1. Happy Birthday Ken


    from Laura Hudson / Added

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

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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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      • Frontline SMS \o/


        from Jonathan Marks / Added

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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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