1. Happy Birthday Ken


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    Ken blows out his birthday candles in the FrontlineSMS office. Check out that particularly special cake.

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    • Ken Banks - Frontline SMS #aglondon


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      Ken Banks talks at Africa Gathering London. June 2010

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      • Ken Banks speaking at #TDC10


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        Ken Banks speaking at the Thinking Digital Conference 2010 about his companies frontlineSMS.com technology. He discusses how the technology they provide helps non for profit organisations and third world countries communicate effectively.

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        • Ken Banks: FrontlineSMS


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          The Feast '09

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          • ABWxD '08 - Ken Banks


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            Ken Banks, founder of kiwanja.net, specializes in the application of mobile technology for positive social and environmental change in the developing world. He combines over 22 years in I.T. with over 14 years experience living and working throughout Africa in countries including Kenya, Nigeria (where he ran a primate sanctuary), South Africa, Mozambique, Cameroon, Zambia, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. In 1999 he graduated from Sussex University with honors in Social Anthropology with Development Studies. His vision is to empower others to create social change, and he does this by developing and providing tools to mostly grassroots organizations who seek to better use technology in their work. In 2007 he hit headline news on the BBC when his text messaging application, FrontlineSMS, was used to help monitor the Nigerian Presidential elections. Since launch the software has been successfully implemented in over forty countries including Afghanistan, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, the Philippines and Pakistan.

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            • Ken Banks - FrontlineSMS & Kiwanja.net


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              Ken came to Africa Gathering about why there are fewer places where mobile technology has made such an incredible impact than Africa. Ken spoke to the gathering about his years of experience working at the intersection of technology, anthropology, conservation and development in Africa explaining the change it's bringing to everyone from the small village entrepreneur to the work of small to medium to large non-profit organisations.

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              • Ken Banks at Africa Gathering, London 2009


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                Ken Banks - Kiwanja.net / FrontlineSMS Mobiles in Africa - How technology is driving social and economic change

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                • Frontline SMS \o/


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                  Ken Banks is the brains behind a great free software programme called FrontlineSMS. In this interview he explains the problems it is solving. I think this is a superb software suite, especially for radio stations in Africa. I see that Ushahidi are using it all over the place as part of their production suite, as well as Google for research projects in East Africa. They have also been extremely clever with the branding.

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