Mobiles in-a-box

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_Mobiles in-a-box was first published in 2008, online and as a booklet, and updated in 2009. It is no longer in publication, however updated content can be found in our more recent toolkits and guides. _

Toolkit description, 2009

Mobiles in-a-box is a collection of tools, tactics, how-to guides and case studies designed to help advocacy and activist organisations use mobile technology in their work.

The tactics discussed revolve around themes like outreach and participation, fundraising and resource mobilisation, people's media, and coordinating and mobilising.

The toolkit also explores the possibility of mixing mobile advocacy with other media and the internet, where the aim is to broaden the scope for information gathering and dissemination.The toolkit offers useful tips to ensure privacy, while also helping scale mobile advocacy efforts to available resources.

Through inspiring case studies from around the world, the toolkit shows how mobile telephony has made a difference to varied areas of activism - from election monitoring to tracking environmental destruction.

Mobiles in-a-box was awarded a Manthan "E-news" award for digital inclusion in development in 2009.

"Mobiles in-a-box is what every non techie involved in campaigns and advocacy NEEDS. It has enhanced our work on mobiles for transformation in terms of the opportunities it affords us of skipping the services of techies and it has helped us operate efficiently. We are now commencing a project on human rights mobile hub that will utilize some of the techniques stated in the toolkit." -- Christiana Charles-Iyoha, Centre for Policy Development (PolDeC) Nigeria.

The toolkit is available in English and French, and an updated version was released in July 2009. All content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.