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Radio-over-phone ‘Gram Vaani aims to eliminate child marriage

Radio-over-phone ‘Gram Vaani aims to eliminate child marriage

Our campaign on early marriage in partnership with Breakthrough was covered on Zee News! Original link New Delhi: ‘Gramvani’ – a radio-over-phone platform in rural hinterland of Bihar and Jharkhand aims to set a perfect example of technology leading to…

Sourcing weather info from fishermen

Sourcing weather info from fishermen

Gram Vaani is proud to be collaborating with Radio Monsoon, in partnership with the University of Sussex. Original link Rasheed Kappan, Bangalore, March 26, 2014, DHNS: How about a system that sources real-time information on weather from GPS-equipped fishermen at…

IIT students work on system to check government claims

IIT students work on system to check government claims

Dipanjan’s work on using IVR systems to track wage payments and grievances, in collaboration with the Liberation Technologies group at Stanford, has been published in the Times of India, congrats Dipanjan! Original link. Note: Gram Vaani is not a collaborator…

If development has indeed happened, why is there still so much dissatisfaction among the citizens?

If development has indeed happened, why is there still so much dissatisfaction among the citizens?

Sultan’s article has been published in the NGO Times, congrats Sultan! Original link शहर की खूबसूरत ऊँची-ऊँची चमकती इमारतें, लम्बे-चौड़े फ्लाई-ओवर, चार लेन वाली सड़कें और उस पर दन दनाती गाड़ियों का कारवां को देखकर तो ऐसा लगता है जैसे…

Mobilizing grassroots campaigns using IVRS

Mobilizing grassroots campaigns using IVRS

Aparna’s article on campaigns on Mobile Vaani has been published in Educomm, by the Commonwealth of Learning. Congrats Aparna! Original link Mobile Vaani is a novel voice-based communication platform through which communities can use ordinary phones and landlines to interact…

Ruralcall starts new Mobile Vaani network in MP

Ruralcall starts new Mobile Vaani network in MP

Ramkrishna Sameriya, founder of Rural Call, has started a Mobile Vaani network in Harda, MP. This steadily increases the count of Mobile Vaani partners who are using the platform in very innovative ways in their respective geographies. If you want…

Mobile Vaani talks, on Civil Society

Mobile Vaani talks, on Civil Society

Chetna from Civil Society has written a fantastic article about Mobile Vaani. Original source here. People living in urban areas may not react to “Johar! Mobile Vaani mein aapka swagat hai…” but this salutation is a comforting welcome for nearly…

Social media and healthcare in rural India

Social media and healthcare in rural India

Kapil Khandelwal has written a fantastic column on how social media can be used to improve healthcare, and used Jharkhand Mobile Vaani as a case study. Read the original here, and you can download the pdf here