Category Archives: Mobile Phone Applications

CTED Conference: How safe is mobile money?

On February 12 and 13, the Second Annual CTED Conference took place in Abu Dhabi, titled: “Enhancing Economic Development through Technology: Focus on Africa and other Developing Countries”. Read below guest blogger Elizabeth Dickinson‘s post on the second Mobile Money … Continue reading

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CTED Conference: Mobile Banking Revolutionizes Financial Inclusion

On February 12 and 13, the Second Annual CTED Conference took place in Abu Dhabi, titled: “Enhancing Economic Development through Technology: Focus on Africa and other Developing Countries”. Read below guest blogger Elizabeth Dickinson‘s post on the Mobile Money Panel: … Continue reading

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Alliances strengthening Ghanaian farmers’ market knowledge

All Africa reports the launch of a new partnership between Esoko and MTN Ghana, called M-Agric Service. The service from Esoko, the leading agricultural market information platform in Ghana, and MTN Ghana, one of the largest cell phone companies in … Continue reading

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Teach a man to text….Dealing with “tech literacy” in rural Ghana

Nicole Hildebrandt is a CTED student researching Market Information Systems in Ghana. Read below for her recent experiences training farmers in Ghana. As a (late) twenty-something from the US, I’ve basically grown up using a mobile phone, so it’s hard for me … Continue reading

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Mobile Phones – The Future of Banking

Say you need to run to the corner store to purchase some sugar. What do you grab to take with you – your keys, your wallet, your phone? What if you no longer needed your wallet and everything you had … Continue reading

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Measuring Trust

CTED’s research focuses on developing new technologies that can transform and improve the lives of the world’s poor. But how do you convince them to use these technologies and what role does trust play in the use and adaptation of … Continue reading

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Mobile money and medical records: The importance of security

An often-overlooked facet of technology for development is the need for robust security measures. While many consider service delivery to the rural and urban poor ‘under the radar’ of potential attackers, everything from mobile money (GCASH, M-PESA) to pharmaceuticals, to … Continue reading

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