Remote Village Technology in Laos

WorldChanging: “The Jhai Foundation’s Remote IT Village project is creating innovative technology to better the lives of poor rural villagers, and creating a global model in the process.”

It’s a good model too – very exciting. Why? Because it is developing technology that serves the needs of the local community, using low power, wireless and open source technology to overcome infrastructure problems. It is not trying to graft western tools and systems onto a community with the aim of “improving” the community – it’s a different, bottom-up approach. Excellent! This is the sort of stuff I want to be involved in!