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Intrigued by the possibilities of FrontlineSMS and interested in learning more about it. Created SMS in Action Crowdmap ( to document use of SMS-based programs and projects for social good around the world.
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Retired project manager (over 30 yrs exp.) with past experience in multi-media and web development. Interested in international development and BOP issues, particularly as related to potential SMS-based solutions.

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Using SMS for Social Engagement in Pakistan -

Greetings Everyone,


If you haven't seen it, here's an recent study out of the UK on the use of SMS as a tool for social engagement in Pakistan .  The study provides lots of good information and strategies that I assume could be applied elsewhere as well.  It also provides a strong endorsement of FrontlineSMS (beginning on page 35).


SMS Engagement in Pakistan - A Practical Guide for Civil Society, the Humanitarian Sector, and…


Posted on August 31, 2011 at 2:13pm — 3 Comments

Wanted - Contributions to a Crowdmap of SMS-based Solutions for the Social Good

A recent article in the UK newspaper The Guardian entitled "Activate 2011: Mobiles look set to play a big role in Africa's development" (June, 2011) noted that "...there are so many pilot projects around the use of mobiles that there is a danger of duplication and reinventing the wheel.  One suggestion [is] that a mapping exercise [is] needed to plot what is happening, where, and with what results..."  In response, I have…

Posted on August 15, 2011 at 12:44am — 5 Comments

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