SIPA Pushing the Bounds of Mobile Technology

The following was submitted to us for posting by the SIPA student blog, The Morningside Post.

Several SIPA students recently participated in the MobileTech4SocialChange conference in New York in February, hosted by Mobile Active, an organization that promotes innovative use of mobile phones for social impact. The forum featured some of the most active minds in mobile technology and highlighted ways in which cell phones can be used, for example in aiding peacekeeping operations in conflict zones to increasing fundraising for nonprofits from among large groups of individual donors. In addition to the recent first place award presented to a team of SIPA students in USAID’s Development 2.0 Challenge, SIPA students are expanding notions of what can traditionally be accomplished through mobile technology.

You can find three student perspectives on the Mobile Active event at The Morningside Post, the community blog for SIPA, or by clicking below:

MobileActive: The Technology of Change Is Changing
MobileActive: Nonprofit Fundraising for the 21st Century
Telemedicine 2.0: Who needs Internet when you’ve got a cell phone?

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