Social Networking for Marginalized Communities

Mobile Vaani, launched in 2011, has brought social networking to rural India and resulted in an innovation in communication across the country. Created by Gram Vaani, which means “voice of the village”, it builds technology to induce marginalized communities to voice their news, concerns and demands. Circumventing problems of interpret access and literacy, the vocally-based program works through rudimentary cell phones.

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Flying Towards Humanitarian Relief

Flying cars were once the thing of science fiction. Today, they may be set to change the face of aid delivery in remote areas. Two companies, one American and one French, have developed flying cars capable of traveling 200 km per trip with two people and a 300 kg payload. Is this a game-changer, or do the developers have their heads in the clouds?

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Last Mile Mobile Solutions revolutionizes humanitarian delivery systems

World Vision Canada has developed and begun implementing a system they call Last Mile Mobile Solutions. This system services WV’s distribution programs in humanitarian disasters. Organizations have made great advancements in tracking and monitoring how their supplies move from storage and collection points to the field, but that’s often where the tracking ceases. Successes are measured in number of kits …

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