Swara goes “hyperlocal” at Jan Swasthya Sahyog, Ganiyari, Chhattisgarh


Earlier this month I turned on the first of what I hope will be many “hyperlocal” deployments of the Swara platform at Jan Swasthya Sahyog in Ganiyari village, just outside Bilaspur in Chhatisgarh (Central India).The platform will be used by the community health workers associated with JSS, to record health related information from the field using their mobile…

Voices Across the Digital Divide — Using Audio Portals to Connect Communities


Human beings are the only species on earth with the ability to communicate complex ideas through language. Speaking and listening have been the basis of human society since people started living in communities. In fact, the words “community” and “communication” share a common etymology. Read more… Like this:Like Loading…

Swara in Indonesia


Note: This article draws on several comparisons between India and Indonesia in terms of connectivity and chinese culture. As more replications of the Swara technology happen across the developing world, I hope to draw a baseline that is shared by many countries. Ever since the CGNet Swara pilot in Chhattisgarh (India) went viral, we’ve been…

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