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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Musicians and Motorbike Riders Take on Ebola Awareness

West Africa is currently facing the largest and most severe Ebola outbreak in human history. With no treatment or vaccine in immediate sight, innovation is integral to the fight to contain the spread of the virus. Learn how music artists and motorbike drivers are leading the charge.

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