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Interview with National Geographic Emerging Explorer

Ken Banks, founder of kiwanja.net, devotes himself to the application of mobile technology for positive social and environmental change in the developing world, and has spent the last two decades working on projects in Africa. His early research resulted in the development of FrontlineSMS, an award-winning text messaging field communication system aimed at grassroots non-profit organizations.

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He was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in May 2010 and an Ashoka Fellow in 2011, was the recipient of the 2011 Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest, and was selected as a member of the UK Prime Minister’s delegation to Africa in July 2011. In 2012 the Cambridge business community presented Ken with a “Special Achievement Award” for his work as a social entrepreneur.

Being thrown in the deep-end and having to understand myself gave me all the qualification I needed. Tweet This Quote

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