LIRNEasia was invited to introduce its work on understanding how people at the BOP in emerging Asia use ICTs and what kinds of new services they are likely to be interested in at the 4th Global Forum organized by infoDev and the Finnish government in Helsinki, May 28-June 2, 2011.
Our research was presented at a “deep dive” session on m applications attended by around 100 people. The slides are here. You will not be able to see the video that I started with, from the above link. The video of Chamara is available here instead.
I concluded by discussing the powerful notes from the CKS interview with Zayad of Bangladesh, where both his current use of mobile voice and the services he would like to see being offered. I had to mention that the biggest barriers facing Zayed include the terrible uncertainty in the Bangladesh telecom sector and the delays and errors in the release of 3G frequencies.