Mobile Technology Solutions

Frontiers in Development, June 12, 2012

Moderator: Cecilia Kang, Technology Reporter for the Washington Post
Matthew Kirk, Director of External Affairs of Vodafone; Former British Diplomatic Service Member
Jay Collins, Vice Chairman of Global Banking for Citigroup
Bruce McNamer, CEO of Technoserve
Samuel Agutu, CEO and Founder of Changamka Microhealth

This session will focus discussion on ways technology is a catalyst for development. In what ways can the development community find and support breakthrough solutions to the world's most important development challenges—interventions with the power to change millions of lives at a fraction of the usual cost? What might some of those interventions look like? What is the role of evaluation in identifying new technology, and what methods and platforms are useful to scales those activities? What are the biggest barriers to expanding the use of mobile technology solutions to the very poor?