Our Vision

Posted by KatrinVerclas on Jul 16, 2009

The Time is Right for Mobiles in Social Change: 4.5 Billion mobile phones, and counting.

Mobile phones are proliferating at astounding rates across socio-economic and cultural boundaries, revolutionizing the way we organize ourselves.

With more than 4.5 billion mobile subscriptions in circulation in 2009, they are found in every corner of the world, used by people to communicate with each other, and access and deliver information and services. These trends are highly promising for NGOs and civil society organizations that can now engage people on issues that matter most -- through always-on, always-on-hand devices.

MobileActive.org's vision is to help organizations make use of the most ubiquitous communications technology in the world with data, tools, and how-to resources; build a network of practitioners and technologists in a supportive community of practice; and highlight and explore the many innovative campaigns and projects -- their lessons learned.

In short, we want to make it easier for any organization interested in using mobile tech to do so.

The global MobileActive community aggregates and builds upon the lessons learned from the pioneers in this field for the benefit of civil society organizations.

Our goals:

  1. Expand access to knowledge, ideas and experiences about the use of mobile technology to make the world a better place;
  2. Reduce learning costs for deploying mobile technology for civil society organizations;
  3. Accelerate the use of effective strategies and tactics of mobile use for NGOs;
  4. Provide a comprehensive platform for building partnerships, and for facilitating access to technology, know-how, and funding.

Join us and get involved. Welcome to MobileActive.org!