Book: Village Phone Replication Manual

By Ismael Peña-López
ICTlogy (ISSN 1886-5208). Issue #30, March 2006

 

If “yesterday” I wrote about Wireless Networking in the Developing World, now’s the time for Village Phone’s initiatives.

Famous — and well deserved — due to the work of the Grameen Foundation, the Village Phone programme bases its ICT4D policy in mobile phones instead of desktops with Internet access, and its best asset is the sustainability of the project itself.

The Village Phone Replication Manual

is a guideline for replicating the Village Phone program in a new country. It draws on the experience Grameen has had in both Bangladesh and Uganda and establishes a template for creating sustainable initiatives that simultaneously bring telecommunications to the rural poor, create viable new businesses for micro-entrepreneurs, and expand the customer base of telecommunications companies.

If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:

Peña-López, I. (2006) “Book: Village Phone Replication Manual” In ICTlogy, #30, March 2006. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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    I am Ismael Peña-López.

    I am professor at the School of Law and Political Science of the Open University of Catalonia, and researcher at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute and the eLearn Center of that university. I am also the director of the Open Innovation project at Fundació Jaume Bofill.