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RE: updated framework

From: Nadeem Akhtar <nadeem@cewit.org.in>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 16:14:50 +0530
To: "'Stephane Boyera'" <boyera@w3.org>
Cc: <public-mw4d@w3.org>
Message-ID: <009a01c8f7b1$740d2630$5c277290$@org.in>

Hi Stephan,

 It's good to know that there are people with experience in m-banking in
this group. Even if we don't actively consider it within MW4D, we should
bear in mind the fact that providing access to financial services is an
integral aspect of socio-economic development.

As for my second point, at the moment, I do not have specific examples of
failed projects related to M4WD work.

Regards,
Nadeem

-----Original Message-----
From: public-mw4d-request@w3.org [mailto:public-mw4d-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Stephane Boyera
Sent: 05 August 2008 14:48
To: Nadeem Akhtar
Cc: public-mw4d@w3.org
Subject: Re: updated framework



Hi Nadeem,

> 1. Stakeholders: I feel that the banking sector should be included. Mobile
> banking can potentially be of great help to people in rural areas where
> banks typically have a small footprint. I'm guessing that people involved
in
> healthcare and education are covered in the other headings such as
> International Organisations etc.

I believe that we already have people with  experience in M-banking.
(an author of a paper on this topic at the Brazil workshop is part of 
this group)
That said, on the light of the discussion we had yesterday, the primary 
focus of this group is on empowering grassroots, and facilitating their 
use of the potential of the mobile platform.
While i can imagine health, education, agriculture,... services 
developed and run by an ngo, the case of m-banking is slightly 
different, given the specific regulation, and the required 
infrastructure. I believe that the availability of m-banking is a topic 
for operators, government and regulators, and not really for grassroots.
Moreover, this is a very hot topic and there are lots of activity in 
this domain, driven by the above-mentionned actors. An example is the 
recent m-banking summit in Cairo organized by gsma and the world bank 
(see http://www.mobilemoneysummit.com/ ).

> 2. Goals -> Develop Resources: In addition to 'best practices', it might
be
> worth documenting some of the initiatives that did not work out. 

what are you referring to ?

Best
Stephane

> Regards,
> Nadeem 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-mw4d-request@w3.org [mailto:public-mw4d-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Stephane Boyera
> Sent: 04 August 2008 14:35
> To: public-mw4d@w3.org
> Subject: updated framework
> 
> 
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> in order to prepare this afternoon call, i updated the framework 
> document and i hope to have integrated in all sections the comments 
> received so far.
> 
> http://www.w3.org/2006/12/digital_divide/wiki/mw4dframework
> 
> Cheers
> Steph

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