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Focus: ‘Mobiles for social and behavior change’
Date: May 9-10, 2013
Venue: Taj Vivanta, Delhi

Consultation Objectives:

  • Reflect on the reach, access, use  and potential of mobile phones amongst women, adolescent girls, boys and other stakeholders; 
  • Understand some of the models being implemented using mobile phones for social and behaviour change – information/knowledge  dissemination, monitoring, support to front line workers, and inter personal communication;
  • Assess the potential of the different interventions to be up-scaled;
  • Explore the scope of partnership building and collaborative work among government, private, bilateral agencies, CSOs and others in mobiles for SBC;
  • Finalize the white paper on ‘Mobiles for Social & Behaviour Change’ with consultation recommendations

DAY 1: MAY 9, 2013

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM:   WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
This session gives an overview of the objectives of Consultation and the expectations from the deliberations. It sets the context and background to the Consultation.

9:30 AM – 9:45AM Welcome & Introduction by Digital Empowerment Foundation
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Consultation overview
Paolo Mefalopulos,  Chief Communication for Development (C4D), UNICEF
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Use of mobile phones for Governance
Mr. Osama Manzar, Director, DEF
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Scope & Opportunity of the Use of Mobile Phones
Arun Maira, Member, Planning Commission
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Introduction of invitees, practitioners & participants

11.30 AM – 1.15 PM    WORKING SESSION I
STATUS OVERVIEW: MOBILE REACHABILITY, ACCESSIBILITY, USABILITY & POTENTIAL

11:30 AM – 11:45 PM Reach and Access of Mobiles
Presentation by: Mr. Subho Ray, President, Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Mobile Usage & Potential [Content + Context]
Presentation by: Milind Pathak, Global Head of New Business, One97
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM Topline Findings from a study of 65 Tech4Dev Mobile Innovations
Presentation by: Chirag Arora, IIT Delhi

2:00 PM – 5:30 PM    WORKING SESSION II

LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCES: USE OF MOBILE PHONES FOR 1) INFORMATION DISSEMINATION & 2) MONITORING/TRACKING

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Case Study presentations: Use of mobile phones for Information Dissemination
Case presenters

  • Mobiles for Education àN. A Shah Ansari, Project Name:Let us go to school; By: Radio Namaskar; Location: Konark, Odisha
  • Mobiles for Health àChetan Sharma, Project Name: MHSM SMS Toolkit; By: Datamation Foundation; Location: Kanpur, UP
  • Mobiles for Environmental Sustainability àKamaljeet & Surabhi Mittal Project Name: Kisan Sanchar;

By: Kisan Sanchar; Location: Rohtak, Haryana

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM Case study presentation: Use of Mobile phones for Monitoring / Tracking
Case presenters

  • Mobiles for Education à Sudhanshu Tripathi, Project Name: The IVRS based Daily Monitoring System (DMS); By: Mid-Day Meal Authority; Location: Uttar Pradesh
  • Mobiles for Health à Nishith Dholakia; Project Name: E-Mamta– Mother & Child Tracking System; By: State Rural Health Mission(SRHM), Department of Health & Family Welfare; Location: Gujarat
  • Mobiles for Environmental Sustainability à Santosh Ostwal, Project Name: Nano Ganesh; By: Ossian Agro Automation Pvt. Ltd.; Location:Pune, Maharashtra

DAY 2: MAY 10, 2013
9:30 AM – 1:00 PM      WORKING SESSION III
LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCES: USE OF MOBILE PHONES FOR SUPPORT TO FRONTLINE WORKERS & INTER PERSONAL COMMUNICATION (IPC)

Session Chair & Moderator:  Madan Mohan Rao, Research Director, Mobil Monday

Rapporteur: UNICEF India & DEF

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM  Case study presentation: Use of Mobile Phones for Training of frontline workers 
Case presenters

  • Mobiles for Education àZubeeda B. Quraishy; Project Name: BridgeIt India, By: EZ Vidya Pvt Ltd.; Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Mobiles for Health àPriyanka Dutt; Project Name: Mobile Kunji By: BBC Media Action; Location: Bihar
  • Mobiles for Health àMurari M. Choudhury; Project Name: CommCare; By:Dimagi Health Solutions, NEEDS; Location: Jharkhand
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM  Case study presentation: Mobiles for Inter Personal Communication 
Case presenters

  • Mobiles for Education àNand Wadhwani Project Name: HealthPhone; By: The Mother and Child Health and Education Trust; Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Mobiles for HealthàDr. Sandhya Ramalingam; Project Name: Nokia-Arogyam Diabetes; By: Arogya World
  • Mobiles for Environmental Sustainability àPreetiSoni; Project Name: Hello Sakhi; By: Kutch MahilaVikas Sangathan; Location: Gujarat

 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM  WORKING SESSION IV

EXPANDING THE USE OF MOBILE PHONES: PARTNERSHIPS AND WAY FORWARD

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM  Case study presentation: Use of Mobile Phones for Training of frontline workers 
Case presenters

  • Mobiles for Education àZubeeda B. Quraishy; Project Name: BridgeIt India, By: EZ Vidya Pvt Ltd.; Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Mobiles for Health àPriyanka Dutt; Project Name: Mobile Kunji By: BBC Media Action; Location: Bihar
  • Mobiles for Health àMurari M. Choudhury; Project Name: CommCare; By:Dimagi Health Solutions, NEEDS; Location: Jharkhand
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM  Case study presentation: Mobiles for Inter Personal Communication 
Case presenters

  • Mobiles for Education àNand Wadhwani Project Name: HealthPhone; By: The Mother and Child Health and Education Trust; Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Mobiles for HealthàDr. Sandhya Ramalingam; Project Name: Nokia-Arogyam Diabetes; By: Arogya World;
  • Mobiles for Environmental Sustainability àPreetiSoni; Project Name: Hello Sakhi; By: Kutch MahilaVikas Sangathan; Location: Gujarat

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM WORKING SESSION IV
EXPANDING THE USE OF MOBILE PHONES: PARTNERSHIPS AND WAY FORWARD

Session Chair: Ms. Sudha P. Rao, Adviser (WCD), Planning Commission, GoI
Session Moderator: UNICEF India and DEF
Lead Discussants

  • Nokia India: Natesh B V, Director – Emerging Markets
  • Facebook: Ankhi Das, Head of Public Policy for India
  • Qualcomm: AnirbanMukerji, Senior Manager – Wireless Reach
  • Population Council: M.E. Khan, Senior Program Associate
  • Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER):RajatKathuria, Director and Chief Executive
  • Nasscom Foundation: Rita Soni, CEO
  • Telecom Expert: Amitabh Singhal, Former CEO, NIXI, Board Member at Public Interest Registry
  • Swara Platform and Network (CGNetSwara): ArjunVenkatraman
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Peter Small
  • UNESCO: Alisher Umarov, Programme Specialist in Education
  • Open Knowledge Community (OKC), C/O UNESCO: Rajen Varada

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