As millions of people access mobile and internet for the first time, there is an unprecedented opportunity to connect them to the information and services they need to thrive. Realising the potential of internet access is no easy feat, especially in developing economies. Jonathan was joined by Sebastien Codeville from KaiOS Technologies, one of our partners, and Maya Horgan Famodu from Ingressive Capital. The speakers discussed how each organisation is using pioneering mobile technology to drive social change.
Exploring how technology can help to close the gender divide, Jonathan made the case for girls being key to changing the world, and for the need to reach girls with the right content to help them change their lives. He argued that as more young women and girls are coming online, we need to be ready to design services and products for girls that meet their needs. Without the data, we can’t be sure what these unique needs are, which is why the first step should be to listen to girls.