NAIROBI, Kenya – Our eyes are still very much on Africa. Following yesterday’s post about innovative, locally relevant solutions for the continent, today we have the two remaining videos in the series. Watch them below and let us know what you think in the comments.
Eyes on Africa is a series of four films, focusing on the work being done by Nokia in the continent.
Not being able to get a mobile signal is never a good experience. But how about if you live in a village where there’s no GSM coverage whatsoever? That’s the case for many in rural areas of Africa. So are they to do without the advantages of owning a mobile phone, then? Not at all – the video shows how some villagers are starting to get many of the benefits of mobile telephony without a signal.
Mobiles have leapfrogged conventional communications in many developing countries. People are getting access to mobiles before landlines and certainly before computers. This is creating an enormous potential market for new applications that put locally relevant needs first. Our last video looks at the ways African developers are starting to take advantage of this opportunity.
As always, let us know your thoughts in the comments below.