Mobile Knowledge for Social Change
July 6th, 2007

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The above phrase is the subtitle for a project called ShareIdeas.org. The project website offers ‘how to’s’ and themes. It also has a growing collection of case studies — which may be a very clear glimpse of the very near future. There are lots of ideas already in the case studies. ShareIdeas.org is a way for these ideas to be spread. Who could have imagined a farmer on a distant continent making a suggestion that could reach very far? Yet six may seem a lot of degrees of separation soon. Here is the About for the project:

ShareIdeas.org is an online community and a wiki for sharing ideas on how to use mobile communications for social and environmental benefits. ShareIdeas.org was created with support from Nokia and Vodafone, but belongs to the growing global network of individuals and organizations that use this virtual gathering place to communicate – and collaborate.

The idea for ShareIdeas.org came from Ndidi Nwuneli, founder and CEO of LEAP Africa, a Nigerian NGO dedicated to nurturing a new generation of African leaders.

“Groups like ours would really benefit from a resource that shows us how to use mobile technology to carry out our work more effectively,” said Ndidi at a Nokia stakeholder event of NGO and corporate leaders. ShareIdeas.org was created in response to Ndidi’s request.


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