Rhizomática works as a bridge between the potential users of the technology and the engineers and developers of these efforts to ensure the technology is deployed and appropriate for use in the developing world. Their mission is to increase access to mobile telecommunications to the over 2 billion people without affordable coverage and the 700 million with none at all. Through efforts in Mexico and Nigeria, they use new information and communication technologies, especially mobile telephony, to facilitate development and community organization in the developing world.
Their approach combines regulatory reform, decentralization, community involvement, and the application of new technologies to connect people and communities to services proven to increase access to information, development and, ultimately, quality of life.
APC member since 2016
- Topic areas of expertise:
- Access to information,
- Cultural & linguistic diversity