Smart Villages webinar, 26 July 2017: ‘Off-grid but online: ICT in the last mile’

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26 July 2017, 14:00 GMT onwards. Webinar topic: ‘Off-grid but online: ICT in the last mile’.

The webinar can be viewed here 

ICT is clearly a game changer both for on-grid and off-grid areas of the world. With smartphones, people in remote, “last mile” areas are increasingly gaining access to the internet and gaining access to information, social media, entertainment, and communication with far-flung family and friends. But mobile phones aren’t the only way that ICT is changing lives in off-grid areas.

In this webinar, we were joined by several speakers who brought their expertise in ICT in off-grid contexts to the table. We addressed a series of questions including: how can ICT / mobile technology be used to improve development outcomes? How can it impact health, education, and agriculture and livelihoods? What is next on the horizon for disruptive ICT technologies for off-grid communities? We were joined by the following speakers:

Jay Evans, Medic Mobile

Richard Mori, Mesh Power

Suhas P. Wani, ICRISAT / CGIAR


Smart Villages Partnership