Aberdeen TechMeetup 19

11 June 2011

Philip Sage

Rural community research with FrontlineSMS and MobileDataNow

“Is it possible for rural communities using mobile phones to redress a problem that started five centuries ago? Yes, with luck anyway, my talk will outline how using SMS databases will tackle the problem of the worldwide decline in mangroves and the loss of livelihoods associated with them in developing countries. With open source software the research project will bring together data spanning 500 years, link communities and share knowledge that will help restore the balance within the mangrove ecosystems and their communities.”