Kenneth Banks

Kenneth Banks

Social entrepreneur, known for developing FrontlinesSMS

Ken Banks, founder of kiwanja.net, is dedicated to the application of mobile technology for positive social and environmental changes in developing countries, and has spent the last 15 years working on projects in Africa. Recently, his research has resulted in the creation of FrontlineSMS, a ground-based communication system designed to empower small and medium-sized nonprofit organizations. Ken is a graduate of the University of Sussex with honors in Social Anthropology related to Development Studies, and obtained a Reuters Digital Vision scholarship in 2006, and was nominated for a Pop! Tech Social Innovation Fellow in 2008. Ken's work has been supported by the MacArthur Foundation and the Open Society Institute, and is the current beneficiary of a grant from the Hewlett Foundation.

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2009-03-26 45 minutos

Experiences battle

Kenneth Banks

Social entrepreneur, known for developing FrontlinesSMS