This is just one of the themes being discussed at the 2013 Mobile Web East Africa Conference in Kenya. This promises to be a fascinating conference, exploring how mobile has changed the lives of African people - a subject we are particularly interested in.
Those living in Africa have bypassed the desktop PC and have gone straight to mobile web, for their first experience of the Internet; in fact our own data suggests that over half of people living in Kenya (51%) only access the Internet on their mobile phone.
This has opened up lifelines for people, enabling them to access crucial health, education and agricultural advice. Africa is advancing rapidly in technology, creating quality mobile applications and numerous mobile commerce opportunities.
This video gives a good overview of the impact mobile is having in Africa.
You can find out more information about the conference here. Unfortunately we can’t attend but we’ll be following it very closely!