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Mobile Technology and the Last Mile: “Reluctant Innovation” and FrontlineSMS


  • Ken Banks

    (Ken Banks, the Founder of and FrontlineSMS, specializes in the application of mobile technology for positive social and environmental change in the developing world. Ken has lived and worked in a number of African countries, where he was involved in a number of conservation and development projects; he regularly presents his work on the international conference circuit. He is a Pop!Tech Social Innovation Fellow, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, a Laureate of the Tech Awards, and an Ashoka Fellow.)

  • Sean Martin McDonald

    (Sean Martin McDonald is the Director of Operations: Americas for FrontlineSMS. Sean also leads the FrontlineSMS:Legal project, where he focuses on the intersection of law, conflict resolution, international development, and technology.)

  • Florence Scialom

    (Florence Scialom is Community Support Coordinator for FrontlineSMS. Florence's focus is supporting and monitoring the growing global community of those using FrontlineSMS software for social change.)


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  • Ken Banks & Sean Martin McDonald & Florence Scialom, 2011. "Mobile Technology and the Last Mile: “Reluctant Innovation” and FrontlineSMS," Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization, MIT Press, vol. 6(1), pages 7-12, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:tpr:inntgg:v:6:y:2011:i:1:p:7-12

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