
  • Why should operators care for the social sector?
  • Access and penetration and coverage are the key issues for our table — the need for common regulation/networks and operators on board
  • Funding of technology — could there be collaboration between NGOs and funders? How about the role of tech companies in this space?
  • Open platforms and open standards and open content — Open Mobile, Open Rosa and sharing content
  • Very different perspectives and a continuum of needs of groups — is there too much emphasis on higher end solutions? How about the bottom billion?
  • We need to be able to coordinate and communicate 365
  • Sustainability — we are trying to put a lot of pilots into place but scaling is hard
  • We need to start thinking about repurposing the apps across sectors — are there examples and models? What is sustainable innovation that take that into consideration as well as local ingenuity?
  • We do need a social advocacy group of some sort that advocates for the needs of the social sector with operators to affect regulation and cost issues



Anyone can add a conference to our database. Add a Conference
 Confabb provides a live notes tool so attendees can record the event, and let everyone participate both online and off. There isn't another tool like it. 

Scott Pasquali, Conference Organizer

Ruby on Rails Hosting by Engine Yard