Activities on Mobile Vaani

From the periphery to the core: How can we hear more women’s voices from rural India?

From the periphery to the core: How can we hear more women’s voices from rural India?

by Vani Viswanathan Neha is a proud, beaming 16-year-old. Standing on the lawns outside Delhi’s India Gate, she speaks to the camera about how she is the first female volunteer with Jharkhand Mobile Vaani– a voice-based social network for rural India –…

Idea # 4: Using Community Media to Build Community Institutions for Development

Idea # 4: Using Community Media to Build Community Institutions for Development

An anganwadi worker says that food grains received in the centre haven’t been distributed to children and mothers it serves. Over 5,000 farmers haven’t received their insurance pay-outs from the government. A villager has been desperately trying for seven years…

The people’s verdict: Aadhaar for midday meals – yay or nay?

The people’s verdict: Aadhaar for midday meals – yay or nay?

On February 28th 2017, the Indian government announced that students who wish to have midday meals in their government schools – a nationwide scheme targeted at increasing enrolment in schools – have to furnish their Aadhaar number or proof or…

Idea #3 — Using ICTs to improve the design and monitoring of development programmes

Idea #3 — Using ICTs to improve the design and monitoring of development programmes

Thousands of NGOs and development organisations across India interact with the grassroots everyday – with people, their influencers, their local leaders and government bodies – as part of their programmes. Only with the right communication, can awareness gaps of people…

Holding up half the sky: Elected Women Representatives in Jharkhand

Holding up half the sky: Elected Women Representatives in Jharkhand

“There was much I didn’t know when I was within the four walls of my house,” said Manju Devi from Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand, an elected woman representative (EWR) from her village. “But there is much I learnt – and…

Helping look beyond disabilities: Namma Vaani

Helping look beyond disabilities: Namma Vaani

Namma Vaani is an IVR platform provided by Enable India. Run on Gram Vaani’s (OnionDev) Mobile Vaani platform, it caters to the information needs of persons with disabilities and has been piloted in Karnataka. His exams only a few days…

Farmers’ plea for insurance payments heard through Mobile Vaani

Farmers’ plea for insurance payments heard through Mobile Vaani

About the Mobile Vaani Impact series: Since 2012, Mobile Vaani has been reaching thousands of people in India’s vast hinterlands with news, views and information about health, banking, education, sanitation, sexuality, agriculture, government policies, etc. At the same time, the…

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