MobileActive08: Francis Mijiga

In the interview below Francis Mijiga shares his perspective on the potentials of mobile phones for rural areas in Africa. He explains how government regulations have contributed to the penetration of mobile phones into rural areas. In his opinion mobile access to information will help to improve the economy and social issues in those areas. Francis Mijiga works as a communication technology consultant for TCCL in Malawi.

This is the 8th interview from our MobileActive08 video podcast series, shot at the conference in Johannesburg (organized by MobileActive and sangonet).

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MobileActive08: Francis Mijiga
was published on 02.01.2009 by Martin Tomitsch. It files under sub saharan africa
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  1. Naphiri Says:

    This is interesting. Hope this can be improved to be used in sending bulk smses – from department of agriculture or other parties involved in the well being of farmers (ie if not yet implemented), in disemination of information to the farmers.

    Bulk smses also to include:
    – opportunities
    – Human resources needs/offers
    – alerts, say on fraud and other stuff

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