1. Mobile Technologiesand Climate Change Anjesh TuladharYoung Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
2. Technology Climate Change
Information technologies vital to tackling climate change UN secretary general (Oct 2009)
UN teamed up with mobile phone companies and other partners to install 5,000 new weather stations across Africa. The weather stations will monitor the impact of climate change, and when there is news,text messages will be sent immediately to farmers mobile phones .
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=32421&Cr=technology&Cr1 3. Global Mobile Statistics (2010)
90% of world population live in mobile network coverage area
Global Mobile Penetration 5. 3 billion (77% of World population)
Mobile devices sales increased by 18.5% from 2009 to 2010
Global mobile web user 450 million
More than 300,000 apps were downloaded 10.9 billion times
Source: http://mobithinking.com 4. Nepal Mobile Statistics
Mobile Penetration 38.31%
Internet Penetration Rate 10.03%
Source: NTA - MIS Report (May, 2011) 5.
Next technology (almost)
A new way to tackle old problem
Mobile 6. What mobile has
Hundreds of applications...
7. Project Surya
Collecting climate data (Black carbon)
Individuals will use the camera on the mobile phone to capture and transmit an image containing the air filter and color chart to a server
an algorithm on the server will interpret the image of the filter to automatically compute the daily BC concentrations for that household
Researchers will use the data streams to evaluate the intervention's impact on regional and global climate change, and its impact on individual pollution exposure and public health
http://www.projectsurya.org/mobile-phone-technology/ 8. UNICEF Voice of Youth 9. How mobile based apps works? 10. Javarosa - Dimagi
Perfect for data collection
From an inexpensive handset, a server appliance, to the latest Android device
11. Where else...
..... list will go on
12. Mobile Social Networking Nepal
To develop mobile applications community of practice
To foster competition of ideas to encourage entrepreneurship
Linkage to mobile industry professional locally internationally