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About us

We are a social tech company incubated out of IIT Delhi. We started in 2009 with the intent of reversing the flow of information, that is, to make it bottom-up instead of top-down. Using simple technologies and social context to…

Our Theory of Change

Our Theory of Change

At Gram Vaani, we believe in using appropriate technology and people driven processes to build participatory media networks that can empower communities. Our Theory of Change has organically evolved from the ground up and is based on our experience of…

What is Mobile Vaani

Mobile Vaani is our answer to building a social media platform equivalent to Facebook/YouTube/Twitter for rural areas. We have built an intelligent IVR (interactive voice response) system that allows people to call into a number and leave a message about…

Listen to Mobile Vaani live

Now you can listen to Mobile Vaani live on our new website, and also check out options to advertise and run behaviour change campaigns on the network. Drop us a message and we will get back in touch with you…

The Mobile Vaani Connect Network

The Mobile Vaani Connect Network

We think of Mobile Vaani as a social social media platform for rural areas, ie. a social media platform meant for social development. This indeed captures our vision and motivation. The Mobile Vaani network not only enables over 800,000 households…

Building healthy and equitable societies

Building healthy and equitable societies

Mobile phones have become instrumental in global efforts to drive awareness and encourage behavior change to build equitable societies across the world. Mobile Vaani has been at the forefront of doing this across India, reaching over 2 million people. As…

Enhancing access to livelihood opportunities

Enhancing access to livelihood opportunities

Earlier this year, we wrote about what we learnt from working with partners to build gender equitable and healthy societies by using information and communication technologies. This time, we want to talk about our work with various organisations to increase access to livelihood…

Building resilience and ensuring access to safety nets

Building resilience and ensuring access to safety nets

As we begin 2019, we are delighted to also share that Gram Vaani has completed ten years of operations! It has been a long journey, from university technology labs to now having worked with over 150 partners across several countries…

What’s next in ICT4D

What’s next in ICT4D

As we step into 2019 in earnest, it is time for some reflection: What were some interesting developments in the field of technology, especially ICTs, for development in 2018? What are the most unique and growing applications of technology that…