Community Radio & GRINS

The Mobile Vaani Connect Network

The Mobile Vaani Connect Network

We think of Mobile Vaani as a social social media platform for rural areas, ie. a social media platform meant for social development. This indeed captures our vision and motivation. The Mobile Vaani network not only enables over 800,000 households…

ET rates Gram Vaani among the 14 startups to watch in 2014

ET rates Gram Vaani among the 14 startups to watch in 2014

The Economic Times has just released a rating of exciting startups to watch in 2014, and Gram Vaani is in the list! Original source here Industry: Technology for development What it offers: Gram Vaani is building the world’s first voice-based…

Gram Vaani on Amazing Indians, TimesNow!

Gram Vaani on Amazing Indians, TimesNow!

Our work on Jharkhand Mobile Vaani was covered under the Amazing Indians program on Times Now! Watch the video to learn our story, and the stories of those who use Mobile Vaani.

Gram Vaani sets up Relief Newslines in Uttrakhand

Gram Vaani sets up Relief Newslines in Uttrakhand

CNN-IBN covered Gram Vaani’s Citizen Relief News Lines in Uttrakhand. Watch the video here. Cloudburst and flash floods have devastated lives and property in Uttrakhand. While the rescue operations and relief work have been stepped up, thousands still remain stranded across…

Speaking at the Global Innovation Roundtable

Speaking at the Global Innovation Roundtable

The global innovation roundtable is an annual meeting organized by the National Innovation Council, and this year’s theme was to understand the use of ICTs and entrepreneurship around ICTs to help in global social development. We are proud to have…

Demand driven accountability: From micro to macro

Demand driven accountability: From micro to macro

Our experience over the last few years on using technology to create feedback loops has brought us many insights. We’ve presented our insights at several conferences and want to share them with everybody. Download We start with explaining a ten…

Our take on technology for development

Our take on technology for development

We were recently invited at several conferences to speak about our experiences with using technology for development, or rather, the limits of technology. Here are two presentations we would like to share with everybody. Realizing the promise of technology Download…

New Mass Media: Community Radio

New Mass Media: Community Radio

Citizen News Network writes how Gram Vaani’s Relief News lines at community radios in flood affected regions of Uttrakhand is promoting citizen journalism. Read the original source here. Today’s South Asian alternative media are thumping the issues of disaster management,…

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