Connecting Masses

The idea of mBillionth Award emerged because we have been running Manthan Award for the past 9 years, which recognizes best ICT for Development (ICTD) initiatives and how digital inclusion impacts people across diverse communities and in remote areas. Three years ago, we realized that the mobile has had an accelerator impact on the general…

Empowering Masses through Digital Innovations

” In tune with these times, the upcoming Electronic Service Delivery Bill mandates all government organisations to deliver public services through electronic mode to enhance transparency, efficiency, accountability, accessibility and reliability in delivery of such services.” “The Manthan Award 2011 nominations process generated 450 plus nominations, and thus, we are now a repository of more…

Empowering Women through Mobile

“No longer just a talking tool, women are using the mobile in a diverse number of ways. to stay safe in times of danger, to keep informed on community matters, to manage their finances, to receive regular updates on critical issues from farming to weather, to access much needed help lines, to learn english and…

Mobiles for Social Impact

This book is a compilation of best e-practices by NGOs in India who uses technology to improve their reach of services in information and content for masses. Most importantly, the book have details of those finalists who have applied for Vodafone Mobiles for Good Prize at mBillionth Award South Asia 2011. The innovations is meticulously…

NetChakra (15 Years of Internet in India)

India is potentially one of the largest Internet markets in the world and has a unique mix of digital excellence along with digital divide. From e-commerce and digital news to gaming and e-government, India has changed a lot over the last 15 years since commercial launch of the Internet. This book addresses a number of…

mBillionth Award South Asia, 2011

This book is a compilation of best e-practices records across South Asia, for innovations in mobile application, wireless, telecom sector development in each level of society. This book is a separate repository of all mobile phone uses, practices and the fastest growing media tool relative application development. This book contains South Asia’s Best Mobile Innovations…