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Re: introductions

From: Dhaval Joshi <dhawaldesign@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 21:33:39 +0530
Message-ID: <AANLkTikKEj5Ltd9BSwEIcaBvL9FXXNn-c246S3RUEDDJ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Katrin Verclas <katrin@mobileactive.org>
Cc: "public-mw4d@w3.org Group" <public-mw4d@w3.org>

My name is Dhaval and I am based at Nokia Research Center, bangalore - India
My interest areas are the role of Technology and Design in healthcare,
literacy and internet access in general in developing countries.

I have been working in this domain since 2006 - I am hands-on person
in terms of carrying out research and I spend a lot of time on the


On Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 10:47 PM, Katrin Verclas
<katrin@mobileactive.org> wrote:
> Hi, all - I was just told by Stephane that the members/subscribers of this
> list are not visible to us (who are subscribers).  While I find this
> puzzling (and do not understand it at all since we are all subscribers and
> thus should know who else is here in the interest of transparency and
> representation), it seems that it might be time then to introduce ourselves
> so that we have a sense of who is here!
> Let me start - I run MobileActive.org, a network of now about 16,000 people
> around the world who use mobile tech for social change. We run a site at
> MobileActive.org that contains the most comprehensive user-generated
> inventory of m-development projects, case studies, tools, and research; run
> active discussion lists, and participate in collaborative efforts such as
> the Open Mobile Consortium (http://open-mobile.org).
> I and a team implement mobile and new media projects in ten countries,
> currently, focused on mobiles in governance and accountability.  We also
> just conducted an inventory of mobile data collection efforts and are
> running a mobile survey in seven countries to assess how to run instant
> flash polls via sms and mobile web about critical areas of vulnerability,
> and are about to embark on a new ambitious project focused on human rights.
> I have been doing this work since 2005 but have been in tech for change in
> some form or another since 1986 (ugh, long time ago!) and have thus a
> sometimes radically realistic perspective on what tech innovations can and
> can not deliver - even if I am a pragmatic optimist!
> I am looking forward to hearing form others here!
> Katrin
> Katrin Verclas
> MobileActive.org
> katrin@mobileactive.org
> skype/twitter: katrinskaya
> (347) 281-7191
> A global network of people using mobile technology for social impact
> http://mobileactive.org
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