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Crowdsourcing Campaign: How can ICT help to end poverty in your country?

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How can internet & mobile phones help end poverty in your country?
Do you believe that information & communication technologies and innovation can help end poverty in your country? Share your reflections and get your voice counted by policymakers and development professionals.

On October 9th, the World Bank will convene ministers of ICT, development specialists, and tech evangelists in a discussion on using technology and innovation in the fight against extreme Poverty. But we want this conversation to go beyond the walls of the World Bank, to include the voices and ideas of the people who see these opportunities on a daily basis. People like you!

We are interested in your thoughts on the following questions:

1. How could mobile phones and Internet help end extreme poverty in your country?
2. How could mobile phones and Internet create jobs in your country?
3. How could mobile phones and Internet improve education in your country?
4. How could mobile phones and Internet improve health in your country?
5. How could mobile phones and Internet empower women in your country?

We hope you will join us by submitting your tweets, photos or short 15-sec videos.

Participation in this campaign is subject to the official rules.

Comments

Submitted by JMI on

Really interesting Adam, thanks​!​

I think that you would be really interested in some recent research that I have come across about crowds and citizen science.​ ​In particular I feel you may find these two emerging pieces of research very relevant:

- The Theory of Crowd Capital
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2193115

- The Contours of Crowd Capability
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2324637

Powerful stuff!

Submitted by deepak sharma on

I have belongs to very very poor country. That is Nepal.
1. How could mobile phones and Internet help end extreme poverty in your country?
There is no chance to help increase poverty because our political leader are corrupt.
2. How could mobile phones and Internet create jobs in your country?
There is no chance to help create a job because our system could not upgrade the proper internet.

3. How could mobile phones and Internet improve education in your country?
There is little bit increase education background through the internet services/google search engine.

4. How could mobile phones and Internet improve health in your country?
There is no chance to help increase improve health because they did change the traditional thinking.

5. How could mobile phones and Internet empower women in your country?
There is no chance to help empower women because our political leader are corrupt.

Submitted by Evgenii Tishchenko on

I suppose that Internet and phone create many so called coworking jobs. Some projects groups working in freelance basis create the new agenda of crowdsoursing world.

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