Mobility in healthcare and civic engagement—ICTs and the future of development

Smartphones and other mobile platforms are proliferating throughout the developing world, especially as device costs rapidly decrease. Cellular voice and data increasingly reaches towards all corners of the world. These technology and economic trends have spurred research, field trials and deployments of mobile Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in support of humanitarian goals such as effective healthcare and meaningful civic engagement.


This roundtable discussion will focus on the present and future uses of mobile ICTs in both the developing world and the U.S. as well as the necessary supporting infrastructure in the healthcare and civic engagement domains. Bringing together experts in communication infrastructure, civic engagement, and health, we will discuss key lessons learned from past successes and failures to provide a snapshot of current deployment and practice, and to identify challenges moving forward.


This event is free and open to the public.


Participants include:

  • Orange Labs
  • Georgia Tech’s College of Computing
  • Georgia Tech’s Technologies and International Development Lab
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Where:The TSRB Auditorium at Georgia Institute of Technology (Technology Square Research Building, 85 Fifth Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308)

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ORANGE is one of the world’s leading telecommunication operations in with over 40 years of improving the world of communications through high-performing infrastructure and innovative services that have marked the history of telecommunications. Among the programs of Orange’s research and development division, known as The “Orange Labs”, is Support AMEA for Local and Collaborative Innovation (SA4LCI) which aims at improving lives in Asia, the Middle East and Africa through practical solutions in the domains of health, education, and agriculture.


This France-Atlanta 2014 event is organized and made possible with the help of our partners:


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