As an intern at the Development Gateway Foundation, I found that which alludes most interns — a career path that brings together a great number of personal interests and, if the whole is greater than the sum, just may benefit the world in kind. I am speaking of the fusion of how people use emerging technologies and the challenges of the developing countries. I am convinced that open source platforms and software can be used in such a way as to benefit everyone and I hope my knowledge can facilitate positive change.
I am an advisor. And this is the purpose of this blog. I’ll leave it to others to grind economic data and statistics because, and I’ll admit, I am not interested in doing this. I hope to reach the layperson who is interested in learning more about ICT for development with an emphasis on mobile phones in developing countries, the development practitioner who knows little of technology and needs some guidance, and most importantly, those in low-income nations who may have stumbled upon this site while looking for new methods of knowledge sharing and capacity growth. Hopefully the tools found here, both technical and of ideas in nature, will prove useful. I humbly hope so.